Accessible beaches in Gran Canaria

Canary Islands are one of the most visited tourist destinations in Spain. Gran Canaria, in particular, is one of the islands that receive the most tourists, thanks to its pleasant subtropical climate throughout the year.

An increasing number of Gran Canaria beaches are being adapted for persons with reduced mobility (PRM), seeking to become an island without barriers. Here we show you some of them:

 

LAS CANTERAS

It is located in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with more than two kilometers in length, with a bordering avenue full of terraces, pubs and restaurants.

It has preferential areas for PMR, adapted showers, chairs and amphibious crutches.

Las Canteras

PICTURE: Canarias en Hora

 

ALCARAVANERAS BEACH

It is located in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, north of the island, the beach has adapted bathrooms and public toilets and spas with adapted departments.

It has an area with a platform, shaded area, adapted shower and amphibious chair.

 

MELENARA

One of Telde’s (in southeastern region) biggest attractions, certified with Blue Flag, it has ramps, walkways, amphibious chairs and crutches and showers, restrooms and adapted spa.

Melenara

PICTURE: Telde Actualidad

 

EL BURRERO BEACH

This beach is located in the eastern part of the island and has an amphibious chair during the summer.

To facilitate access to PRM, it has a floating platform as well as an adapted bathroom.

 

ARINAGA BEACH

This beach is located southeast of Gran Canaria, it has the Blue Flag certificate, adapted bathrooms and during the summer they have approximation and amphibious chairs.

Arinaga

PICTURE: Ayuntamiento de la Villa de Agüimes

 

PLAYA DEL INGLÉS

Located in the south of Gran Canaria, it has the distinction of the Blue Flag and has the infrastructure to facilitate accessibility, such as amphibious chairs throughout the year.

PICTURE: Sol Actualidad

 

MASPALOMAS BEACH

It´s located in the south of Gran Canaria and has the Blue Flag certificate and you can find adapted PRM restrooms, as well as an amphibious chair.

 

LAS BURRAS BEACH

Located in the south of the island, it has adapted restrooms, amphibious chairs and crutches throughout the year.

 

AMADORES BEACH

Located in the southwest of Gran Canaria, awarded with the Blue Flag, it has amphibious chairs, and access walkways.

Amadores

PICTURE: Hola Islas Canarias

 

MOGÁN BEACH

In the south of the island, it has the Blue Flag certificate and it has walkways that allow access to PRM and amphibious chairs throughout the year.

Mogán

PICTURE: Maspalomas Ahora

 

DE LAS NIEVES BEACH

Located in the northwest of Gran Canaria, it is easily accessible, has a reserved parking area for PRM and amphibious chair all weekends and holidays during the summer.

 

SARDINA BEACH

It is located in the northwest of the island, has been awarded with the Blue Flag, is accessible to PRM and has an amphibious chair during the summer months.

There are plans to build an elevator to provide an easier access to the beach.

Sardina

PICTURE: Ayuntamiento de Gáldar

 

EL PUERTILLO BEACH

It is located in the north of Gran Canaria, awarded with the Blue Flag, has access points adapted to PRM and amphibious chair during the summer months.

El Puertillo

PICTURE: Omnirooms.com

 

LOS CHARCONES BEACH

It consists of three spectacular semi-natural pools in the north of the island that have been awarded with the Blue Flag. The main pool can be accessed through a ramp with a railing, restrooms adapted for PRM and an amphibious chair during the summer months.

Los Charcones

PICTURE: Omnirooms.com

 

Enjoy an accessible vacations on Gran Canaria by beaches by the hand of Omnirooms.com.

 

Consulted sources:

Ayuntamiento de Agaete​; Ayuntamiento de la Villa de Agüimes​; Excmo Ayuntamiento de Arucas​; Ayuntamiento de Gáldar​; Ayuntamiento de la Villa de Ingenio​; Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria​; Ayuntamiento de Mogán​; Ayuntamiento de Telde.
Cruz Roja en Las Palmas​; Cruz Roja de San Bartolomé de Tirajana.
Gran Canaria Turismo.​  Ciudad de Mar, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Hola Islas Canarias, web de Turismo de las Islas Canarias.​
Digital media: Canarias Noticias​; La Provincia​: Banderas Azules en Gran CanariaArinaga; Revista TARA; 20minutos.es; Telde Actualidad.

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