Beaches in Gran Canaria that you should visit at least once in your life

Gran Canaria is a beautiful island of the Canary archipelago with a great diversity of beautiful beaches and coves worth visiting, accompanied by a pleasant climate all year round.

In this post we will mention the most outstanding beaches of Gran Canaria that should not be missing in your list of visits to the island.

1. Playa del Ingles

This beach in Gran Canaria is one of the most popular on the island, located in the south, next to the dunes of Maspalomas. Its extension is about 3Km, its sand is golden and very soft, it is a beach with calm waters, sunny and very pleasant during all seasons of the year.

It has services for visitors, sports areas for playing football or beach volleyball, a nudist area, etc.

The variety of hotels in Playa del Ingles is quite attractive, especially the hotels of the Lopesan group, which have beautiful and comfortable facilities and services.

On the other hand, this beach allows a series of water sports and activities for the entertainment of visitors, such as snorkelling, jet ski rides, banana rides, pedal boats, and more.

2. Las Canteras Beach

Las Canteras beach is the most important urban beach of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where you can take relaxing walks on its 3.1 km of soft golden sand.

Its waters are calm, which makes it very appropriate for the enjoyment of the family, or for those who want a relaxed atmosphere.

It has the necessary services for the comfort and safety of tourists. And, during the night it offers diverse activities in its surroundings full of restaurants, bars and pubs.

3. Maspalomas Beach

Considered the most beautiful beach on the island of Gran Canaria, surrounded by the Maspalomas Dunes, it has approximately 3 km of golden sand with an impressive softness, and a sea with an extremely low level of waves. 

It starts next to the Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse and ends at Playa del Inglés. It has the necessary services for the total enjoyment and comfort of tourists, as well as different areas to classify for example family zones, others for nudists and another for homosexuals.

4. Anfi del Mar Beach

It is a small and beautiful beach, with very calm turquoise waters similar to a swimming pool and very white sands. It is surrounded by large urbanisations, bars, shops, hotels, restaurants, etc.

This beach of Gran Canaria has all the services and it is also possible to practice different water sports. It is ideal to go with the family, it should be noted that it is a very busy beach.

5. Amadores Beach

This popular beach of artificial origin is located in the southwest of the Canary Islands, between the towns of Puerto Mogán and Puerto Rico. 

It offers a spectacular environment with a natural pool of beautiful turquoise tones. It has an extension of 500 m made up of soft white sand, which makes it a stupendous option for enjoyment.

It is equipped with all the necessary services for tourists.

6. Meloneras Beach

Located in the Maspalomas area, this beach is surrounded by five hundred metres of soft sand and calm waters, ideal for families.

It has a very beautiful promenade, is easily accessible and is surrounded by multiple and diverse service and entertainment options.

7. Las Nieves Beach

This is the most popular beach in the municipality of Agaete. It is located next to the promenade and in front of the old pier. It is surrounded by several bars, restaurants and shops.

It is a pebble beach with calm waters, it is easy to access and has all the necessary services for the comfort of its visitors.

8. Sardina del Norte Beach

Located in the north of Gran Canaria, Sardina is a small beach with crystal clear waters and golden sand.

It has all the services, it is accessible for people with mobility difficulties, it has toilets, showers, security, restaurants, etc.

At the end of the promenade in this area is the Sardina pier, where you can go fishing, diving, kayaking and other sporting activities.

Once in Gran Canaria, you will surely want to get to know every corner and every one of its beautiful beaches, which must be visited at least once in your life.

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