The best winter beaches


The Canary Islands have pleasant temperatures all year round, allowing visitors to enjoy the unique volcanic landscape of their surprising beaches and coves. Here are the ten best beaches on the Islands. Just choose the one that best suits your needs.

The onset of winter does not mean an end to one of the most popular pastimes in Spain: going to the beach. Thankfully, Spain has the Canary Islands. Everyone should visit them at least once in their life.

La Playa del Inglés, make the most of La Gomera

 

La Playa del Inglés, explore La Gomera in depth

La Playa del Inglés is considered by many to be the best beach on La Gomera, by residents and tourists alike. It is located in the town of Valle Gran Rey and acts as an excellent base from which to explore the island.

Discover all its secrets!

 

El Charco Azul, a swimming pool in the sea of El Hierro

El Charco Azul, a swimming pool in the sea of El Hierro 

The Gulf is the name given to the coastline that faces the Atlantic Ocean on the island of El Hierro. El Charco Azul is located in the middle of this gulf. It is a unique beach thanks to a fantastic natural swimming pool created by the sea's waves and there are very few similar locations in Europe…

Don't miss it!

 

Playa Papagayo, the magic of Lanzarote

Playa Papagayo, the magic of Lanzarote

Playa del Papagayo, on the southern point of the island, is probably the favourite spot for the island's residents. There are seven kilometres of sandy coves interspersed with rocks and outcrops. After visiting the beach, enjoy a trip to another marvel of nature, the Timanfaya National Park.

Don't leave without seeing it!

 

Maspalomas, the great dune of Gran Canaria

Maspalomas, the great dune of Gran Canaria

Maspalomas beach looks like a slice of the Sahara that has crossed the Atlantic to Gran Canaria. It is a spectacular sight and very unusual in Spain. This area, with sand dunes as far as the eye can see, is one of the most famous tourist attractions on the Canary Islands. Everything has been designed to make the most of the sun, recreation and relaxation all year round.

Do you want to know more? We can tell you all about it!

 

Playa Blanca, surfers' area

Playa Blanca, Fuerteventura's surfers' paradise

This is the most famous beach on Fuerteventura and is the location chosen by many residents to enjoy the sun and the sea. But above all, it is a haven for surfers. Its windy conditions make it an ideal spot for watersports like windsurfing. 

Find out more here!

 

El Puertito, entrance to the Isla de Lobos

El Puertito, the entrance to the Isla de Lobos

El Puertito is not exactly a beach. In fact, it is a series of picturesque little coves set around a tiny fishermen's wharf. Its waters are very calm thanks to its shape as a natural harbour protected by rocks and reefs. One of the great attractions of El Puertito is that it forms part of the Isla de Lobos Natural Park.

...are you ready to discover more?

 

Playa Grande, in the lively Puerto del Carmen

Playa Grande, in the lively Puerto del Carmen

Over the years, this fishing harbour has become one of the most important tourist areas in Lanzarote. For many visitors, Puerto del Carmen and its beaches, including Playa Grande, are their first point of contact with the island. This is the perfect choice for those that want to enjoy the sun and the sea surrounded by services and facilities.

You'll be surprised!

 

El Charcón, the flavour of Fuerteventura

El Charcón, the flavour of Fuerteventura


Fuerteventura, the largest of the Canary Islands in terms of coastline, has some of the best Atlantic beaches. The El Charcón area in El Cotillo is an excellent example, surrounded by almost virgin coastline. The open beach is more than 300 metres long and is pure sand with no rocks.

It's just waiting for you to enjoy it!

 

Las Canteras, the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Canteras, the heart of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Canteras reflects the personality of Las Palmas like no other place, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It is the perfect spot for planning a visit to the capital of Gran Canaria. A large part of its charm comes from the Barra de las Canteras, a series of reefs that protect the beach from the Atlantic waves and create calm waters along the shore, even when huge swells can be seen crashing on the seaward side of this natural barrier.

You have to see it!

 

El Arenal, Tenerife's least well-known beach

El Arenal, Tenerife's least well-known beach

This black sand beach, which is rarely visited, is one of the most interesting areas on Tenerife's coastline. It leads to San Cristóbal de La Laguna, one of Spain's thirteen World Heritage cities. It is not a crowded beach - and even less so in the winter. During the winter months, its black sand becomes a haven for dozens of surf lovers.

Discover its charms!

 

 

Acknowledgements: © Gran Canaria Tourist Board, www.grancanaria.comTurismo de Canarias. Tino Armas. Tenerife Tourist Board. Fuerteventura Tourist Board. La Oliva Town Council. Turismo de Lanzarote. South Lanzarote Association. Yaiza Town Council. La Gomera Tourist Board. La Oliva Town Council. El Hierro Tourist Board. Gelmer Finol. La Frontera Town Council. Juan Sergio Socorro and Sergio Rodríguez. Puerto del Rosario Town Council. Tías Town Council. Canary Islands Whale Museum.

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