Located in the south of Gran Canaria, you can find an ideal beach to enjoy the day sunbathing or walking along the beach promenade. Meloneras is the perfect choice if you want to go to the south but avoid the crowded and touristy beaches like Maspalomas or Playa del Inglés.
Meloneras beach, the luxury of the south
The Meloneras beach is located in the south of the island of Gran Canaria, and more specifically in Maspalomas. It’s a short walk from Maspalomas beach, the lighthouse, Pasito Blanco and Las Mujeres away. It can also be reached from the town centre and is very popular with those seeking peace and quiet.
Meloneras is connected to Maspalomas beach by a long promenade. Here you’ll find telescopes facing the sea, from which you can watch the passing sailboats. The famous Maspalomas lighthouse forms the “border” between the two beaches.
In Meloneras there’s a wide choice of cafés, bars, restaurants, and terraces offering cold drinks, snacks and a wide range of international and national food as well as typical Canarian dishes. There’s also a golf course, the port of Pasito Blanco, the dunes of Maspalomas…
But let's discover Meloneras beach first!
Characteristics of the beach of Meloneras
Meloneras beach in Gran Canaria is made up of both fine golden sand and pebbles, and the water is calm and ideal for swimming. The beach is about half a kilometre long and 75 metres wide.
Likewise, the Beach of Meloneras has several services to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach without lacking anything, such as:
- Lifeguard post
- Sun loungers and parasols for hire
- Showers and footbaths
- Rubbish bins
- Access ramps
- Private and public parking
- A shopping centre with toilets, shops, mini-markets and restaurants
What to see in Meloneras
The beach of Meloneras offers spectacular views from the Faro de Maspalomas lighthouse to the Pasito Blanco marina. Are you ready to discover Meloneras?
We’ll show you places where you can relax, interesting places to visit or places where you can do different activities.
On the more than 2-kilometre-long promenade, you can take a relaxing walk and visit the shops and pubs along the seafront, go jogging or cycling. The Meloneras promenade is the ideal place for runners and sportsmen, as you can run from Meloneras beach to Maspalomas beach.
As for nightlife, we recommend highlighting the Chester discotheque, the Meloneras Casino and the open-air shows at the Café de Mar.
The maritime avenue leads to a renovated and modern shopping district with many boutiques and shops.
El Faro Boulevard
If you want to go shopping, you'll find a great selection of boutiques and shops in this small shopping centre.
There’s also an archaeological site nearby with various prehistoric artefacts. Discover the culture and history of the island.
The Maspalomas Lighthouse
This is the landmark that separates the two areas in the south of Gran Canaria. At almost 60 metres high, it watches over the entire southern coast of Gran Canaria. Want to know more about the Maspalomas Lighthouse?
Ideal for golf lovers or those who want to learn to play golf. Meloneras Golf is one of the best golf courses in Gran Canaria. From here you have spectacular views of the dunes or the sea. There’s also a private parking, a restaurant, and shops.
How to get to Meloneras
Meloneras is perfectly accessible and can be reached by bus and car. If you arrive by car, you can park nearby, either in a private car park or a public one.
- By bus:
- From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria you can take the lines 50 or 30 from the company Global and get off at Faro de Maspalomas. From there you can walk along the promenade or the shore to Meloneras. It’ll take you less than an hour.
- From the south of Gran Canaria, we recommend the bus line 01 or any other line that stops at Faro de Maspalomas station.
- By car:
- From Las Palmas, take the GC-1. Merge onto the GC-500 at exit 50. Then, take the first exit at all roundabouts, and you’ll reach your destination.
- From Maspalomas, follow the GC-500 until you reach Calle Mar de Siberia. At the roundabout take the third exit and at the next roundabout take the second exit. Follow Calle Mar Blanco until you reach your destination.
Accommodation in Meloneras
Do you want to stay near the beach of Meloneras, but are you looking for something more exclusive and different? At VillaGranCanaria we recommend our villas, bungalows, flats and more in Meloneras and the surrounding area to enjoy all the amenities and activities that the south of Gran Canaria has to offer.
Meloneras, the golden mile of Gran Canaria
Meloneras and the beach of Meloneras are ideal for families, couples, or friends. Don't miss the beautiful sunsets that bathe the sea in fantastic colours. Without a doubt, a unique experience.