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Top Beaches in the Canary Islands

By Athul K V - July 30, 2020
Canary Islands

The Canary Islands in Spain have a reputation of being beach lovers paradise. Quite rightly so, this Spanish archipelago in the northwestern coast of Africa has the ultimate chill-life. It is fair to say that all seven of these islands has wild and vivid beaches. Rugged and rocky landscapes and gigantic sand dunes are common features of these islands. Clear turquoise waters are tempting enough. The beaches in the Canary Islands are a unique mix of white to golden and black sandy shores. With a myriad of activities and explorations to do, the Canary Islands are spoilt for choice. This also includes loud and busy to calm and untouched beaches. Check out our pick of the best beaches in the Canaries.

Playa de la Teresitas, Tenerife

This iconic man-made beach is one of the best and most famous beaches in Tenerife. That’s no wonder because it boasts a majestic mountain in the backdrop, the clear waters and golden sands. Originally it was a black sand beach, then it got a makeover with the sand brought from Sahara desert. The palm-lined golden sand is sure to make anyone loosen up and laze in the bright sun.

Famara Beach, Lanzarote

The picturesque beach has sublime cliffs and soft white sands. The stong winds here attract the best surfing crowd to Lanzarote. The contrasting colours of blue waters, sugar-like sands and towering volcanic rocks are a treat to eyes. Famara beach is undisturbed and simply spectacular.

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Corralejo, Fuerteventura

An incredible 11km stretch of milky white sand and crystal clear waters are simply beach goals. The pristine waters are ideal for diving, surfing and kitesurfing. Sitting pretty against a backdrop of sand dunes stretching miles of the coast, Corralejo is pure bliss. Lanzarote and Los Lobos islands are visible at distance from the beach. Arguably this one of the finest beaches in the Canary Islands.

Corralejo Beach
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Papagayo, Lanzarote

This beach has the looks of a bay with white sands and emerald green waters. The shallow waters are ideal for swimming and snorkelling as well. There are half-day boat tours to Papagayo beach from Playa Blanca, which is perfect for a nice cruise and a splendid day on this white sandy beach. Papagayo is an ideal family beach, and the kids will tire themselves after a busy outing in the waters.

Papagayo Canary Islands
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Las Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

Similar to the Corralejo beach, Las Maspalomas is a stunning blend of desert and sea. Located South of Gran Canaria, this beach has plenty of private spots in its 15 km shoreline. The sand dunes were declared a national park in the early 90s for its delicate ecosystem. Las Maspalomas is a crown jewel in the beaches in Gran Canaria.

El Bollullo, Tenerife

This incredible black sand beach has one of the best views in Tenerife island. El Bullullo is at the bottom of picturesque volcanic rock formations, which makes it different from other black sand beaches of the island. The sparkling coal-black sand has relatively calm waters and perfect for a day of sunbathing and beach dipping.

El Bollullo Canary Islands
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La Conchas, La Graciosa

North of the small island of La Graciosa lies the amazing La Conchas beach. This stretch of white sand and clear blue water at the right next to Mount Bermeja is truly a wonder. This is ideal for surfing because of the strong wind and excellent break of waves. La Conchas is a 5 km bicycle ride from the capital city of Caleta del Sebo, which is the other side of the island. The contrast of blue water, white sands and reddish volcanic rock make this one stunning picture.

El Golfo, Lanzarote

This cove beach is formed due to the natural volcanic rock formation. As a result of flooding, there is a lagoon with green waters as a result of algae formation. Combine all this with the black sand of the beach thus making El Golfo a visual spectacle. The aerial shots of this beach are incredibly beautiful and visually pleasant. Careful while venturing into the water as it because of the rocks, other than that this beach is simply exquisite.

El Golfo Canary Island
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Cofete Beach, Fuertaventuras

Due to the remote location, the journey Cofete beach is difficult. But the benefits of the journey are priceless. Almost ten miles of golden sandy beach with the Jandia mountains in its background is the best view in Fuertaventuras. This is not an overstatement, this remote beach is breathtaking and glorious. The calm azure waters are the second-best sight here, ensure to capture the beauty of Cofete beach in a quality camera for the memories.

Cofete Beach Canary Island
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Los Gigantes, Tenerife

The grandeur of Los Gigantes is visible in its gigantic vertical cliffs. The waters touch the bottom of the cliff and the beach is nothing short of a grand painting. Shallow waters and a black sandy beach simply elevates this beach to one of the best beaches in the Canary Islands. A relatively quiet beach, Los Gigantes is normally is not much crowded too. Anyone who prefers a nice peaceful day on the beach can head over here and enjoy a nice day of sunbathing and swimming in the sea.

The Canary Islands are exceptionally incomparable places which have some of the best beaches in Spain. When in Spain, head over to the Islands to explore its shores. Plan your Spain vacation with Pickyourtrail. Head on over to the Pickyourtrail website and check for packages to Spain. You can even customize your vacation as well and craft the best itinerary for suited for you. Download the Pickyoutrail app and interact with our team to get your travel queries answered just like that. Also, our travel experts are available on Whatsapp as well. Get adventurous in the beaches of the Canaries.

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