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“Choppy seas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Playa de Maspalomas

Playa de Maspalomas
Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Maspalomas
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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“Choppy seas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Not sure if it was the time of year or the general windy weather around the globe but the sea was just to rough for me to enjoy a swim! The seafront promenade is a lovely place to stroll along, day or night .

Visited October 2013
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“lots of sandstorms”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Beach nice, but very crowded and no sunbeds left, lots of sandstorms,( probably wrong day?) be careful of the free tshirt ( in reality a timeshare scam( which we narrowly avoided, never agree to do something straight away is the rule!), on the way into the beach,

Visited November 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a huge expanse of yellow, soft, (and natural!) sand backed by sand dunes. We always go the lighthouse end (Faro de Maspalomas) as it is a bit quieter there. The beach is lined with bars and there is a small promenade with lots of shops selling seaside essentials and other knick knacks. However, for me, the best part of this beach is the sea. Being the Atlantic it comes crashing in and it is great fun to jump the waves and try to "surf". However, be careful, you will be knocked over!

Visited November 2012
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“No authenticity”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you aren't German then this place holds nothing for you.
It is very clean, lots of bars etc but has no authenticity. The only shops and authentic gran Canarian items I found were at the airport.
Beach a let down. Sunbeds crammed together 100 metres away from the sea! People just walking up and down! Sunbeds expensive at 7.50€!
No nice places to eat unless you want tacky, foreign food places which you can get anywhere.
Men only clubs just down road on the way to beach was not a great attraction for children to see. Very tacky.

Visited October 2013
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Warrington, Cheshire
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“Nice place for a stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Nice bars & places to eat; clean & well presented; long prom to the beach. There is a nudist area so do be mindful if you are easily offended! Also some street traders are a nuisance.

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