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Famara Beach

Address: Lanzarote, Spain
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Ranked #14 of 61 Attractions in Lanzarote
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Surfers number 1 stop. Fantastic views. Very windy. Very stoney beach. Glad I stopped but too rough for swimming on the day I passed

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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57 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

With huge breakers sweeping in across a broad bay backed by mountain cliffs and dunes this is a wonderful spot for photography and surfing on Lanzarote - but one that the majority of visitors to the island will never see. I just hope that the strong winds off the Atlantic keep the major resort hotels away from the bay. Get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote. Great for surfing (or just having fun in the waves). It has one of the biggest waves in Lanzarote, the beach is very wide and you always have enough free space there. Amazing scenery around - La isla de la Graciosa, volcanic hills, sand dunes...We were amazed by this beach,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We discovered Famara beach and bungalows 11 years ago and have returned every year since. (Twice some years!) This is a real 'away from it all' location. Over the years, we have noticed the growing popularity, with increasing numbers of surfers, kite surfers, wind surfers and paragliders. The beach is really spectacular with the backdrop of the 2,000foot Risco cliffs... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

No this is not the golden beaches of Puerto del Carmen with back to back bars so if that's your thing then stay there! This is a wonderful, windswept, invigorating place. I'm not young and I'm not a surfer but really enjoyed watching all the people that were. No bars close by so take a snack and drinks. Cliffs near... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Long wide sandy beach with Atlantic rollers flanked by volcanic cliffs. The village gave the impression of being a laid-back surfers paradise with bars, restaurants and apartments to rent.

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Swaffham, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Ok if you are young and into surfing but not much else there. Beach is very exposed and whole area is not very attractive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Well worth a visit if you have a car. Lovely sandy beach with cliffs to the side. Only locals and surfers there. Very remote and so peaceful. Can get great waves. Loads of parking but take a picnic or will need to go back to local village as no shops

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Wigan, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A fabulous sand duned area both for the sunbather and the surfers. The views of Lanzarote,s North western shore is breathtaking.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

One of the best beaches of Lanzarote for surfing and kite-surf. I've been just one day here and I think I will be back soon. Plenty of young people, could be funny stay a week here to practice some water-sports and do bbq on the beach at night, especially with a full moon

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