5 beaches to visit in the Canaries

When it comes to getting some much needed rest and relaxation in the summer sun, nothing compares to the sunny climes of the Canary Islands. With a huge array of places to unwind at in the sun, the only question is which beach do you try first?

To give you a flavour of what’s on offer, why not take a look at our list of 5 of the best?

Las Cucharas Beach, Lanzarote

Las Cucharas is the ideal beach of choice for those of you who love to lie back and soak up the sun’s rays on the softest of white sands. With the sound of the ocean gentling lapping at the shore in the background, you’ll have everything you need to let the stress and strain of everyday life melt far away over the horizon.

At over 650 meters long, it is one of the longest beaches the Canaries have to offer, and it comes complete with a lively promenade and a selection of bars and eateries that are ready and waiting for you. For those looking to stay active, there are a range of water sports on offer that are a safe distance from the shallower sections of the beach that are used by families with small children. The accommodation options near Las Cucharas are also great, and you can make this your base for further exploration.

San Agustin, Gran Canaria

San Agustin is tucked away out of sight from the busier resorts on the island which makes it the perfect retreat for those of you looking to embrace some soothing peace and quiet in the sun. The beach consists of soft grey sand and pebbles, and has a selection of bars, eateries, and shops that are ideal for keeping you entertained throughout the afternoon.

If you want to stay active on your travels, you can take part in everything from windsurfing and scuba diving, to snorkelling and kite-surfing. The lack of bustling tourist crowds makes this the perfect location to try something new without having to wait or book ahead.

El Duque, Tenerife

El Duque’s soft sand runs for 700 m along the coast of the Costa Adele region; one of the most sought-after areas for tourists. With packed bars, enticing eateries, and entertainment always on offer, El Duque is ideal for those of you that love to be in the thick of the action!

Whether you want to jet-ski, hang out under the shade of your parasol, or get up close and personal with the local marine life, you can do it all in a single afternoon.

Grandes Playas Corralejo, Fuerteventura

With a whole host of natural rock formations and rock pools to explore, the Grandes Playas Corralejo offers something new and exciting every time you visit. When you add the selection of shops and bars into the mix, you have the recipe for the perfect day in the sun that you have been looking forward to all year long.

If you love to try something new and want more than the array of water sports that most beaches have to offer, then you’ll be delighted to know that the Acua Water Park is only a couple of minutes away on foot.

El Bollullo, Puerto de la Cruz

El Bollullo is the ideal home away from home for those of you who’re looking to try a truly authentic touch of the Canaries. Relatively untouched by the burgeoning tourist trade on some of the larger islands, El Bollullo embraces the dark sand and fresh seafood that the Canaries are known for the world over.

Whether you want to sample some local cuisine, watch the sunset with a cold beer by your side, or just lay back in the sun without a care in the world, this is one escape from it all that has to be on your shortlist.