We would like to advise that the Beach Janubio is kind of dangerous due to the very strong currents on this southwest coast of Lanzarote. So this area does not have the best swimming conditions.
The red flag is always present, indicating that you should be aware of the dangers when visiting this beach.
Not surprisingly, this magnificent stretch of just over 800 meters of black sand is a short distance from Los Hervideros, with its fragile space there can be seen swaying submarines looking for a way out.
Soaking your feet in the seas shore is the best alternative to a safe bathe.
Even though the sea is rough, ironically due to the intriguing colour of the black sand it portrays a sense of quietness and wellbeing.
With little use, Janubio is a peaceful haven of relaxation and contemplation.
Located in a massive and majestic half crater with beautiful rock formations of many different colours it’s an absolute MUST SEE on the island.
Its relaxation is due to the lack of noise and that of only the prevailing winds and comtemplation because of the proximity of the majestic Salinas de Janubio.
Its green lake and its dense black sandy beach result in an eye catching explosion of colours that is worth seeing.
820 meters of black sand beach just a step away from the spectacular Salinas de Janubio.
Arriving by car you will find a parking area a little bit before and can then walk down to the beach.
IMPORTANT: Strong ocean currents. Bathing is not recommended.
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How to complete the day
The perfect complement could be the tour visiting Salinas (salt mines), the village of El Golfo and the very impressive coastline of Los Hervideros (Nature’s Boiling Pot). Just click here for the complete route.
And why not visit the Timanfaya National Park and afterwards eat fresh fish in El Golfo?
And another great option could be a trip through the privileged landscaped route of La Geria doing some wine tasting. Complete route click here.