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Playa del Cardón

Castillo del Romeral, Gran Canaria

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While it's true that the secluded stony beach of Playa del Cardón in the south-east of Gran Canaria is some distance from towns and villages, it's still easy to get to on the main road. You'll have to manage without bars and entertainment here, but to make up for it you can expect a completely natural spot with a relaxed, family-friendly beach crowd consisting of campers and nature lovers. Previous visitors to the beach have constructed amusing but useful piles of stones as wind breaks. Tucked away in your own little "beach castle", you'll be sheltered from the wind as well as from prying eyes, so here on Playa del Cardón you can be completely on your own.

Playa del Cardón - Natural leisure with a family-friendly beach crowd

The secluded sandy beach of Playa del Cardón in the south-east of Gran Canaria, close to Castillo del Romeral is slightly off the beaten track, it's true. However, it is quite easy to find, as you can see the beach from the main road. Here you will find sufficient space for parking, even though there’s no paved car park. Nature lovers in particular should note that you can hardly hear the noise of the traffic on the beach, mainly because of the wind.

The stony beach is at least 1.5 kilometres long, and because it's so quiet and isolated, it mainly attracts locals with their motor homes. Camping is not officially allowed here on the beach, but is evidently tolerated, as it is a favourite destination for families with caravans and motor homes, particularly at the weekend. The same applies to the ban on dogs, which the locals don't take very seriously. As a result some areas of the beach are rather dirty. You should bring your bathing shoes with you in any case, as the approach to the water is stony and therefore slightly uncomfortable. During your visit to the beach you will have to put up with a lot of wind, but this has prompted previous visitors to created numerous small wind breaks by piling up stones, and you can tuck yourself away in these. You will find plenty of privacy to add to your enjoyment of your day at the beach, which is appreciated by naturists especially. In fact, this completely natural beach is perfectly suited to nudists!

Although you'll have to manage without bars and entertainment here on Playa del Cardón, you will find instead a laid-back and family-friendly beach crowd, plus plenty of room to relax on this typically long Gran Canarian beach.

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Playa del Cardón is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 1/10 points
Place 56 of 58
No facilities , no amenities, no atmosphere - there is nothing to tempt you to relax here.
Family: 1/10 points
Place 56 of 58
No facilites and completely unsuitable atmosphere - this beach is not for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 56 of 58
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 56 of 58
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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