playas en Gran Canaria
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For many people, the Canary Islands are synonymous with the beach. No wonder. We already know that it sounds like a cliché, but the eternal springtime of the islands invites you to take a bath in the sea at almost any time of the year. And the beaches in Gran Canaria are no exception…

Of course, once there, with so many beautiful and attractive beaches, the tricky thing is to choose; 132 spots within sixty kilometres is enough to make you crazy (check out the complete list of beaches). There are beaches for all tastes, but which one is perfect for you?

Well, you can only know that if you try, but let’s try to make it easy for you with our list. So that searching is not what you have to do in Gran Canaria and you can devote yourself to preparing your beach music and… whatever you like to do on the beach! 😀

What to do in Gran Canaria: The best beaches on the island.

  • Tauro Beach.
  • Beach(s) of Güi-Güi.
  • Beach of Vargas.
  • Maspalomas.
  • Beach of Las Canteras.

REMEMBER THAT: In the Canary Islands the winds and the currents that come from the NE predominate. For this reason, the northern and eastern areas of the islands are, as a general rule, cooler and more restless. In these areas, it is advisable to check the state of the sea in the Canary Islands before going to the beach.

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Playa del Cura en Gran Canaria. / Playa del Cura in Gran Canaria.

Beach of Maspalomas. 

How could we starttalking about the beaches in Gran Canaria and not speak about the mother of all the beachesThe beach of Maspalomas is part of the great concatenation of golden beaches of the extreme south of the island. 

Of clean and calm waterswith the natural space of the Dunes of Maspalomas as a princeless scenery, it is a destination that does not fail because it has easy access and priceless sceneryit is destination that does not fail because it has easy access and  a little of everything, from family parts plagued with services to nudist areas. 

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Playa de Maspalomas en Gran Canaria. / Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria.

Güi-Güi Beach(s).

Güi-Güi beach is one of the best beaches to visit in Gran Canaria; if the Moon had a beach, this would be it. In the remote west of the island, it is difficult to get there by land (from Tasartico) (many people come by boat from Mogán).

We put the S in brackets because there are two Güi-Güi: the Chico and the Grande. On the other hand, they are next to each other and are practically the same, and not only in dimensions: dark sand, bearable waves, a big dark cliff as a background and nothingness. Take a sandwich.

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Playa de Güi-Güi en Gran Canaria. / Güi-Güi beach in Gran Canaria.


Beach of Vargas.

Surfers also have the right to have a good time, don’t they? The beach of Vargas is a must for those who want wind and waves. It does not host the PWA World Championship (windsurfing) without reason. It’s not the typical Sunday beach, though.

It is in the municipality of Agüimes, on the eastern façade of the island. Long and narrow, it is composed of callaos (stone smoothed and rounded by the effect of the bearing produced by the force of the water: something very typical of the Canary Islands). Despite being quite isolated, access by car is not complicated.

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Playa de Vargas en Gran Canaria. / Vargas beach in Gran Canaria.

Tauro Beach.

Another one of those beaches of Gran Canaria from which you won’t want to return. The whole coastline of Mogán is full of wonderful beaches of all kinds. We stick with the beach of Tauro because it is an intermediate point between all.

That is to say, the land is mixed, the environment too; there is civilization, but not too much (it is considered semi-urban). The waves are moderate. There are no great services, but there is a beach bar. There is parking, but small… Don’t forget to visit it.

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Playa de Tauro en Gran Canaria. / Tauro beach in Gran Canaria.

Las Canteras Beach.

Those of you who have travelled to the island looking for something to see in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also deserve your beach rest, of course. There are several options, but we are inclined towards the beach of Las Canteras for its Blue Flag.

It is to the west of the city, the waves are calm, the sand is golden and quite long. However, it is totally urban; the services are easily accessible and the occupancy is high. It is not the best on the island, but it more than meets the requirements.

OUR ADVICE: So much for our list. If you have noticed, we have given you links to the best guide, today, of beaches in Spain: that of the MITECO. So that you can search on your own, we will leave the general link here.

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Playa de Las Canteras en Gran Canaria. / Las Canteras beach in Gran Canaria.

Large and small, black or golden, sandy or rocky, frequented or lonely, there are beaches in Gran Canaria for each and every one of us.

If none of these has convinced you at all, no problem: there is a pile left for you to explore to suit your taste until you find the perfect one for you.

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Somewhere, between the sand and the pebbles, at the foot of the waves, there is a little hole reserved for you… Maybe there is even a beach bar nearby… Or perhaps not… How would you picture it?

playas en Gran Canaria

Disfruta de las maravillosas playas de Gran Canaria. / Enjoy the wonderful beaches of Gran Canaria.