Playa de Sardina del Norte

You’ll find this picturesque beach in the far north of Gran Canaria, away from the hordes of tourists that flock to the busier seaside spots of Playa del Ingles and Playa de las Canteras.

With its rugged cliffs, whitewashed buildings and soft gold sands, this place is perfect for some Insta-worthy snaps, and it has a far more traditional Spanish feel to it than some of its more popular coastal neighbours.

The beach itself is pretty compact, so it can fill up pretty quickly, although the limited amenities help to keep the masses away. You won’t find any big-name fast food places around here and the handful of restaurants nearby tend to focus on Canarian dishes, with the sea views from the table an added bonus.

Back to the beach, and the small concrete pier that juts out into the water is perfect for fishing and diving. You’ll see plenty of kayaks working their way around too, plus canoes and other serene methods of moving around the bay.

And last but by no means least, the beach has a Blue Flag tick to its name, partly for its crystal clear waters but also for its accessibility, with facilities such as showers and toilets on hand for those with reduced mobility.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing

Lifeguard service



  • Wheelchair accessible


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