Playa Inglés Beach Gran Canaria

Very Popular Place Located In The South Coast Of Gran Canaria.
  • Accessible
  • Chill Out Area
  • Equipment Rental
  • On the Beach
  • Street Parking
  • Utomhus

The Playa del Inglés Beach of Gran Canaria is one of the most famous beaches in all of Europe. And indeed, the 2.7-kilometer long stretch of sand is incredibly well-known. Its western border, so to speak, is another famous tourist hotspot.

Playa Inglés Gran Canaria

Maspalomas beach starts at the western end of Playa Inglés Gran Canaria, and to the east is also another beautiful sand surface. The San Agustin beach is its eastern neighbor. Together, these 3 comprise one of the most gorgeous beach belts in one of the most gorgeous islands of the Old Continent.

Playa Inglés Beach Gran Canaria is extremely popular throughout the year. It is one of the busiest tourist destinations in all of Spain. This mostly has to do with the mild climate of Gran Canaria. Many get that famous feel-good-factor when visiting this part of the world, and a part of that is definitely because of its wonderful beaches.

Playa Inglés Beach Gran Canaria

No Man’s Imagination Does It Justice

The nearby Maspalomas Dunes represent the perfect backdrop for Playa Inglés Beach Gran Canaria. Resembling the Sahara Desert, the Dunes are also a hugely popular tourist amenity. The beach itself boasts fine, white sand and is an absolute joy to sink your feet in. The beach faces east and is widely considered the number 1 beach in Gran Canaria. Informally, it is divided into distinct areas. Each of these areas is unofficially reserved for families with children, LGBT population and nudists.

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In case you speak a bit of Spanish, you understand the name of the beach. However, if you don’t here’s a short explanation. The name actually means Englishman’s beach, though there is some dispute regarding the origin of the name. Playa Inglés Gran Canaria is said to have been named after an English bohemian who had moved to the area early in the 20th century.

However, some state that that is not true. There are claims that the bohemian was actually French and that the locals mistook him for English. Be that as it may, the name has grown into an iconic symbol of a gorgeous stretch of beauty.

Playa Inglés Gran Canaria

Playa Inglés Beach Gran Canaria – A True Paradise In Europe

Throughout Playa Inglés Gran Canaria you will have no trouble finding showers and other public conveniences. These include kiosks selling ice-creams, cold drinks and other refreshments. Also, the beach is very ramp-friendly. This means that people with disabilities will find various access points to get down to the sand.

And if restaurants and bars are what you are in need of, don’t worry. The place to visit here is the Annexo II strip. This area is absolutely brimming with eateries and bars. You can find it directly in front of the Plaza and Kasbah shopping centers. In other words, this is where facilities and services cluster. Whether you are craving a Chateaubriand or Big Mac, you will have no trouble finding them here.

What people say:

