Top 25+ Gran Canaria Beaches

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The third-largest of the Canary Islands has a big-hitting beach scene to go with its natural beauty.

With an average temperature that remains in the 20s all year round, this Spanish island, which is closer to Morocco than Spain, is a tourist hotspot from January through to December. And with 120+ miles of coastline, it's no wonder they keep on flocking here.

When it comes to beaches, Maspalomas is the biggest by some way. The golden sands here stretch for nearly four miles, but it's not the length of the beach that makes this place so famous. The rolling sand dunes that take up a huge area of the coastline are well worth a look, with some of them reaching 10 metres in height. Along with Playa del Ingles this is also one of the Gran Canaria's liveliest resorts. It's at these two where you'll find the busiest bars and noisiest nightlife.

For a more laidback beach scene, head to the quieter spots of Puerto Mogan, Mahia Feliz and Puerto Rico. They're still full of cracker-coloured, soft sands, but there's a more peaceful, family-friendly vibe to them.