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

Fri 17/01 »

Surf report for Fri 17/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:29
Sunrise07:54
Sunset18:30
Dark18:55

Sat 18/01 »

Surf report for Sat 18/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise07:53
Sunset18:31
Dark18:56

Sun 19/01 »

Surf report for Sun 19/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise07:53
Sunset18:31
Dark18:56

Mon 20/01 »

Surf report for Mon 20/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise07:53
Sunset18:32
Dark18:57

Tue 21/01 »

Surf report for Tue 21/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise07:53
Sunset18:33
Dark18:58

Wed 22/01 »

Surf report for Wed 22/01
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:28
Sunrise07:53
Sunset18:34
Dark18:59

Today's weather

Clear sky

17 °C
(62 °F)

Gentle breeze, 16.6 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

20.3°C / 68.5°F

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