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Gran Canaria Beaches

Playa del Ingles

Playa del Ingles beach is roughly 3 kilometres long and at its far point starts Maspalomas beach which is another 3 kilometres.  Additionally the two beaches border what’s known as Maspalomas sand dunes and they in turn go back some 2 kilometres in parts so all in all quite a spectacular area of golden-sand beach.


Playa del Ingles beach is easy to get to by public transport (bus to the Yumbo center then a ten minute stroll from there) and there’s (paid) parking right next to the beach itself.  The first part is marked by the Annexo II shopping center, home to a good choice of mediocre to not-that-great restaurants and bars, tacky souvenir shops and a couple of supermarkets. There are plans way off in the future of pulling the commercial area down as it was illegally built on the beach and allowing a new center to be built further back. I wouldn’t be sorry to see any part of it disappear to be honest but it´s handy to have to buy drinks and snacks for the beach.

So back to the beach and this first part of Playa del Ingles beach has been awarded the blue flag so every service you would expect for a beach is here including a lifeguard, disabled access, water sports and even parachute jumping, they give you a talk and some training on the beach then take you to the airstrip ten minutes away then out you go (tandem jumping) landing back on the beach.


There are a couple of areas of sunbeds and parasols here but remember only the first has a lifeguard watching it and is the blue flag area. It’s popular with families whereas the second area more popular with a younger crowd and couples. Carry on further up the beach and you’ll find more of a nudist area and remember you can walk all the way along the 6 kilometres to Maspalomas. You can walk another 4 kilometers in the other direction part by beach and part by a more regular promenade to the neighbouring resort of San Agustin passing Las Burras beach.

Every now and then throughout the year events take place on Playa del Ingles beach from an occasional concert to the San Juan celebrations each June.


Recap :-

  • Lifeguard on Duty
  • Subeds
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Public Transport
  • Child Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Water Sports
  • Drinks & Snacks available