Canary Islands Beaches attract more than 14 million visitors a year. This Spanish archipelago off the coast of northwestern Africa, is composed of seven main islands and many small ones. The main islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The smaller islands are La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este.
Las Teresitas Beach on the Island of Tenerife
His is a man-made palm-lined beach, that imports its sands from the Sahara. It is located next to a once fishing village called San Andres.
This is one of the largest beaches on the island. It has a section for nudists, the rest is for the general public.
Corralejo Beach on the Island of Fuerteventura
It is a popular spot on the island, located on the northeast tip, facing the tropical Isla de Lobos.
Translated Shank’s Shark, it is a 800 meter long beach, with vanilla color sands. It is popular with families.
Located on the southeast of Fuerteventura, this is a long stretch of beach.
Las Canteras is the longest Beach in Gran Canaria Island
This is the longest beach on Gran Canaria on the southern and sunnier part of the island.
Also, an artificial beach in the southwest of the island with palm trees and a floral display overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
This is renowned clothing-optional beach, difficult to find. Therefore sometimes, you may have the beach all to yourself.
Las Conchas Beach on the Island of Lanzarote
This is an idyllic strip of golden sand with crystal-clear water on the island of La Graciosa, just off the north of Lanzarote.
This beach is located on the northwestern coast of Lanzarote, away from the big resorts.
Puerto Naos Beach on the west side of La Palma Island
La Palma Beaches
Located on the sunny west side of La Palma awaits swimmers and sunbathers with a 600-meter-long beach.
The beach of Tazacorte is with its around 500 meters length one of the largest beaches of the island.
Alojera Beach on the Island of La Gomera
La Gomera Beaches
Located next to the old port it’s a rustic beach surrounded by impressive cliffs.
Located between Vallehermoso and Valle Gran Rey, this is nearly virgin beach welcoming naturist bathers.
El Verodal Beach on the small Island of El Hierro
El Hierro Beaches
Located in La Frontera, this is one of the widest beaches on this island. It has natural sand with a reddish color.
Located in La Frontera, this is a non-crowded beach, ideal for sunbathing and swimming.
Map of the Canary Islands of Spain
images credits for canary islands beaches
Teresitas by Sergio martin
corralejo by thomas Tolkien
las canteras by pepelopex
las conchas by justtraveling.com
puerto naos by frank vincentz
alojera by canarinas
verodal by carlos texidor
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