The best beaches in the south of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has a wide and varied tourist offer to satisfy the needs and interests of those who visit the island throughout the year. Undoubtedly, one of the main attractions of the island are its marvellous beaches in the south of Gran Canaria, blessed by one of the best climates in the world.


The island of dogs can be proud of its number of blue flag beaches (13 of its 46 beaches), demonstrating the quality and cleanliness of its waters and environment.


Note that not all beaches in the south of Gran Canaria are overcrowded. There are less known beaches in the south that are real hidden treasures.


In this article you’ll discover the most famous and legendary beaches and also the lesser-known ones, so that you can enjoy them during your stay on the island. Do you want to discover what’s all the mainstream about, or do you prefer the less crowded beaches?

Top 5 best beaches in the south of Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has beaches to suit all tastes: golden sand, white sand, black sand, virgin beaches, beaches perfect for families, urban beaches, beaches with high waves, with quiet water, small coves…


The island has beaches for every taste and for every occasion: to relax, to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach or to enjoy water sports, among other things.


Discover the top 5 of the best beaches in the south of Gran Canaria and find your ideal beach.


1. Playa del Inglés

We couldn't start this ranking without mentioning one of the best-known beaches in the south of Gran Canaria.


Playa del Inglés is the emblem as far as beaches are concerned. It’s a place where you can spend a great day at the beach with family and friends or enjoy the best water sports.


With its almost 3 kilometres long and 100 kilometres wide, it’s an ideal beach for strolling and discovering natural wonders such as the Maspalomas Dunes and the brackish lagoon La Charca de Maspalomas.


2. Playa de Mogán

Playa de Mogán is located between the canals and bridges of the little Venice of the Canary Islands, as they call Mogán. It’s one of the best beaches to go with children, as the waves are very low, thanks to the protection of its rocky seawall.


It’s a small and very clean beach, about 200 metres long, with white sand and crystal clear waters


For the more adventurous, there are daily boat trips and diving excursions from the port.


3. Pasito Blanco

One of the most unknown beaches for the tourists who come to Gran Canaria. Pasito Blanco is a small marina, which is surrounded by luxury villas and houses. It has a small but cosy beach.


From here, you can enjoy views of the Maspalomas Lighthouse and take a dip in the water. Afterwards, you can take a short walk and discover its small port.


4. Patalavaca

Straddling Pasito Blanco and Anfi beach you can find one of the most popular beaches in the municipality of Mogán: Patalavaca.


Located in the district of Arguineguín, Patalavaca is a small and cosy beach with golden sand. It’s ideal for a day out with family or friends on a different kind of beach.


5. Playa de Meloneras

We finish this post with another of the most outstanding beaches in the south of Gran Canaria: Meloneras. 

With half a kilometre of golden sand, it’s a quiet family beach, even more than its neighbours Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés. But be careful! Unlike the others, its seabed may contain stones.


To complete your day at the beach, you can stroll along the promenade, full of restaurants, cafés, shops, etc.


Enjoy the best beaches in the south of Gran Canaria with HD Hotels

If you visit the island and want to enjoy the best beaches in the south of Gran CanariaHD Hotels offers you the chance to stay in one of the best hotels in the south of the island, the HD Parque Cristóbal Gran Canaria, with all the comforts for you and your family.

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