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“Maspalomas beach....”

Playa de Maspalomas
Ranked #1 of 73 things to do in Maspalomas
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Maspalomas beach....”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Its a beach....sand on one side, the sea on the other.. what more can you want.. :-)

We were in a hotel just past the lighthouse, so we stayed at that end of the beach, 5 mins walk from the hotel. The sand was clean, and parts of it looked to be raked nightly. Plenty of sunbeds and shade, and 2 sunbeds with a parasol between cost 7.50 euros.

There are food and drinks kiosks spaced out along the beach... we didn't try them, so no comments on quality or prices.

We had light breezes while were there, so no problems with sand blowing, although the sea did seem quite rough... while just paddling some waves were almost big enough to knock you over.

On the beach you can shed as many clothes as you like.... the first part of the beach near the lighthouse is a normal Canarian beach, with a mix of swimsuits, bikinis and biks (half a bikini :-)).
Walk a bit further (800m from the lighthouse) and there is a big sign stating that the beach from this point is a nudist beach.

Everyone is very natural and there are all shapes and sizes... an ideal place to lose inhibitions as well as swimwear.

One thing I will say is think carefully about moving back into the dunes, for 2 reasons....the sand gets VERY hot to walk on, even wearing flip-flops, but cooler near the sea. The other reason is that the dunes are patrolled by creepy looking men, on the look-out for "goings-on" in the dunes, hoping they'll get the chance to join in...if thats your thing, then feel free, but if you're just looking for somewhere a bit more private to bear all, be prepared to be watched.

Visited July 2013
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kent
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“lovely beach”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

maspalomas beach is excellent, you can walk from the light house in melonares right round to playa del ingles. Alternatively park yourself anywhere along the way for the day. There are beds and umbrellas in several sections for hire 7.5 euro for 2 and big stretches of open area. There are several sections with chairs, for textiles, naturist and gay the choice is yours, if and where you locate yourself is up to you. There are 4 or 5 kiosks along the way that serve drinks and snacks. Although gently slopping, the sea can be rough at times people tell me, but during our 2 week stay was ok every day.

Visited September 2013
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Fauldhouse
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“Love it”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Maspalomas is lovely and the beach always makes me feel good. Although easier to get to the beach from del ingles if mobile

Visited September 2013
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“Good for Clothed and naturist alike”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have been to this beach a great many times over 20+ years and usually enjoyed our stay. The beach is vast and has large sections for family, textile, naturist, gay etc. All completely civilised along the beach and all good for families with children if necessary.
For those not wishing to encounter the naturists the textile or clothed are is huge and it is a reasonable hike down to the naturist/gay section. All areas have sunbeds and beach bars. Life guards and in attendance and there are regular motorised patrols along the length of the beach.
The beach can often be windy. Shelter will be erected around the sun beds when necessary.
The dunes backing the beach are used by naturists and gays behind the appropriate sections.
Toilets are few and far between. When last there this is causing a problem along the more remote sections where dunes undergrowth has been used as toilets and a smell can be noted.

Visited March 2013
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Day trip”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Beautiful sea views. Didn't get to visit the famous Sand Dunes as a member of my party was disabled but from a distance they looked amazing. Plenty of shops but very expensive.

Visited September 2013
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