The volcanic origin of Lanzarote determines the color of the surrounding coast. Years and years of erosion to the solidified lava have created very unique beaches in the island. Check out these 5 black sand beaches in Lanzarote.

5 unique black sand beaches you will find in Lanzarote

1. Los Clicos or el Golfo, the most famous of the black sand beaches of Lanzarote

Famous for its green lake this beach is one of the most photographed of the island. The landscape is very peculiar and worth a visit.

However we recommend you stop just for pics as the waves are too strong in the beach and swimming is not allowed.

The place was featured in the Almodovar movie Broken Embraces.

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Black beach Lanzarote / / JP Files

2. Montaña Bermeja beach

Located in front of a volcano with the same name this black sand beach is very unconventional.

The landscape is wild and beautiful. The black sand contrasts with the red volcano behind it.

Black sand beaches Lanzarote
Black sand beaches Lanzarote / bertomic /

While currents are too strong and make it dangerous to get in the water it is a nice spot to enjoy the sunset.

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3. Janubio beach, a very peculiar black sand beach

Famous for its colorful salt works this beach is a virgin area not very popular because of its dangerous waters.

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Black sand beaches Lanzarote / / JP Files

4. Las Malvas beach. The only one of the black sand beaches in Lanzarote where you can swim

A small cala located in Tinajo that was created because of the erosion after the Timanfaya volcanic eruptions.

The surrounding landscape could not be any more epic. It is one of the only black sand beaches where swimming is allowed but we recommend special shoes as there are many rocks.

5. The most remote black sand beach in Lanzarote: El Paso

The black sand beach of El Paso in Lanzarote is the most remote one, located inside the Timanfaya National park, making it quite literally a beach among volcanoes.

Its sand is pitch black and its waves are strong and powerful, making it not a great place for a swim as it can get dangerous.

Getting to it requires a hike from a path from the village of El Golfo.

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Black sand beaches Lanzarote /

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