Playa de Sardina
Any snorkelling and diving fan will be delighted by the sandy and stony beach of Playa de Sardina in the north of Gran Canaria. The underwater world has a few special treats in store - you can see angel sharks and rays, for example. The diving school in the resort offers courses and equipment rental. A trip under the water's surface will give you an appetite for a meal in one of the charming restaurants with a view of the sea. From there you can watch the sun set over Mount Teide, the volcano on the neighbouring island of Tenerife.

Playa de Sardina - Several sandy and stony bays with a perfect view of the sunset

On the north coast of the island of Gran Canaria lies Playa de Sardina. This beach consists of several smaller bays. The biggest is made up of sand, whereas the smaller ones are rather stony. The resort of Sardina is situated on the mountain slopes. As a result the bays are all surrounded by high walls and can only be reached via steps.

It's mainly locals, but also tourists, that come here to discover the fascinating underwater world. With a little luck you can see angel sharks and rays in their natural habitat while snorkelling or scuba diving here. There is nowhere to hire equipment on the beach itself, but in the resort you will find a diving school where you can book tours or obtain equipment for your day under the water’s surface.

Unless you come to the beach on Monday, which is closing day, you can get delicious Spanish dishes in the charming restaurants whilst admiring the view of the sea.

The icing on the cake is the sunset. Because the bay faces west you get a fantastic view of it and you can even see the sun disappearing behind Mount Teide, the volcano on the neighbouring island of Tenerife.
Since Playa de Sardina is anything but overrun by tourists, those of you who enjoy plunging into local life and culture will like it especially here.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    8/10
  • Family
    6/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    1/10
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Playa de Sardina 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: 8/10 points
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This beach is perfect for anybody looking for relaxation, but not wanting to do without amenities.
Family: 6/10 points
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Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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