Best Beaches in the Canaries

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Playa Las Cucharas, Lanzarote

Stretching along the east coast of the island, Las Cucharas Beach is known for its white sands and is popular with families who have young children. The beach stretches for 650m and is one of the longest on the island. A busy promenade also runs along the beach and has a handful of bars, cafes and restaurants. The northern part of the beach is best for those with young kids due to the calm and shallow waters. For those searching for an adrenaline rush, there are a number of watersports available at the beach including wind surfing, surfing and scuba diving.

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What's Nearby?

Just a short stroll away from the beach is the lively Hennessey’s Bar, sitting right on the waterfront. The bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a great place to chill after a day at the beach. For something more traditional, El Cochino Cojo serves some delicious tapas dishes. You’ll also find a handful of nightclubs nearby.

Watersports

Windsurfing, kite-surfing, parasailing, snorkelling, diving, scuba diving

Grandes Playas Corralejo, Fuerteventura

The bay at Grandes Playas Corralejo is made up from a collection of individual beaches in the region, all of which offer something different to the last. Take a stroll across the beach and you’ll be sure to find something to keep you entertained; whether it be the impressive natural rock pools which have formed, the choice of bars and restaurants across the promenade or just the large number of sun loungers on offer for the sun worshippers. The beach is also a haven for watersport lovers with plenty for you to choose from, including surfing which the majority of visitors come for thanks to the excellent conditions on offer.

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Adrenaline seekers will be pleased to know that Acua Water Park is just a short walk away from the beach and features a handful of slides and attractions. If you’re feeling peckish, head to the beachfront Chiringuito Entubadera, which has 4.5 rating on Trip Advisor. You can also enjoy a light refreshment at the friendly beach bar.

Watersports

Windsurfing, kite-surfing, parasailing, snorkelling, diving, scuba diving

El Duque, Tenerife

Stretched over 700m in the highly desirable area of Costa Adeje, El Duque is fast becoming one of the regions favourite tourist beaches. With its array of facilities which include sunbed and parasol hire, a choice of delicious restaurants, lively bars plus entertainment across the sand, El Duque has it all. There’s also an exciting choice of watersports to try your hand at across the waves or the chance to check out the colourful marine life.

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What's Nearby?

If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, Cafe la Bahia is the place to go. Surrounded by luscious greenery and huge palm trees, the cafe is a great place to take some time out. For an evening meal, head to the family-run La Torre del Mirador, which offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic. The Corner Mall features a handful of designer shops to pack in some last minute shopping.

Watersports

Jet-skiing, banana boats, rings, pedaloes, parascending, paragliding, water-skiing, snorkelling, diving, scuba diving

San Agustin, Gran Canaria

Hidden away from the larger resorts, the pace of life in San Agustin is much calmer and attracts locals who go there to enjoy the peace and quiet. Along with its quaint feel, San Agustin offers a great selection of facilities including shops, bars, cafes and restaurants to keep visitors refreshed and entertained.The beach is made up of grey sand and pebbles and offers pedaloes and water sports during the peak months.

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What's Nearby?

Enjoy something tasty at the beachfront Restaurante el Capitan, which serves a variety of local and international dishes with great views. For something a little less traditional, a Chinese buffet is also located around 200m from the beach. Centro Comercial San Agustin, the local shopping centre, is home to numerous shops that stock all the essential holidays you could need.

Watersports

Windsurfing, kite-surfing, parasailing, snorkelling, diving, scuba diving


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