Playa del Risco Beach

Playa del Risco Beach near Haria, Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s most remote beach, well known by name, is the 1300 metre long Playa del Risco Beach with its fine light coloured sand.

The beach is accessible, either by boat or by walking down a dramatic footpath, from a parking lot near the village of Ye, altitude 580 meters.

After a 45 minute descent, energetic adventurers are greatly rewarded by an indescribably romantic and solitary setting.

The island of La Graciosa protects this beach from some of the prevailing wind which acts as a cooling effect, as experienced by all the northwest coast of Lanzarote. While swimming at Playa del Risco beach is not recommended, it is a totally natural beach without any developments to detract from the unspoiled scenery, save a few power lines that serve La Graciosa.

To the North, you can still see the remains of the original sea salt distillation ponds.

When visiting Playa del Risco, you should take enough food and drink with you. It’s best you buy before arriving in Ye, perhaps in Arrieta or Haria. Allow twice as long as your descent time to return back up the steep path to your car.