Maspalomas Beach

Maspalomas sand dunes
Photo: © Tono Balaguer
Maspalomas sunset
Photo: © Tony Hisgett / CC BY
Maspalomas dunes

Set on the southern tip of the island of Gran Canaria is a little slice of the Sahara Desert. Over the centuries the fine golden sand here has been sculpted into an extensive network of dunes extending several hundred metres back from the beach. With a landscape like this you won't be surprised to know it hardly ever rains and the temperature rarely dips below a balmy 20°C (68°F). And just to really ram home the point about the desert-like dunes you can take a camel ride.

OK, so there's some sand dunes. There is also about three miles (5km) of wonderful (you guessed it) sandy beach here including the well known Playa del Inglés on the eastern side. With this much beach you shouldn't have any problem finding a patch of sand to yourself. The sea here is generally fairly warm and calm, although it does sometimes provide good waves for surfing along with other watersports.

Now a nature reserve, these dunes are quite a fragile ecosystem. Along with the freshwater lagoon behind the beach which attracts any number of migrating birds this area is popular with both naturalists and naturists! Yes, Maspalomas is one of the most popular nudist beaches on the island. This is mostly confined to the western end of the beach and amongst the dunes.
Maspalomas also has a reputation as a gay-friendly beach and is a well known LGBT destination. However, you will find the beach is informally divided into distinct areas for families, nudists and the gay community.

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Maspalomas Beach Weather Info

5 Day Maspalomas Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Maspalomas Beach tide times & sea state

Sat 23/03 »

Surf report for Sat 23/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:02
Sunset19:14
Dark19:38

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:01
Sunset19:15
Dark19:38

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 3mph
18:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:00
Sunset19:16
Dark19:39

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:36
Sunrise06:59
Sunset19:16
Dark19:39

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:35
Sunrise06:58
Sunset19:17
Dark19:40

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:33
Sunrise06:57
Sunset19:17
Dark19:40

Today's weather

Clear sky

18 °C
(64 °F)

Light breeze, 6.1 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

19.4°C / 67°F

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