Playa de Janubio Beach near Yaiza, Lanzarote
On the way from Yaiza towards Playa Blanca, after approx. 6 km drive, you reach the 800 meters long, black natural beach Playa de Janubio, directly adjacent to the Salinas de Janubio.
The distance from Playa Blanca to Playa de Janubio is about 8 km.
From the old road of Playa Blanca heading to Yaiza, there is one car park and access on one side of this beach and after having passed the salt pans of Janubio towards Los Hervideros, a 2nd access and parking on the north side can be found.
Because of usually quite high waves and strong currents, however, this beach most days of the year is mainly only recommended for very good swimmers. It is rather an ideal place for sunbathing, relaxing, then for bathing with smaller children.
At the Playa de Janubio beach there are of course no sunbeds and umbrellas to rent, no public toilets or even showers, no restaurant or supermarket and also no first aid station.
There are allways, even in the high season enough parking spaces.
It is a great place to visit the nearby salt marshes nearby, aswell while you are here.
Climbing along the coast in the direction to Playa Blanca, you will pass small natural tubs, which have been created by wind and weather over the millennia.
It can easy happen, that you get frightened by fleeing hand-sized crabs, who are equally frightened as visitors are quite rare.
At Playa de Janubio Beach, strollers who like to look for the green olives, which can be found here in larger quantities and where one knows handmade jewelery, can be met.
The jewelery offered on the markets on lanzarote, decorated with olivine, are mostly imported from Asian countries.
Professional photographers like to use the harsh scenery at Playa de Janubio for their fashion photography.
At Playa de Janubio Beach, you can definitely experience a particularly memorable day with a romantic sunset, similar to the famous El Golfo sunsets, which is located further north on the coast.
At the Playa de Janubio beach are no sunbeds and umbrellas to rent, no public toilets or even showers, no restaurant or supermarket and also no first aid station. Just beautiful nature.