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Gran Canaria Beach Guide ... Best Beaches

If you're looking for sunshine, there's no better place to head than Gran Canaria. With the Western Sahara coast just 150km away, it's hot, and it's not just the weather that turns up the temperature! With a gay scene that's open all year round, it's no wonder it attracts visitors from all over the world. There are almost 40 miles of beaches, concentrated in the south of Gran Canaria island. Fifty of the total of 150 have full amenities. Expect clear waters and clean sands from Las Canteras in the capital to the sand dunes of Maspalomas and the isolated beach of Giii-Gui. Big ones, small ones, sandy ones, rocky ones, Gran Canaria Beaches come in all shapes and sizes and provide the perfect setting for a fun-packed holiday in the sun.

Topless sunbathing is almost the norm on Gran Canaria's beaches among both tourists and the locals. Nudism is perfectly acceptable but you might get a few stares if you take your bathers off in the wrong place. Take your cue from those around you and you will be fine.Together with Playa del Ingles, Playa de Maspalomas makes up Gran Canaria’s largest and most popular beach area with almost 4 miles of white sandy beach on the island’s southernmost tip. The beach is a continuation of the Duna de Maspalomas, a large, desertlike area. Rent a camel and pretend you are Lawrence of Arabia. The beach is divided into four areas for families, nudists and homosexuals respectively. This beach is popular and busy and has all the facilities you may wish for.

Gran Canaria Beaches

In addition to the Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas beaches; the beaches of San Agustín, Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogán and Las Canteras in Las Palmas are also the popular beaches in Gran Canaria that all of these six beaches are equipped with a wide range of accommodation, hotels, holiday villas, restaurants and attractions of all kind. Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the main beach and it has more than 3 km. of golden sandy beach stretching the length of the western side of the isthmus on which the city stands and joins the island with the group of volcanic cones that are known as “La Isleta”.

Gran Canaria is a paradise of the sun and endless golden sand beaches, crystal waters in which to take a refreshing dip on a hot day. Playa de Puerto Mogon – Unwind on the soft golden sand of this small, 190m-long beach backed by a promenade lined with shops, cafes and al fresco tapas bars. This Gran Canaria beach sits beneath a dramatic mountain ridge and fronts a chic,
low-key town of whitewashed and pastel-coloured buildings alive with bougainvillea blossoms. Beach facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, showers, toilets and lifeguards. Water sports including sailing, surfing, windsurfing and body boarding. Puerto Mogán is located on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria, around 80km from Las Palmas.

There are great beaches in Gran Canaria all round the island, including the golden sands of Playa de las Canteras near Las Palmas, but the best are to be found on the south coast. Stretches of soft sands sweep all along the coast with the bustling beach at Playa del Ingles, the horse shoe-shaped bay at Puerto Rico. Playa de Las Canteras (Las Palmas) – Pick your own spot to sunbathe on this 3km-long crescent of soft golden sand that fringes a sheltered reef-protected bay that is perfect for swimming. Facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, showers, toilets, lifeguards and a palm-fringed promenade lined with cafes, bars and restaurants.

San Agustin Beach in Gran Canaria was first established in 1970 even before Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas. It is located near Bahia Feliz, a very popular windsurfing spot. It is resort with character and offers all the amenities you can expect.
A Gran Canaria resort with class, San Agustin has all the amenities you'd expect from a good resort like plenty accommodation, commercial centers with shops, restaurants and bars. They even have casinos. In summary a good beach for swimming and snorkeling. The sands at this beach are dark, lined by a busy promenade. Playa de los Amadores. This Gran Canaria beach, translated to English means “Lovers Beach” is located a few minutes’ walk from Puerto Rico. It is a half mile cove of golden beach protected from the sea. The waters are crystal clear. Since ball playing is not allowed on this beach it is good for families with small children. It has a variety of restaurants and bars. Playa Taurito Beach is located on the southwest coast of Gran Canaria and is an elegant resort for those looking for a tranquil holiday on the beach. The hotels are carved into the cliffs.

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