The best beaches and coves of Gran Canaria

On the Canary island of Gran Canaria you can find many destinations for your holidays, not only sun and beach but also cultural or adventure. An island with a very complete tourist offer that also ensures good weather almost all year round, especially in the southern part. It belongs to the province of Las Palmas and its capital is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, one of the two most important cities in the Canary Islands along with Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Although there are many things you can see on the island, without a doubt its beaches are its great attraction, many of them being really spectacular and having a great variety that makes you like the type of beach you like, you can find it here. There are countless so I will try to collect the best beaches and coves in Gran Canaria .

Las Canteras Beach

It is in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and it is a true wonder, not only because of its characteristics but because it is in the middle of the city, a great advantage especially for those who live there since they do not have to make practically trips to enjoy a day from the beach. It has about 4 kilometers of golden sand that are accompanied by a promenade full of bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. In addition, there you will find all kinds of services so that you have everything you need to enjoy a fantastic beach day.

Las Alcaravaneras beach

It is also in the capital, in a very good situation since it is next to the marina . It measures one kilometer and has golden sand, also with a promenade and various services. It is also the most visited by those who live in the city.

El Confital Beach

Another of the capital’s beaches, in this case smaller since it does not reach 300 meters in length, with golden sand and rocks. It is a charming little beach where the waves are usually strong, so it is very visited by lovers of surfing and windsurfing. For the bathroom it is somewhat dangerous so it is better to do it in the natural pools that are formed between the rocks.

Melenara Beach

One of the beaches of Telde , and it measures half a kilometer. It is made of black sand and there are various services such as bathrooms, showers, changing rooms and a promenade with bars or restaurants. There is also a children’s playground and a windsurfing school, a sport that is practiced especially in summer since it is when the conditions are most favorable.

Tasartico Beach

It is in San Nicolás de Tolentino and it is a very isolated beach that is often visited by those who live on the island since tourists do not usually know it. There is a camping area almost 300 meters from the shore, so if you like camping it will be a fantastic experience.

Maspalomas Beach

It is one of the most famous on the island and is in San Bartolomé de Tirajana . It measures 3 kilometers and in one of its points it joins with the so-called Playa del Inglés, although in reality it is the same beach only that it changes its name when it reaches that point. There is the Special Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas, so the natural environment that you find there is one of the most spectacular on the island. There are areas with more people than others, and in some of them nudism is practiced. There are many beach bars and all kinds of services.

English beach

It measures almost 3 kilometers and is the one that joins with the previous one, being a nudist in any of its parts. It has very calm waters and the sand is fine and golden. There are usually a lot of people all year round.

Puerto Rico Beach

It is in Mogán and it is an artificial beach , the first of its kind to be built on the island. It is 700 meters long and almost 100 meters wide. It is of fine golden sand and there are usually a lot of people since it is a beautiful beach and it has a marina and many services, with what comes a time when the overcrowding can be annoying.