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Gran Canaria's 15 (Now 17) Beautiful Blue Flag Beaches & Marinas

Gran Canaria has 13 gorgeous Blue Flag beaches Gran Canaria has 13 gorgeous Blue Flag beaches

The non-profit Blue Flag organisation only gives its prestigious award to the world's best beaches and marinas. Here's our photo guide to Gran Canaria's 15 Blue Flag beaches and two Blue Flag marinas. See our Ultimate Gran Canaria beach guide here.

Blue Flag beaches have to have bathroom facilities and disabled access as well as environmental information, clean water, lifeguards and drinking water. Here's the Full List of criteria

 

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Stunning Las Canteras beach is over 3 km long with plenty of restaurants and facilities all along the promenade. A perfect beach for everyone. 

 

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A 15 minute coastal walk north of Las Palmas city, El Confital is the city's trendiest beach: Ideal for surfers, nudists and nature lovers. El Confital has a Blue Flag during the summer.

 

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This great beach has the golden sand and the sunshine but not the crowds. San Agustín is perfect for sunbathers and for older kids

 

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Vast Maspalomas has space for everyone from families at the west end to nudists in the centre

 

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Playa del Inglés is Gran Canaria's most popular resort beach but always has plenty of free sand

 

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Quiet Melonerasat the west end of Meloneras resort and boulevard, is where peace lovers go to sunbathe in Maspalomas.

 

Blue Flag Hoya del Pozo beach

It's not in the guidebooks, but east coast Hoya del Pozo beach has what it takes to be a Blue Flag beach

 

melenara

Where east coast locals go for sand and seafood: Melenara beach has volcanic sand, waves and the best local food in the area

 

Salinetas Blue Flag beach in east Gran Canaria

Pretty Salinetas beach, just south of Melenara beach in east Gran Canaria, has a Blue Flag along with a pretty promenade and palms shading the sand

 

The Blue Flag beach at Puerto de Mogán

Like everything at Puerto de Mogán, the beach is gorgeous

 

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Amadores beach has everything from beachfront restaurants to azure water. A perfect resort beach for families and, well, everyone

 

Puertillo

El Puertillo: North Gran Canaria's little local beach with seafood restaurants and a long seaside promenade

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The huge natural pools just next to El Puertillo beach have their own Blue Flag: Great place for swimming and snorkelling

 

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Puerto de Mogán marina is famous for its beautiful canals and clear water full of fish

 

Swimming area at the blue flag Pasito Blanco marina

Private Pasito Blanco marina has a gorgeous swimming area and water clean enough to earn a Blue Flag

 

Pasito Blanco beach

It even has its own sandy beach, one of the emptiest in south Gran Canaria

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