La Francesa Beach is the most desirable beach on the south coast of La Graciosa (archipelago island of Chinijo, a mile northwest of Lanzarote).
Beautifully surrounded in a rural area and completely isolated, its sand and spectacular waters are of an outstanding quality.
With a small width, but a length of 435 metres, the beach is divided into two strips by a very low natural stoned dam.
The deafening silence is only disrupted by the sea breeze from the river that separates Lanzarote from La Graciosa and the ever faithfull seagulls that fly freely in the sky whilst overlooking Famara.
La Francesa Beach can be reached either by foot or by bicycle (50 and 20 minutes from Caleta del Sebo which is the capital of the island La Graciosa).
Due to its proximity it is one of the busiest beaches on the island however, due to its spaciousness and the numerous natural stoned coves you are ensured a peaceful day on the beach.
Compared to the magnificent neighbour beach La Cocina (a mere 10 minute walk), La Francesa Beach does have a cooler bathing area due to its open orientation to the sea breeze.
In any case, if you decide to stay on this stretch of the coast you have the option to take a dip on the coast of La Cocina Beach first thing in the morning, when the sun still is a lot weaker.
And later on move your towel and umbrella to La Francesa Beach by midday.
The water here is splendid, the sea is like a plate, spacious and deep enough for a superb swim.
435 metres of fine sandbeach. Quiet beach.
How to get there: By foot or by bicycle (50 and 20 minutes from Caleta del Sebo).
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Note: We thank Ramón Perez Niz for the first picture of this article. His photos.