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Explore all the Canary Islands and discover some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe! The Canary Islands have the best climate all year round and they are the perfect destination for a beach holiday, even during winter months.
Tenerife is a popular destination for beach holidays, although the island has more to offer to visitors than beautiful beaches situated in tourist resorts. The most popular beaches in Tenerife are usually located in the resorts, where visitors can make use of all the usual facilities of an urban beach.
Lanzarote is one of the smaller islands in the archipelago, but you still get plenty of beautiful beaches to enjoy, from places that are ideal for relaxing and swimming, to beaches that are suitable for water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Famara beach is located on the northwest coast of Lanzarote and provides one of the most epic sceneries on the island, with the Risco de Famara cliffs in the backdrop.
If you're looking for the most beautiful beaches in Lanzarote, then you needn't look further than Playas de Papagayo. Although located far away from any resort on the island, this collection of beaches are the pride and joy of Lanzarote and they are definitely worth a visit while you're on holiday here.
Located in the north of Tenerife, very close to Playa de Las Teresitas, Las Gaviotas beach is charming and well worth a visit if you have a rental car and want to explore the island's northern coast. Getting to Playa Las Gaviotas from Santa Cruz de Tenerife is easy, and you can drive all the way to the beach, although there are not many parking spaces.
Somewhere on the west coast of Fuerteventura, down south from Cotillo and close to Tefia, lies the small village of Puertito de los Molinos, or El Puertito as some people call it.
Did you know that Gran Canaria is a very popular destination for people who are looking for naturist beaches in Europe? Gran Canaria has a lot of beaches where nudism is allowed and also quite a few naturist resorts or hotels with dedicated areas and terraces for nudism?
The Maspalomas Beach and Sand Dunes are situated in the south of Gran Canaria and constitute a protected Nature Reserve space since 1987. The area of Maspalomas is one of the most popular tourist centers on the island and the sand dunes play a big role in the popularity of the resorts developed around them.
La Pared is a small town on the west coast of Fuerteventura, popular among surfers who come here for the great beach. The town only has a few bungalows, a hotel and some private villas and only one supermarket.
As the name indicates, Playa Chica is the smaller beach in the lively resort of Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote. But despite its small size compared to the much larger Playa Grande, Playa Chica is widely popular among visitors and locals as well.
Gran Canaria is truly a paradise on Earth and of the best places to spend a magical beach holiday in the Canary Islands. We highly recommend to anyone visiting the island to venture outside the hotels and to explore the natural highlights of Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria has many amazing beaches, all very different in terms of atmosphere, natural conditions, type of sand and location, so there's something great to discover for each taste.
Playa Las Canteras is the main beach in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the best city beach in the Canary Islands and probably in all of Spain. We would go as far as saying that Las Canteras beach is one of the top city beaches in the world, due to its privileged location, year-round mild climate and top amenities, which you will notice for sure if you decide to visit.
The Canary Islands have received this year 51 awards for their beaches from the Blue Flag program and 5 awards for marinas, in total 7 awards more than in the 2019 edition.
Playa Chica is centrally located in Puerto Santiago, accessible from the promenade and close to the fishing docks. Locals also call it Playa El Puertito, because from the beach you have a view towards the Fishermen’s Harbour (Muelle de los Pescadores).
Playa de La Tejita is the largest natural beach in Tenerife, with 1 km in length and almost 40 m wide. It is located close to El Medano beach, on the other side of the volcanic cone called Montana Roja.
Spain is one of the world's best beach destinations, with thousands of miles of sandy beaches to be discovered all around the country.
Beaches in Fuerteventura are some of the most amazing in all of Europe, with endless miles of sand, dunes and turquoise waters that will keep you mesmerized. On this beautiful island, you will find many nudist-friendly beaches, easily accessible and boasting some lovely views and landscapes.
We'll never get tired of saying this, but beaches in Fuerteventura are among the best in Europe, with crystal blue waters and fine white sand. However, if you want a different experience, you can go and swim in one of the many natural pools in Fuerteventura.
Tenerife is a great destination for a sunny holiday, but the island is of volcanic origin, which means that there are many beaches with black volcanic sand.
Lanzarote has a lot to offer in terms of amazing beaches and you don't have to go far to find a nice place where you could spend your day laying in the sun.
Playa del Socorro is situated on the north west coast of Tenerife and it’s a popular spot for surfers around the island.
Some of the best beaches in Europe for practicing water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing The Windsurfing World Championship takes place each year on Sotavento beach, in the south of the island Many of the beaches in Fuerteventura are nudist friendly You can find both beaches with golden sand and beaches with black volcanic sand
The Canary Islands are ideal for holidays in the sun all year round, even during the winter months. We've prepared a list of the best beaches in the Canary Islands, including places from Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Similar to Playa El Bollulo and Playa Los Patos, Ancon beach is situated close to Puerto de la Cruz in the area known as El Rincon. Getting here is not easy, so it’s an ideal place for anyone looking for some privacy.
Playa Los Patos is located in the Orotava valley, more precise in the area called El Rincon, similar to beach El Bollulo and Playa El Ancon. Playa Los Patos is separated from Playa Ancon only by a protuberance that enters the ocean and divides the two beaches.
Playa Bollulo is located in the north of Tenerife, close to the resort of Puerto de la Cruz. The beach can be reached either by car (by parking at the the restaurant El Bollulo, and then it’s a 5 minutes walk down to the beach) or by walking the 4 km from Puerto de la Cruz. The journey takes around 45 minutes on foot and you can admire the entire coastline.
