Gran Canaria's best beaches

Gran Canaria’s Best Beaches

Together with Tenerife, Gran Canaria is the largest island in the Canary Islands archipelago and it is also the island with the most beaches. If you are looking for sun, swimming and water sports such as surfing, snorkelling and diving, then you should go to Gran Canaria. The beaches are lined up along the entire coast, from north to south and are also always well visited in winter and summer. Therefore, the island is a perfect holiday destination to thaw and improve on your tan when winter is at its grayest at home in Sweden. Here is reading about the island’s best beaches – all with different characters.


According to directoryaah, Maspalomas is a very famous sandy beach located in the southern and most sunny part of Gran Canaria and which is also so long that it flows together with Playa del Inglés. The length of the beach means that many people take jogging trips or walks in the morning before going down and taking a dip. There are also nudist parts where nude bathers show up, which can be worth noting if you prefer not to see it.

For those who want to avoid the big waves that can be formed due to the wild properties of the Atlantic, there are also protected bays and coves where you can have a quiet swim.

Mogán and Puerto Rico

These two beaches are especially suitable for families with children as they have breakwaters further out to sea. The beaches are also located in sheltered coves and bays which means that it does not blow as much.

There are many beaches around this area that are popular and if you want to go between these, there are boats called “Blue Birds” that take one between the beaches – for example between the two mentioned beaches in the subheading.

Both Mogán and Puerto Rico are located in the south and are close to both mountains and lush national parks.


If you are a newly in love couple who by chance want to end up on a postcard that children and grandchildren may see at some point in the future, then Amadores is the ultimate option. This beach is often the subject of postcards from Gran Canaria and is one of the world’s paradise beaches. The sand is imported from the Caribbean and nearby is also the luxurious resort of Anfi del Mar.

Amadores are just as easy to visit day and night and you often see cute couples sitting and sipping a drink at sunset here. During the day, a lot of water sports are also practiced.

Las Salinas de Agaete

Up north you can stop at Las Salinas de Agaete. This is a beach interspersed with rocks, sand and bathing ladders and is perhaps not the most child-friendly beach. However, there are many small pools that for natural reasons have been formed between the clippings of hollowed-out pools and children can also come here for a dip.

However, you have to be careful as a sudden wave can come and give a shower when you lie there in peace and quiet and read or doze off. There are also no shops or toilets here but the beach is incredibly charming and special.

Playa de las Canteras – in the middle of Las Palmas

If you are spending the day in the big city of Las Palmas, it may be worth noting that there is a beach in the center that forms a small lung for the residents. The beach stretches for about 3 km and here are all kinds of people from toddlers and ball-kicking little boys to old uncles who play a game of board games. The character of the sea changes with the ebb and flow.

Gran Canaria's best beaches