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Famara Beach

Lanzarote, Spain
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Ranked #18 of 68 Attractions in Lanzarote
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This beach is a great alternative to most other beaches in Lanzarote as it faces into the West Atlantic and so picks up some really good surf which is in sharp contrast to the calm coves of the East and South coast. There are also spectacular views of the mountains and Mirador del Rio.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Had I been 20 years younger without a 5 year old in tow I would have enjoyed it. Sitting on the beach with a sand covered sandwich was not my son's idea of a great day out so we quickly left !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice beach,we drove there with kids,beach is big and clean,plenty of sand,was very windy that day there(maybe is always windy there,because we see a lot of surfers there?!)but it looks great!!! Amazing view! Lifeguars keeping place safe,...plenty of parking right on the beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Hi Guys, This is the best place in Lanzarote for surfers. beach is very wide and you can get proper waves there. Definitely this place is NOT good for sunbathing! You will get covered with sand in a couple of minutes because of constant windy conditions so try to get a tan somewhere else. Have a good trip

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Do not be scared by other reviews. The beach and water is fine even for small kids - you could see many families playing there. Only you need to know something about high and low tide and not to be there when the ocean is rough. The beach is more windy than other Lanzarote beaches, especially in the morning. Great... More

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scotland
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a scene. Mountains, surf and real surfers. Nice village with restaurants and great atmosphere. Don't just go with the kids for a swim, this water is dangerous and only for experienced surfers or those being taught by the international surf school.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A must visit area of lanzarote. Most amazing unspoilt beach with amazing views. The perfect area for a restorative holiday or if you are feeling energetic a oerfect spot for surfing.

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waasmunster
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In the mid of the dusty surfers corner you find a typical local bar that serves only tapas. But the best ones on the isle. With a fresh beer, under the umbrella, it even tastes like the best diner.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful stretch of beach shadowed on all sides by breathtaking mountains. Red flag beach only suitable for surfing so swimmers, do yourselves and everyone else a favour and find another beach. Sand banks create a rip tide and to the best of my knowledge, flags are out all the time. If you are a surfer, there is no better place.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Hired a car and stumbled on this beach one Sunday. It is so far away from the main resorts and so is not busy at all. Seems to be only the odd tourist, rest mainly surfers. Lovely sand dunes and can park right beside it. We had so much fun jumping the waves we went back another day. Great day... More

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