The best beaches in the Canary Islands

Beaches in the Canary Islands

Traveling to the Canary Islands during the summer is already a classic, as it is a nearby destination, with good prices and many flights to choose from. This is why we love the idea of ​​making a list of the best beaches in all the Canary Islands. Because there are beautiful spaces in Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, El Hierro or La Palma.

In the seven islands that make up the Canary Islands there is a huge amount of beautiful beaches to discover. We can't talk about all of them, but we can talk about the most popular ones. Those beaches that tourists do not want to miss when they visit any of the islands. So take note if it is your next destination and the sandy areas that you cannot miss.

Papagayo beach in Lanzarote


This beach is located in a protected area in the Los Ajaches Natural Park, in a great natural environment. You can drive to a car park and then go up a slight hill that is quite accessible for everyone. On this beach the environment is quite protected from the wind, and its crystal clear waters make it one of the best on the island. Before it was possible to camp freely in the area spending several days, but today it is only possible in the camping enabled for it, to protect the natural area. In addition, on the beach there is a beach bar where you can buy fresh drinks.

El Médano beach in Tenerife

El Medano

This blue flag beach It is located in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona and has excellent waters and all services. It is a fairly wide beach where you can see from families to surfers practicing this famous sport. In the area closest to the town is where the waves are much calmer, so it is the best place to go with children. If we move away from this area we will see more surfers and even surf shops in the promenade area. It has many services so it is very comfortable. And the landscape with the Red Mountain in the background is unmistakable.

Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria


This beach is known for several things, for its great climate, its beautiful natural dunes and its old lighthouse. The lighthouse is the start of the walking area, a place to go for a walk when the sun is no longer high. It is a long beach, and connects with Playa del Inglés at the tip. In addition, there are more crowded areas with many services and others more secluded, for those who wish to practice nudism. This together with the desert landscape of the dunes makes it one of the most visited, and it is in the extreme south of the island of Gran Canaria.

Benijo beach in Tenerife

Benijo Beach

This is the most isolated beach in the town of Taganana in the Canary Islands, the ideal place to enjoy nature without further ado, without beach bars, walks or shops, just the beach and you. It is a black sand beach, very typical on the island, which is accessed on foot along a path and down some stairs. In the surroundings you can find a restaurant, although not in the beach area. It is a sandy area with a lot of waves, so you have to be careful when bathing, but the views of the Roques de Anaga make it very popular. In addition, it is the ideal place to enjoy the sunsets.

Las Conchas beach in La Graciosa

The Shells

This beach is one hour from Caleta del Sebo, the capital of La Graciosa. From the beach you can see the small uninhabited islands of Alegranza and Montaña Clara. It is a great beach in the Canary Islands for its landscape and for that clear sand, somewhat thick, in a natural and quiet environment. It is a 600-meter beach where it is possible to enjoy walks, although when bathing you should be careful, especially when entering, due to the currents that may exist. It is safe on the shore, although children must always be watched. On the other hand, it is a beach where there is always a light breeze from the aliseos, which makes it the perfect place if the heat is on.

Las Teresitas beach in Tenerife

Las Teresitas

This beach is located in the town of San Andrés, and is only seven kilometers from Santa Cruz. It is the ideal place to go as a family, since the waters are very calm because they are protected by a breakwater. In addition, it has a large area of ​​more than a kilometer and can be reached by car. You can take yoga or aerobics classes in the open air, do water sports or enjoy in the surrounding bars and restaurants. Without a doubt a popular place for how entertaining it is.

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