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El Golfo Beach in El Golfo - Spain

Information on the El Golfo Beach in El Golfo (Canary islands)


Description and location of the El Golfo Beach in El Golfo (Canary islands)

Map of the beach of d'El Golfo in Lanzarote

Our opinion on the El Golfo Beach

Adresse of the El Golfo Beach : LZ-703 35570 Yaiza - El-Golfo

South-West of Lanzarote, The beach of El Golfo is one of the essential ! Not for bathing (access to the trail to go down to the beach is prohibited but not condemned … probably to discourage most tourists) but for its astonishing green lagoon resting on the beach below a volcano. A festival of colors … the green of the lagoon contrasts with the black sand and the red and yellow of the volcano. A very astonishing and especially unexcepted landscape (arriving to El Golfo gives the impression to arrive in a landscape only recovered of valcanic lava, we do not expect to find a sandy beach). 

The green color of the lagoon is due to an algae. This beautiful landscape is visible in the film A Million Years before Christ (1966).

The beach is situated at the entrance of the village of El Golfo (in the descent at the turn, there is a parking on the left). A trail allows to join the beach (we go past a first creek).

Characteristics of the El Golfo Beach

Type of beach

  • Creek
  • Shade
  • Lawn
  • Pebbles
  • Sand
  • Cement

Equipment on the beach

  • Handicap accessible
  • Shower
  • Mattress rental
  • Free parking
  • Payed parking
  • Paddle boats
  • Lifeguards in season
  • Restaurants
  • WC


  • Beach volleyball
  • Nautical Center
  • Sand Yachting
  • Nursery
  • Fishing
  • Nautical sports
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Kitesurfing


  • Difficult access
  • Nude beach
  • Wild beach
  • Near city center


  • Barbecues permitted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoke-free beach

Photos of the El Golfo Beach

Beach of El Golfo in Lanzarote

Beautiful black sandy beach with the lake of Charco de los Clicos and its emerald green color. Unique!

Beach in El Golfo in Lanzarote

We are at low tide. Surrounded by volcanic lava, this beach is one of the rare beach to have sand in the surroundings. However, caution, there are strong currents in this area.

Green Lagoon at El Golfo in Lanzarote

Beautiful green lagoon directly on the beach below the volcano. The water of this lake is denser and saltier than the Dead Sea !

Lake on the beach of El Golfo - Canary Islands - Lanzarote

A festival of colors ! How can we resist ?

Volcanoes in El Golfo - Lanzarote

It is below this volcano landscape that we find the beach of El Golfo.

El Golfo Beach Trail - Lanzarote

A well laid out trail at the entrance of El Golfo allows to join the point of view on the beach and the lagoon.

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