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Los Carpinteros Beach: South Gran Canaria's Low Key Local Camping Spot

Los Carpinteros beach seen from the sea Los Carpinteros beach seen from the sea

Los Carpinteros isn't a beach you choose on looks but it does have easy access for campers and has low-key charm and crystal clear water.

Just west of the far sandier and prettier Pasito Bea and Montaña de Arena beaches, Los Carpinteros is a mix of volcanic sand and pebbles. It's quiet if not empty during the week but fills up with locals at the weekends and during the holidays. Many Canarian families have camped at Los Carpinteros for generations. 

Most tourists wouldn't look twice at Los Carpinteros, especially since the footpath that connected it to Montaña de Arena eroded away. However, it's perfectly peaceful and the water is spectacular most days. 

Get to Los Carpinteros on any blue bus that goes along the GC 500 coast road between Maspalomas and Arguineguin, or by car. There is plenty of off-road parking down a short track. The bus stop is a little white hut here. LÑet the driver know that you want to stop well in advance.

Los Carpinteros has no facilities and no lifeguard, but it's easy to get into the water it's almost always calm (be careful when the wind blows from the south).

Additional Info

  • Lifeguard: No
  • Calm water: Yes
  • You're sitting on: Pebbles
  • Sand colour: Volcanic black
  • Looks best at: Sunset
  • Nudist: Yes
  • Hippy rating: 7
  • Disabled Access: This is a wild beach with access down a bumpy track. However, the campground is right by the car park and the beach is next door. Los Carpinteros is definitely not wheelchair friendly.
  • Lat/Long: 27.751222, -15.643328
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