White sand beaches in Gran Canaria are not common, since due to their volcanic origin, the coasts predominate with toasted or dark sands. That’s why, on the Lopesan Group blog, we want to show you the best beaches in Gran Canaria with white sand that you can enjoy if you encourage yourself to visit the beautiful Canarian island.

All these white sand beaches in Gran Canaria are usually a frequent stop for tourists during the summer. The combination of white sand and blue waters will make you feel like you’re in a real oasis. Would you like to get to know them?

1. Las Canteras: the city and the sea

Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with white sand is Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This urban beach offers tourists a perfect alternative to enjoy the best of the coast without the need to move completely away from the city.

Its extension of white sand and blue waters keeps inside one of the most important marine reserves on the Canarian Islands. Las Canteras is protected by La Barra, which is a wide rock formation.

Playa de las Canteras is the treasure of the capital of Las Palmas, where millions of visitors gather each year. Many tourists have come to name Las Canteras Beach as a beach “Central Park”, in which all kinds of leisure activities can be carried out.

You can start the day at Playa de las Canteras surfing, then spend the afternoon sunbathing and finish that day having dinner in one of the nearby restaurants. Are you coming?

2. Amadores Beach: relax with your familia

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If, in addition to visiting a beach in the city, you want to explore new places and disconnect and have a bit of tranquillity, you will love Playa de Amadores, for its calm crystal clear waters and its wide extension of white sand more than 800 metres long.

On Amadores Beach, you have the opportunity to rest under the pleasant sun of the island of Gran Canaria. To get to this paradise destination, you need to get to the town of Mogan. A curious fact about this place is that it is an artificial beach, which was constituted as a tourist centre for family entertainment.

3. Maspalomas Beach: dream oasis

Maspalomas beach is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Gran Canaria with white sand. That’s why we can’t fail to mention its 6 km long, located in the Special Natural Reserve of the Dunes of Maspalomas.

Maspalomas is one of the most visited natural parks on the Canarian island, in which you will get the feeling of a real oasis, taken from a film. Thousands of families and tourists gather every year to get to know the dunes and their spectacular beach, where surfers also love to go to practice their sport and enjoy its incredible waves.

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4. Anfi del Mar: artificial charm

We can’t help but name the heavenly artificial beach, Anfi del Mar. Like Amadores Beach, it is located in the town of Mogán and was designed as a tourist complex to enjoy all kinds of water sports.

This place was designed a few years ago, when a Norwegian businessman came up with the idea of bringing 500 tons of white sand from the Bahamas, thus creating the beach that we know today as Anfi del Mar. A perfect alternative to get away and have a good time with the family.

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5. Playa del Inglés: touristic complex

Another of the charming beaches of Gran Canaria with white sand best known among tourists is Playa del Inglés, which is a continuation of the emblematic Playa de Maspalomas, by the east coast of the Dunas.

Today, Playa del Inglés has become one of the most frequented destinations by tourists, due to the extensive offer of activities, bars, restaurants and commercial areas that you can enjoy. It is characterized by its wide extension of fine sand and blue waters. Without a doubt, it is an ideal place to take children.

6. Playa de Puerto Rico: leisure and fun

To finish this list of the most extraordinary beaches in Gran Canaria with white sand, we bring you a different alternative with which you can end the boredom on your holiday, Puerto Rico Beach. There you have an interesting variety of activities and recreational places to disconnect.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get to know this heavenly oasis located on the south of the island, in the town of Mogán. Puerto Rico Beach will make you feel as if you were on a dream Caribbean island with its turquoise waters and white sand.

If you’re a lover of nightlife, near Puerto Rico Beach you will find several bars and shopping centres for dinner, having a cocktail or even going dancing. Does it sound like a good plan?

Where to stay in Gran Canaria?

If you had to choose to visit only one of these white sand beaches in Gran Canaria, which would you choose? It’s really difficult to have to decide on only one. At Group Lopesan, we offer different accommodation options, so you can enjoy the best comfort in our hotels during your stay in Gran Canaria.


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