Beautiful beaches are one of the most important reason why so many tourists visit our island every year. In affort to comply with its popular nickname “continent in miniature” Gran Canaria offers beaches for everyones taste. Sandy beaches, stony beaches, pebble beaches, busy urban or quiet virgin beaches, beaches with safe waters and rough surfing beaches, beaches with yellow, white or black sand, natural pools and so on.
Together with the warm climate all year round it makes the island a perfect tourist destination. Speaking in numbers, from the total lenght of Gran Canaria´s coastine of 236 km, approximately 60 km is taken by the beaches. There are 87 beaches on the island and now we will speak about some of the most popular.
Beach of Las Canteras – one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world and very beloved by all the inhabitants of surrounding capital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The beach is 3 km long and approximately 2 thirds are protected by a natural reef. That is why it is suitable even for kids and unskilled swimmers. The beach is recommedable also for the lovers of snorkling who can explore along the reef, especially during the low tide. There is a waterfront promenade along all its lengt with innumerable coffee shops, tavernas and canarian and international restaurants and especially during the night time it is a place of meeting both for locals and for the tourists.
Beach of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés – speaking about these 2 beaches, we practically speak about one long sandy beach of approximately 6 km of lenght created on the border of large sand dunes in the southern most place of the island. The eastern half of the beach is called Playa del Inglés and the western is the beach of Maspalomas. This denomination is according to the 2 busy seaside resorts that are neighbouring the sand dunes. Playa del Inglés is perfect for those looking for a bustling night life meanwhile Maspalomas is more quiet and elegant. In the middle, you would find nude and gay zones.
Beach of San Agustín y Las Burras – these 2 proximate beaches with a total length of approximately 800m will be appreciated by those who look for something more quiet but still in the sunny south of the island. There is everything you may need to spend lovely beach holidays and if you are still missing more company, you can walk along the oceanside promenade that would take you to the busy resort of Playa del Inglés. You can get inspirated by our comfortable beach apartments and villas here.
Beach of Amadores – is a very popular beach of the lengt of 500 m for those who look for the most stable weather on the south-western coast. It has been created artificially, hosts some of the best hotels and beach club on the island and is good also for those who like to play golf during their holidays. Check our luxurios holiday Villa Tauro Beach and Golf.
Beach of Puerto de Mogán – with its length of only 200m is know especially for the beautiful neighbouring port with water channels crossed by several small bridges, very picturesque and often called the Venetia of Gran Canaria. Every morning the fisherman bring their catch, that is why it is perfect to come if you like the seafood as there are the best fish tavernas on the island.
Beach of Meloneras – a beach of 400 m is surrounded by the most exclusive seaside resort of Gran Canaria. Whether you like expensive shopping, good hotels and restaurants, casino or golf, this is a place for you. Even though if you are a modest person, you could enjoy the local nice and quiet beach and you can stay in our affordable bungalows Meloneras Beach Bahía.
Pasito Blanco – is a private marina with luxurious yachts embarked in the small port and a beautiful quiet sandy beach of 400m of lenght. It is perfect for holidays for those who would like to relax in a complete tranquility. Here you will be in the sunny south of the island but away from the crowds. If you play golf, even better, there is a sea view course within a short walking distance. Check our Bungalow Marina and Villa Marina Delux.
Still didn´t choose your favourate beach? Wait for our next post! It is going to be about the tranquil wild beaches!