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

Tue 25/06 »

Surf report for Tue 25/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 6mph
13:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 6mph
19:00 2ft 12s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:08
Sunset21:01
Dark21:28

Wed 26/06 »

Surf report for Wed 26/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:08
Sunset21:01
Dark21:28

Thu 27/06 »

Surf report for Thu 27/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
10:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
16:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:08
Sunset21:02
Dark21:28

Fri 28/06 »

Surf report for Fri 28/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
4:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
10:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:08
Sunset21:02
Dark21:28

Sat 29/06 »

Surf report for Sat 29/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 18mph
13:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
19:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:09
Sunset21:02
Dark21:28

Sun 30/06 »

Surf report for Sun 30/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
7:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
13:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 17mph
19:00 4ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light06:43
Sunrise07:09
Sunset21:02
Dark21:28

Today's weather

Clear sky

23 °C
(73 °F)

Light air, 3.2 km/h from W

Sea temperature

21.1°C / 70°F

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