Gran Canaria Beaches

Gran Canaria Beaches

Gran Canaria has more than 80 beaches to choose from, though a handful of those are little more than a tiny cove of rocks, many are golden sand, dark volcanic sand, pebbles .... we have pretty much all types of beaches here. The beaches in the towns and resorts are developed for the mainstream and tourism whilst those more secluded remain (for the moment) unspoilt havens to discover.

Have a look at the map below and where you see "Playa" then there's a beach. The map's split into 4 parts for easier viewing

North West - North East

North West - North East

Playa del Ingles beach

A few things to bear in mind that perhaps you didn't know about beaches here :-

  • All beaches are public. If a hotel decides to spend a small fortunate improving one of the beaches, it still has to remain accessible to the public.

  • Saturdays beaches get much busier than normal as many locals use them and Sundays they get very, very busy as most locals are using them.

  • All ball games should be played 100 meters back from the shoreline. Of course nobody really pays much attention to this rule but if you're playing by the sea and someone complains, they are right and you are wrong.

  • No camping or BBQ on any beach. Again , on some more secluded beaches this rule is often broken but should the police come along there'll be problems.

  • Puerto Rico, Amadores and Mogan beaches are mainly non-smoking each with its own smoking zone. Also on these beaches swimming after dark is not permitted.

  • A sun bed is 2.50 / 3.00 euros for the day and an umbrella is another 2.50 / 3.00 euros (price depends on which beach)

Melanara beach

Here is a nice link to check the sea temperature and as it's aimed for surfers, you can also check the wave forecast & other conditions.

Check our new website for an extensive list of all the main beaches on Gran Canaria, see what they look like and read what they have to offer





















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