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Naturist beaches: Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a popular naturist destination, with a host of naturist-friendly venues and beaches. This is not a comprehensive list of all naturist/clothing optional beaches on Lanzarote: its primary function is to give information on the easier-reached naturist beaches, in particular for those who have maybe not visited Lanzarote previously. The information is correct as of July 2016, and Google Maps can be used for the exact beach locations and for parking details.

Under Spanish Law, naturism/naked sunbathing is a personal and individual right. However discretion for others using any beach on Lanzarote should always be respected. All of the naturist beaches listed below (save for one) are unofficial nude beaches, but naturism is widely practised and fully tolerated on them. Do note however that none of the nudist beaches listed below offer private sun-loungers, bars, toilets, shelter, food or drink.

Here's a selection, in no particular order. 

Airport (ACE) beach between Playa Honda & Matagorda: The beach is adjacent to the Arrecife airport runway, and an easy walk from the car parking area at the Matagorda end of the runway. It’s a wide beach with yellow sand. Some rocky/stony ‘zoccos’ areas towards the rear of the beach offer a greater deal of privacy. Use the middle section of this 1km long beach. Popular with single males. The boardwalk behind the beach is not naturist and discretion is advised.

Matagorda area: Yellow sand beach to the front of Hotel Beatriz Playa & Spa. Used by naturists weekdays and out of season. Some rocky/stony areas offer a greater deal of privacy. There will be non-nudists and families walking by on most days, so discretion is required.

Papagayo beaches: A series of beaches located on the southern tip of Lanzarote. Mainly sand and pebbles. Yellow/white sand surrounded by headlands and some sand dunes. Historically popular with many naturist users, the larger two Papagayo beaches are now mainly used by textiles and families. We suggest naturists use the smaller beach at the very southern part of the headland. Keep to the left on arrival at the headland.  There is an entry charge to the National Park for car parking. Pay at the ticket booth on entry.

Between Puerto Del Carmen and Playa Quemada: A narrow strip of rocky beach extending 2kms underneath the headlands. No sand, rocks only. 10 minutes walk west over the headland from Puerto Del Carmen old town, or access from the car parking area on the Camino Barranco el Quiquere. Walk down the concrete steps from the headland. Rocky inlets on the left are mainly used by single males. The flatter rocky nudist sunbathing areas to the right are more acceptable. The area can get busy at weekends. Alternatively park your car on the headlands to the north east of the village of Playa Quemada and walk down to one of the small rocky beaches along the headland to the right, with the sea in front of you. Mainly single naturists. Care is advised in this area and families with children should best avoid, as climbing over volcanic large rocks will be an obvious danger.      

Famara Beach: A beach used by naturists in the north of Lanzarote. The beach (to the north of the village of Caleta de Famara and away from the car parking areas) is used by naturists including singles, couples and families. Occasional swinger couples also use this beach. Stone/rock to the rear of the 2km beach allows privacy and wind protection. Towards the sea, the beach is brown/yellow sand. Best to avoid on a windy day! Swimming can be dangerous here due to the tides. The beach is quite wide at low tide but perfect for naturist walking. Park in the main seafront car park (free) and walk north (away from the village) or drive round the back of the large villa development and park at the back of the beach. Take care with swimming in the sea and with the coastal tides. Best not to swim at high tide, as the surf can be ruthless and dangerous.

Orzola area: There are several naturist/nude sunbathing beaches in the north of Lanzarote, including three lovely white sand beaches located to the east of the village of Orzola. The beaches are named Mojon Blanco, Caleton Blanco and Charco de la Laja. We suggest car parking at the back of each beach. These beaches can be windy! There are rock/volcanic areas allowing naturist privacy and protection.

There are beautiful lagoons at Charco de la Laja. The beaches here are often deserted apart from weekends and the summer months, when they are very popular with locals and families.

Charco del Palo: An international naturist resort development in the north east of Lanzarote, located near to the village of Mala. Follow road directions once in Mala towards the sea. It’s a peaceful and quiet residential development of apartments, bungalows and villas which are 100% naturist. There are a few restaurants and bars, with lava rock and yellow/white sandy beaches and a lagoon. Privacy can be found on this development as it is large and spacious. Property owners here are multi-national, and their property and privacy should be respected by visitors. No BN or FKK card required. Day visitors should use the beach areas only. Park with discretion and respect all rights of locals and residents.


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