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

Maspalomas Beach UV Index

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Maspalomas Beach tide times

Maspalomas Beach sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:27
Sunrise07:52
Sunset18:35
Dark19:00

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:27
Sunrise07:52
Sunset18:36
Dark19:01

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
12:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:27
Sunrise07:51
Sunset18:37
Dark19:02

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:26
Sunrise07:51
Sunset18:38
Dark19:02

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 3ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
18:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:26
Sunrise07:51
Sunset18:39
Dark19:03

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light07:26
Sunrise07:50
Sunset18:39
Dark19:04

Today's weather

Fair

18 °C
(64 °F)

Gentle breeze, 17.3 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

18.9°C / 66°F

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