Tired of crowded conventional beaches? Visiting the nudist beaches in Gran Canaria can be a wonderful option for naturism lovers who want to tan their bodies in the sun freely on their holidays on the Canary Islands.
The Canary archipelago is one of the top-ranked places in terms of nudist beaches and, of course, the south of Gran Canaria is one of the favourite spots for those who prefer to sunbathe without a swimming costume.
Do you dare to practice nudism this summer? If you want to experience the feeling of freedom that comes from sunbathing without clothes, keep reading to find out which are the most charming nudist beaches in Gran Canaria.
Take note and dare to let yourself be enveloped by the magic of Gran Canaria's nudist beaches.
10 nudist beaches in Gran Canaria that you cannot miss
Sea and sun lovers will surely love to visit the best beaches in Gran Canaria, such as Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés or Las Canteras.
But as with everything, there are those who go further and opt for sunbathing in more naturist and less crowded environments, such as those offered by the nudist beaches in Gran Canaria.
Even so, the island offers different options for those who opt for this form of sunbathing; from large tourist beaches to small hidden coves in Gran Canaria.
Here we reveal which are those charming spots that are committed to nudism as a way of life.
Naturism in the south of Gran Canaria in Maspalomas and in Playa del Inglés
These two large tourist beaches have an extensive nudist area between the two beaches.
Specifically, the naturist area begins in the vicinity of the legendary Chiringuito number 7 (about 900 metres from the Charca de Maspalomas) and extends the first metres of Playa del Inglés to the Punta de Maspalomas.
It's undoubtedly the best option for those who don't want to go too far away from the tourist area and prefer to enjoy the comforts and services offered there.
On this nudist beach in Gran Canaria, you'll be able to enjoy a natural landscape covered with unequalled dunes, with a blue flag all year round. It's also perfect to see the Dunes of Maspalomas, the Lighthouse and the Charca de Maspalomas.
Playa Montaña de Arena beach ➞ a myth of naturism in the Canaries
We could not be talking about nudist beaches in Gran Canaria without mentioning Montaña de Arena beach. This naturism oasis has 250 metres of dark sand. Although it usually has a strong tide, it's very well-kept and has a car park nearby where you can park without any problems.
However, it tends to have campers and is popular with Gran Canaria residents. It's also a viable option for owners with their pets, as you can access this beach with your dog.
It's located in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. We leave you its location below to enjoy this authentic paradise for those who want to enjoy nudism.
Important: there's no reception or services in the surrounding area, so download the route to your mobile phone and bring food and drinks. You can access it via a slightly difficult 15-minute trail.
Tiritaña ➞ a nudist beach in Mogán to enjoy the peace and quiet
If you prefer a naturist option in a peaceful setting surrounded by a spectacular natural landscape, this is the best nudist beach in Gran Canaria that you can visit.
It's a small cove nestled between huge stone walls with crystal clear waters. The beach itself is a cobble beach. To get there, you will have to walk along a small, fairly difficult path that takes about 20 minutes. But it's worth it!
This naturist beach is completely isolated from any kind of service, so it is ideal to disconnect and forget about stress and daily worries to enjoy the waters of the Canary Islands and the volcanic nature. Don't forget to wear good shoes and bring food and drinks!
Las Salinas beach ➞ the ideal option for nature lovers
This natural wonder is located in the municipality of Arucas and is a tiny beach covered with rocks; an unspoilt natural environment, ideal for getting lost and for finding yourself.
We can affirm that it's one of the most beautiful nudist beaches in Gran Canaria. In fact, surrounded by its marvellous landscape, you can only breathe peace and tranquillity.
Nearby, you can find natural pools that are worth a visit if you want to avoid the strong waves that are common in this coastal area.
Of course, forget about having any kind of service, as this nudist beach is completely isolated from any urban area.
Playa Veneguera ➞ the best option for scuba divers
This nudist beach in Gran Canaria is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. It has an average size of about 350 metres in length in a completely unspoilt environment with pebbles, boulders, dark sand, gravel and generally calm waters.
Located in the municipality of Mogán, it's a real treat for the senses to practise nudism surrounded by its unique landscape.
Furthermore, if you like scuba diving and snorkelling, it's an ideal place to do so, due to the large number of marine species you can find.
Although it can be reached in many ways, we recommend that you choose to go by foot and enjoy this unique environment where you can breathe peace and tranquillity. To get to Veneguera beach, you have to walk along a path about 10 kilometres long, with a lot of stones. On the way, you'll come across mango and fruit plantations.
Las Carpinteras and Las Mujeres Beaches
Without a doubt, this coastline is an icon among the nudist beaches in the south of Gran Canaria.
They're located in the municipality of San Bartolomé de la Tirajana, near Montaña Arena. They aren't very large, as both are only 180 metres long.
However, both nudist beaches are usually quiet, as they're completely unspoilt and have no tourist services around them. Playa de las Mujeres is also a popular choice for pet owners.
We recommend that you bring everything you need for a great day of sun and beach, as there are no facilities nearby.
To get there, you have to walk along a path that takes about 10 minutes. Get to know Playa de las Carpinteras here!
Guayedra Beach in Agaete
This is a perfect spot for those who are looking for peace and quiet. It's an unspoilt beach where there's usually quite a lot of waves, so it's not very crowded. The beach itself consists of pebbles and dark sand.
If you're a nature lover, you'll love the enclave in which it's located, since, to access it, you have to cross the well-known Guayebra ravine, a natural spot of singular beauty. It offers spectacular views of Puerto de las Nieves de Agaete and its mountains.
Guayedra is the ideal beach to disconnect and forget about everything.
Playa de Güigüi ➞ perfect for hikers
Located in Aldea de San Nicolás, Güigüi beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Gran Canaria and, at the same time, the least accessible. To get to the beach, you have to go by boat or walk a tiring path of more than one and a half hours. If you like hiking and want to take on the challenge, be prepared for a difficult and steep trail. But it's worth the effort, there's no doubt about it!
Enjoy a day at the beautiful beaches of Gran Canaria
Now that you know on which beaches you can get naked without worrying, do you dare to do so?
Enjoy this wonderful experience on the nudist beaches of Gran Canaria, you're sure to repeat it on all your holidays.
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