Playa Blanca Beach, the first beach of Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.

The Playa Blanca Beach is a beach located in the area known as Puerto del Carmen in the Lanzarote island, Canarias, Spain. Although it is more known between the locals as “Playa Grande” or “Playa Grande de Fariones” to differentiate it from other beaches in Lanzarote also called “Playa Blanca” (there are at least other two beaches in Lanzarote called Playa Blanca).

Puerto del Carmen is an area where you will find many beaches, not only the Playa Blanca Beach. Like the “Playa de Los Pocillos“, or the “Playa de Matagorda“, but the Playa Blanca is the biggest and the first and more important in the area.

The Playa Blanca beach has all the services you may need and right to the promenade, you will find good restaurants, bars, and hotels. Of course, the downside is that the beach is very visited and may be crowded in the high season and some tourists find the prices of the coffee shops or the bars a little too expensive.

In addition to the expected services available at the best beaches in Spain like showers, toilets and so on, an interesting thing is that the town hall makes available a service to handicapped persons to take a bath using specially designed wheelchairs. If you are interested you have to contact the town hall to book the service.

The beach is also known because it may be windy some days and with medium and strong waters. This is ideal for the surfers buy maybe not so good if you are planning to lie down in a hammock and read a book. Remember to check the weather forecast in advance and if it will be a windy day maybe you need a more protected beach.

The best of Playa Blanca beach.

  • It is a big beach with all the services you may expect and some extra services like the special bath wheelchairs to hell handicapped to take a bath.
  • It is surrounded by bars, restaurants, cafeterias, and hotels. You can literally wake up from your bed and in five minutes you are on the beach.

The disadvantages of Playa Blanca beach.

  • It may be very crowded in the high season. If you are visiting Lanzarote while the high season and you don’t like crowded beaches maybe you should visit another more isolated beach.
  • There are days when the beach is very windy. This may be an advantage if you like to surf but not if you are visiting the beach with your family to lie around.

Also known as Grande

Spain, Canarias, Las Palmas

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The average score from the community for this beach is 4/5.
This beach has a length of 1190 m, and a width of 35 m.
The occupancy grade is normally high and it is an urban beach.
The sand type is white and the swim conditions are quiet waters.

Community rate

4 / 5

Map view

Nearest street view to Playa Blanca

Forecast for the next days at Playa Blanca

Wednesday 19
overcast clouds
Min: 18.53 ℃
Max: 21.18 ℃
Morning 18.53 ℃
Evening 20.31 ℃
Night 19.11 ℃
Wind speed 11.36 m/s
Wind direction 5 º (N)
Thursday 20
sky is clear
Min: 18.65 ℃
Max: 22.34 ℃
Morning 18.65 ℃
Evening 21.05 ℃
Night 19.95 ℃
Wind speed 8.53 m/s
Wind direction 28 º (NNE)
Friday 21
few clouds
Min: 18.77 ℃
Max: 22.37 ℃
Morning 18.77 ℃
Evening 21.26 ℃
Night 19.9 ℃
Wind speed 11.19 m/s
Wind direction 34 º (NE)

Ultraviolet index

Ultraviolet index information not available for this beach at this moment.

Hotels near Playa Blanca

Lani's Suites de Luxe


1 Km

10 / 10

España, Puerto del Carmen

Villas de la Marina

Villas de la Marina, in the nearby from Playa Blanca

16 Km

10 / 10

España, Playa Blanca

Timanfaya Bungalows

0 Km

10 / 10

España, Puerto del Carmen

Las Orquideas

Las Orquideas, in the nearby from Playa Blanca

0 Km

10 / 10

España, Puerto del Carmen

Los Topes

Los Topes, in the nearby from Playa Blanca

0 Km

10 / 10

España, Puerto del Carmen



Blue flag

Footh bath

Hammock rental

Handicapped access


Litter baskets



Playground area


Scuba diving

Public transportation


Surf zone


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1 thought on “Playa Blanca Beach, the first beach of Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.”

  1. La playa Blanca, situada en Tías, es una playa de arena de 1190 metros de longitud. La playa cuenta con servicios básicos como acceso para discapacitados, aseos o aparcamiento.

    The white beach, located in Tías, is a sandy beach of 1190 meters in length. The beach has basic services such as access for the disabled, toilets or parking. (This comment has been automatically translated from Spanish to English.).

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