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Playa de Las Canteras

Paseo de las Canteras | Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35008 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Traveler Description: Las Canteras Beach The Las Canteras Beach is one of the most famous beaches on Gran Canaria and is about 3.1 km long. Off the beach is a barrier reef... more »
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is so nice, a long beach right in the middle of a big City, lot´s of Bar´s and restaurants, Clean sand, clear water and sunbeds all over the Place (free if you´ll staying at the hotels by the sea)

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Leiria, Portugal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a nice beach but from all beaches I've ever visited this was the one I liked the less. Anyway it's better at north than in south.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is a nice beach to visit and maybe hang out for a day. My advice would be to go a bit further afield if you want to eat something, the restaurants on the boulevard look a bit shabby. Nonetheless it is a nice place to go for a stroll and do some people watching.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice beach very clean,lovely restaurants all along promenade ,beds on beach reasonable sea safe for bathing

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Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wonderful beach with a mixture of gold & black fine sand. Because it used to be a quarry, you can walk out pretty far into the water before having to swim, and even then you'll find places to stand again. Water is clear and great for snorkeling to see the fish and flora - there's supposed to be jellyfish, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The beach was 20 seconds away from the apartment I stayed at during my week stay in gran canaria. The beach is very clean .. I saw absoultely no litter. There are plenty of restaurants along the promenade and plenty of space on the beach to sunbathe and relax - I wouldn't go here for water sports though. Down south... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is arguably one of the top urban beaches in the world - a 3km stretch of golden sand, the Alfredo Kraus auditorium at one end, and a small fishing boat harbour, complete with an overpriced seafood restaurant at the other end. Playa de Las Canteras actually comprises of a few other smaller beaches along its stretch, such as Playa... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Probably the best beach on Gran Canaria - but sshh! don't tell anyone!!! Beach cleaned every day, walkway immaculate, no theif issues as well patrolled by local Police, restaurants are excellent, water is crystal clear.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Wonderful clean and beautiful beach. Lots of local color. Right next to bars, restaurants and shops. Pleasant spot to spend an afternoon.

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Lund, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Just around the corner. Don´t miss Las Palmas clean and inviting beach. A paradise for families as well as surfers. Close to everything.

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