The best beaches in the Canary Islands

July 19, 2018, noon

Enjoy the best beaches of the Canary Islands thanks to this list, which will show you the 10 essential and most recommended beaches of the whole archipelago. Find the rest and relax you need in your holidays thanks to the coasts of each of the Canary Islands.

You'll understand why they're called the "Lucky Islands" thanks to the wide variety of coastlines and sand colours that range from the black of the western islands to the white sands of the eastern ones. Its volcanic beauty and coastline form authentic natural paradises that you will remember and want to visit again. 

Every year a large number of new visitors come to the Canary Islands attracted by its impressive climate and its paradisiacal beaches, as beautiful as different from each other.

The Best Beaches of the Canary Islands

We offer you our recommendations to enjoy the Canarian coast thanks to the great amount of coastal places that will make you enjoy the sun and the rest in your holidays:

Las Canteras (Gran Canaria)

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Enjoy the most familiar and famous beach of the capital of Gran Canaria. Walk along a relaxing and calm shore while visiting one of the most famous and emblematic places of the Canary Islands archipelago. The favorite beach of the Canarian families who live in this beautiful city and one of the best beaches on the island.

Papagayo (Lanzarote)

Visit this beach and experience the real feeling of being in a paradise thanks to this beach located in Lanzarote. One of the best beaches in the Canary Islands, due to the beauty of its soft white sand and crystal clear waters that are perfectly accompanied by the calm tide that bathes the coast of one of the most unusual islands that can be seen.

Cofete (Fuerteventura)

A beach hidden among mountains that offer one of the best places to visit in the whole archipelago. Feel the energy of the coast of Fuerteventura thanks to the magic of Cofete beach in the south of the island, a corner that will give you endless good feelings.

It’s been said that whoever visits Cofete for the first time will always want to come back to this temple of rest, a virgin paradise in the Canary Islands.

Maspalomas (Gran Canaria)

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A unique beach with a sea of sand, called the Maspalomas Dunes, on one side and a shore bathed by the crystalline and fresh water on the other side of one of the best beaches in the Canary Islands.

Enjoy the southern coast of Gran Canaria thanks to its sandbanks that look like golden waves, accompanied by the iconic and beautiful Lighthouse of Maspalomas.

An ideal place to spend your holidays where you can get the rest and relaxation you need, thanks to this beach, the climate and the special halo that is felt on the island.

Benijo (Tenerife)

Find peace on this beautiful beach in the north of Tenerife. Its black sand perfectly represents the volcanic origin of the whole island.

A totally wild and virgin place, where we can see the intense and cold waves colliding with the peculiar volcanic rocks that arise on the coast. A spectacular view that we recommend you experience. One of the best beaches in Tenerife.

Las Conchas  (La Graciosa)

Let yourself fall in love with the beaches of the newly named "island" of the Canary archipelago, La Graciosa, and enjoy this beach of white sand and crystal clear waters that will give you the most desired rest.

Take the adventure of discovering this small corner located to the north of Lanzarote by getting on a boat that will take you to one of the smallest islands in the Atlantic ocean.

Amadores (Gran Canaria)

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Keep on living and tasting in the south of Gran Canaria thanks to this tourist beach, ideal to spend the whole day among its restaurants, chill-out areas and a clear sand that give us a shore of tranquility together with the crystalline waters. 

Enjoy with the little ones thanks to the pool rafts and children's areas. Relax thanks to the incredible climate and tranquility of the area and live an incredible vacation.

Nogales (La Palma)

Experience the coast of La Palma thanks to this virgin black sand beach that will transmit the authentic volcanic spirit of the entire archipelago. Let yourself fall in love with the unique beach scenery of the "beautiful island" and enjoy a true natural adventure, from sea to mountains.

Corralejo Dunes (Fuerteventura)

Feel all the meaning of the strength of Fuerteventura thanks to one of the best beaches in the Canary Islands. An immense extension of dunes of soft white sand that make this area the largest tourist destination of the island. Enjoy a beach with warm, crystal-clear waters where you can take a refreshing bath.

Güi Güi (Gran Canaria)

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If you love unspoiled beaches, you should aim at the island of Gran Canaria as your ideal destination, highlighting your visit to this unusual and sheltered beach.

Hidden among the ravine of Güi Güi, this paradisiacal and quiet beach of volcanic sand and transparent waters is ideal for diving and enjoying the richness of the island's sea.

All the sensations that the sea can give us are in this quiet area, located in the west of Gran Canaria. A place that gives us a real haven of peace and relax that we will not be able to forget for a long time.

This island offers us the greatest variety of beaches and landscapes of the archipelago, an experience that we recommend you to enjoy some incredible holidays.

We recommend the best hotels to stay in the south of the island to enjoy the best beaches of Gran Canaria:

Don Gregory is the place you need to find peace and quiet again. Relax in its incredible Nordic style, which brings a feeling of harmony and peace that your mind and body will appreciate. Enjoy the climate and the peace that is breathed in this incredible hotel.

Maspalomas Resort and Suites & Villas is the perfect option to enjoy the best friendly atmosphere, the most complete services and a unique privacy and quality thanks to its suites and independent bungalows. An ideal hotel to enjoy happiness in its purest form.

Mirador Maspalomas will make you enjoy the young and entertaining dynamics of the area thanks to its exceptional services. A place where you can enjoy an incredible vacation.

Experience all the magic of the archipelago and be inspired as you relax and enjoy an incredible holiday on some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands that you can find on this list.

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