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Gran Canaria Beaches

Playa Malpaso

A locals beach frequented by people who live in the neighbouring residential area and nearby La Garita. The name "Malpaso" menas "bad access" and during high tide the pathway to the adjacents beaches and La Garita is bashed by waves but there is a walkway taking you up to the clifftop.

playa malpaso

As you can see there's a shallow protected area to cool off o the hotter days but beyond the sea can be quite rough and if there's a red flag, do NOT try swimming, the waves are brutal and it's very rocky. 

If you want to spend the day on a local beach in this area then little over 5 minutes further north is Playa de La Laja with it's natural pools, a much calmer alternative. Here on Malpaso there are no facilities.