Get away from the typical turistic areas and discover the wild side of Gran Canaria.
The Canary Islands are well known internationally for many reasons, like for example its unbeatable subtropical climate, its contrasting landscape, its volcanic nature, its tasty gastronomy but, above all, for its marvellous beaches.
Every year, about 12 million tourists visit the islands to enjoy the magnificent ecosystem; the contrasting landscape between mountain and beach is the main attraction of the islands.
Gran Canaria is one of the two capital islands, belonging to the province of Las Palmas, and is situated off the northwest coast of the African continent. It completes its countless offer with a wide range of cultural, leisure and sporting activities.
In this article, we’ll show you the best beaches in the north of Gran Canaria so that you can enjoy its crystal-clear waters:
Beaches in the north of Gran Canaria
In the north of the island, you can find a variety of beaches and coves to enjoy with family and friends with a refreshing swim.
1. Las Canteras: the famous urban beach
Las Canteras beach is located in the municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It’s one of the most popular beaches on the island and a favourite with the locals.
Las Canteras is a marine life reserve, protected by a natural barrier, known as La Barra which is a rocky reef of great ecological value that protects the beach. Furthermore, the beach is an extension of three kilometres of golden sand that extends along the bay.
This beach allows you to enjoy surfing, snorkelling, among other activities; visiting it should be one of your priorities.
2. San Felipe
San Felipe beach is located in the municipality of Santa María de Guía. It’s a popular option for surfing and bodyboarding in the north of the island.
The place combines a small sandy beach with natural pools, ideal for spending the day. You can also explore the mini coves in the area.
Guayedra beach is situated near the municipality of Agaete and the large cliffs named Faneque, with an extension of 200 metres, alternating sandy areas and coves.
Here, as well as enjoying a swim, you’ll be able to contemplate the views of the place and the spectacular sunsets.
4. El Puertillo and Los Charcones
El Puertillo beach is located on the coast of the municipality of Arucas. It’s a small beach that allows you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city with a refreshing day in its waters.
It also has large natural pools known as Los charcones, protected from the waves, and ideal for the whole family to enjoy.
5. La Furnia
La Furnia beach is located in the municipality of Gáldar. It’s one of the most unknown beaches in the north of the island. It’s a natural pool on the side of a cliff which, together with some houses, gives it a special touch.
Likewise, it also offers wonderful views of the mountains of Gáldar.
Discover the natural beauty of the beaches in the north of Gran Canaria
This has been our tour of the best beaches in the north of Gran Canaria, we encourage you to visit and enjoy each one of them, but also to discover new paradisiacal places.
If you’re looking for accommodation in Gran Canaria, we recommend the HD Acuario Lifestyle, in the capital of the island. This puts you in the centre of everything and gives you quick access to the south of the island. Enjoy the wonderful island of Gran Canaria!