Playa Martianez is an urban beach in Puerto de la Cruz, that does not impress or conquers with her beauty, especially if you compare it with Playa Jardin.
You will find Playa de la Arena close to the town of Puerto Santiago, in a beautiful natural setting, with views of the island La Gomera. This beach has been awarded the Blue Flag distinction since 1989 continuously, which means it is not only beautiful, but also very clean and offers plenty of facilities to visitors.
Tripadvisor has announced it's Top 10 Best Beaches in Spain for 2017 and both Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are found on this list, to no surprise to anyone.
Playa Abama is situated very close to Playa San Juan and it has crystal clear waters, protected by big rocks thrown into the sea to break the waves and keep the beach safe for swimming. Some natural pools form nearby, so there’s a lot to explore and discover.
Las Galletas beach is located in the fishing village with the same name, in the municipality of Arona, only 15 kilometers away from Los Cristianos, and pretty close to Tenerife South airport.
Playa del Duque is situated in the upscale zone of Costa Adeje, with lots of 4 or 5 stars hotels close to the beach and a wide range of international restaurants, prepared to meet the highest culinary expectations.
Playa Torviscas is part of the Costa Adeje set of beaches and it is connected to Playa Fanabe, separated only by the breakwater that helps in keeping the water calm. Together they are also part of Playa de las Americas resort and they are considered a more upmarket area compared to the south of las Americas.
Playa de Fanabe, part of the Playa de las Americas resort, is one of the busiest and most popular beaches in Tenerife and the largest one in Costa Adeje. Situated in the south of the island, it is connected through a promenade with the neighboring Puerto Colon and Playa del Duque.
The name of Playa Honda translates to English as Slingshot and it is situated in the resort of Playa de las Americas. On some maps and guides, you will even find it under the name of Playa Las Americas.
Playa Del Camison beach is located in the popular Playa de las Americas resort in Tenerife, on the south end towards Los Cristianos and close to Playa Las Vistas.
Troya beach is the most popular beach in Playa de las Americas, with many shops, restaurants and hotels in close proximity. Divided between Troya I and Troya II, this is the party epicentre in Tenerife and a favourite place for all tourists.
Set in the small town of Los Gigantes, in the municipality of Santiago del Teide, this beach is commonly known as Los Gigantes beach, although it has two other official names: Playa de Los Guios and Playa Argel.
Situated up in the north, in the small village of San Andres, Playa de las Teresitas is one of the most popular and spectacular beaches in Tenerife. With fine golden sand brought here from Africa, this beach stretches for almost 1,5 km, with splendid views of the Anaga mountains.
El Medano is a small town in the municipality of Granadilla de Abona, on the east coast of the island, very close to the Reina Sofia airport. The town is right next to the beach, so you can easily find public parking on the streets nearby.
The town of Los Cristianos welcomes visitors with a total of three beaches: Los Cristianos Beach, protected by the nearby harbor; Las Vistas Beach, the most popular and beautiful beach of all three and a secluded small beach with black volcanic sand, which is considered nudist-friendly.
The town of Los Cristianos has a total of three beaches: Los Cristianos Beach, a large beach protected by the harbor; Las Vistas Beach, probably the most popular beach of all three and a secluded small beach with black volcanic sand, which is considered nudist-friendly.
Corralejo Natural Park is a MUST SEE in Fuerteventura - Enjoy this beautiful place with turquoise water and kilometers of fine white sand. Corralejo is situated in the North of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of La Oliva and it is the most popular resort on the island.
Ajuy is a small village on the west coast of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of Pajara. Ajuy used to be an important fishing port on the island and even today people in the village still do some fishing. So if you want to try the local fish, here you will get to enjoy dishes with some of the freshest fish caught in Fuerteventura.
Cofete is the crown jewel of Fuerteventura, the most spectacular wild beach you will get to see in all the Canary Islands. In 2015, Cofete was included in the top 10 Best Beaches in Europe according to TripAdvisor users and in our opinion it is one of the best beaches in Spain by far.
Charco de la Laja is a natural swimming pool located in the north of Tenerife, in the town of San Juan de la Rambla.
Lanzarote is the perfect destination for a beach holiday since you have beautiful weather all year round and lots of amazing beaches to choose from.
Giniginamar is a small village on the southeast coast of Fuerteventura, between Gran Tarajal and Tarajalejo, in the municipality of Tuineje.
Cabildo de Fuerteventura has announced this Monday a new mobile that that will be used to inform people on the bathing conditions on 39 beaches in Fuerteventura.
Piedra Playa, also known as Playa del Castillo is situated 1 km down south from the sleepy village of El Cotillo.
Tenerife - the largest of the Canary Islands and the most popular among tourists. With a beautiful weather all year round, Tenerife is a popular beach destination even during the winter months, when temperatures are still in the mid 20s range, especially in the south.
Playa Radazul is located in the center of the town with the same name, close to Santa Cruz and in the municipality of El Rosario. This beach is also known under the name of Litoral del Rosario.
Playa de La Nea is situated close to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the small resort called Radazul. Due to its proximity to the capital, many residents come to this beach, especially in the weekend during summer months. At other times the occupancy is low at this beach.
In 2015, the beach of San Telmo has gone through a major renovation and a ramp for wheelchairs was added between the old chapel and the beach. Many residents come here so you will get a chance to interact and learn more about the real life in Tenerife.