English beach
4.5
Based on 6230 reviews
Martin Michaelsen
Martin Michaelsen
13:37 14 Feb 24
Nice beach. Only thing I don't like is the constant disturbing of Thai massages
Constantin Gorea
Constantin Gorea
23:42 10 Feb 24
The beach is quite spacious, clean and well-kept, and the golden yellow sand, lovely.The wind is felt, and if you can sunbathe between 10:00 and 16:00 (early Juaniary), then after 4pm you may need a light coat.In some places, there are many areas set up with sun loungers and umbrellas that occupy good parts of the beach, and you can't sit with a blanket on the sand, unless you go a little further.On the beach, at certain distances, there are stalls selling drinks (cold and hot) and something to eat.Toilets are also located there.Garbage containers are also located at suitable distances on the beach.Of course it depends on the weather conditions, but when I went in early January - the weather was good and the water calm, clear and warm. Only one day there were stronger waves, but it was still interesting playing with the waves. :)P.S. Paracetamol is expensive here, €8.00, so you can take it with you in case of need.
A. Alex
A. Alex
12:29 04 Jan 24
Fun all year round, december / january during the day +25 🏝
Nice and clean beach. Lots of wind. Had a great time . Lots of shops, good restaurants.
Miri
Miri
17:52 02 Dec 23
Very crowded beach with sun loungers. Strong waves. Further west nudist beach and the dunes on the back.
gabriela gabriela
gabriela gabriela
11:39 25 Nov 23
A wonderful beach with fine sand, high dunes, nudist beach too, with bars everywhere
Happy Tourist
Happy Tourist
01:07 12 Nov 23
Beautifull beach. Beach beds only 2.50€ a day, so very cheap, but only card payment accepted, no cash
Edvin Mester
Edvin Mester
08:22 02 Nov 23
It resembles the Sahara dessert, with the dunes and constant wind, its simply amazing. Loved the beach, big waves but don't be surprised if walking along the beach you bump into naked people, since there are no rules on swimsuits.
Anne Hodgson
Anne Hodgson
15:07 17 Oct 23
We went to Maspalomas (Playa del Ingles) to go to the Saturday market but this was a disappointment. The market covers a huge area but the stalls were all repetitive, similar clothes, leather goods, towels, table cloths etc. Later we went down to the beach area and found that the shops along the walkway near the dunes had a far better variety of merchandise and holiday trinkets for tourists.
thomas childs
thomas childs
21:43 24 Aug 23
A fun experience next to the beach. Hard partying vibes so if that's your thing then you will love it. If not, you can relax at the beach and get drinks or food along the beach as desired. Either way, it's a good time.
Janos Turk
Janos Turk
01:27 05 Jul 23
One of the best beaches. Sandy very long beach. Highly recommended to visit it. You can wash your feet as water available next to the exit points. The main parking area is paid for but if you don’t worry about some walking you can find free parking spots easily.
Dominik Swierad
Dominik Swierad
09:52 04 Jul 23
It’s a beach 🙂 Two beds and a umbrella will run you ~8 euros (not a bad deal). If you’re in the area, great - but I wouldn’t be making a trek from other parts of the island just for it. It’s your general busy beach with some shops and drinks.
Andy
Andy
14:34 27 Jun 23
Nice place overall, long sandy beach, so it's not getting very busy.
VITAL
VITAL
14:34 18 Jun 23
The beach infrastructure is very good
Маrina Magdalena
Маrina Magdalena
17:40 13 Apr 23
Amazing dunes. I love it like a real desert Experience. Definitely recommend to visit.
Enes Oe
Enes Oe
15:07 08 Feb 23
On Gran Canaria we went to some beaches to test out. This is in my opinion the best beach and I really loved it!The sandy beach is so clean. It feels good for your bare feet. The water is clean, no algae. In the surrounding there are a lot of restaurants, shops and hotels. Also our hotel was nearby so it was a five minute walk to the beach. My wife and I loved to simply walk the coastline or simply lie down and enjoy the sun.One thing worth to mention is the wind. It can be good or bad. You get to face high waves in afternoon due to wind and it can be big fun. But also wind makes the temperature feel colder, which is bad.
Fernando Franco
Fernando Franco
12:41 25 Nov 22
Very nice long sandy beach. Plenty of places to rent sun beds and umbrellas, ideal for families and also young and older people. Really close to the dunes where you can go for a nice walk. Can be windy sometimes. Many bars and restaurants nearby, also showers to wash your feet after the beach.
Muge BN
Muge BN
15:48 23 Nov 22
The best beach in the south of the island. It is a warm water, good waves, plenty of sun. Consider the wind which is powerful.
Rudinei Zancanaro
Rudinei Zancanaro
08:45 31 Jul 22
This was the best beach for bathing in the sea, warm water, good waves, plenty of sun and little wind. I loved it .
Loved it, not too busy, clean and very pleasant!
Derek Twaddle
Derek Twaddle
18:29 13 Jul 22
Fantastic Beach.Lively with lots of restaurants, cafes and shops.Great promenade to walk along if you do not want to walk on sand.Good selection of water sports to choose from but a bit expensive.
Mirela Tufoiu
Mirela Tufoiu
21:45 05 Jun 22
Close to the shops and there is a Nudist / mixed beach if not feeling like walking to the Faro or taking the bus/ taxi.
Sue Vogt-Skard
Sue Vogt-Skard
21:48 30 Apr 22
Nice beach area and beach itself but the area immediately around it needs modernisation as lots places run-down or closed down ie the places around the car park by the beach.Convenient car park by the beach but cost us 13 euros for the day - we could have found cheaper parking though.Lovely boardwalk along the beach that stretches for miles in both directions that is modern and clean.Beach are itself is lovely and sandy and clean and because it’s so big even on a sunny weekend day it’s not over-crowded like some resorts.2 stars due to the immediate surrounding area that feels cheap.
Anthony Fairhurst
Anthony Fairhurst
10:50 27 Mar 22
Nice sandy beach with shallow water. Can get windy
Alexandra Serban
Alexandra Serban
21:17 02 Dec 21
Very beautiful, dunes nearby, but windy
jaqsbcn
jaqsbcn
05:00 24 Nov 21
Sun, beach and party.
Max White
Max White
23:43 17 Nov 21
View point over the ocean and beach...
Jim DeFazio
Jim DeFazio
15:25 03 Nov 21
Not as exciting as videos and literature describes
Long,long,long Beach. You can walk 10km and more. Too much nudist.
Viorel Cazacu
Viorel Cazacu
20:23 24 Oct 21
Very nice 👌 👍 👏 😀 ☺
shokry mahsob
shokry mahsob
13:44 24 Sep 21
It's a beautiful and fantastic beach. It locates in Spain.
Yuri Trukshans
Yuri Trukshans
14:53 14 Aug 21
Good place to have a rest. Always stop there on the way to and from Dublin
Dimitri C.
Dimitri C.
19:19 13 Aug 21
Nice beach. Very sunny. Best bar at that location is the lazy hammok. You should try it.
Lee Shambrook
Lee Shambrook
21:27 11 Aug 21
Bit of a dirty coloured sand but it’s better than English weather here so makes up for it.
Andrea Totaro
Andrea Totaro
22:45 02 Aug 21
There are better beachesHowever a lot to choose from in the area
Radovan Horák
Radovan Horák
09:37 01 Aug 21
Nice sunny place, some parts are more crowded than others,
Ewa Kowalska
Ewa Kowalska
11:32 26 May 21
Beautiful beach with great everyday cleaned sand ☺️
Maya Mor
Maya Mor
22:38 22 May 21
Beautiful!
Asish Pati
Asish Pati
14:17 10 Apr 21
Amazing beach, dunes are beautiful, and so many amazing restaurants around the beach.
Pekka Palin
Pekka Palin
18:10 31 Mar 21
The best weather globally!
alireza assadi
alireza assadi
11:08 21 Mar 21
I love you Canary
carolina perez richard
carolina perez richard
15:40 10 Sep 20
SIMPLY THE BEST IN GRAN CANARIA!
Lavinia Hrecin
Lavinia Hrecin
22:24 28 Aug 20
Nice beach feeling
Azara Ingram
Azara Ingram
18:33 21 Jul 20
Beautiful just beautiful 🏖💕🌞
A L Sousa
A L Sousa
18:53 21 May 20
No free parking. To avoid.
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