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Playa del Águila

Playa del Águila, Gran Canaria

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors

Playa del Águila, or 'Eagles' Beach', in the south-east of Gran Canaria, is the quieter and more intimate alternative to the nearby Playa del Inglés, and is much better developed than its two neighbours, Playa de Tarajalillo and Playa del Besudo. But 'Eagles' Beach', with its steady and strong winds, is first and foremost a really good windsurfing spot, and is also suitable for beginners when the wind is moderate. As well as an older bathing crowd, you'll mainly encounter young sports enthusiasts here!

Playa del Águila - Windsurfers’ beach with a laid-back atmosphere

At 'Eagles' Beach' you can fly with the wind in the truest sense of the word! This is because here at Playa del Águila, in the south-east of Gran Canaria, you'll find top conditions for windsurfing! For bathers, the beach is a quieter and more intimate alternative to the nearby Playa del Inglés and the tourist centre of San Augustin. Situated next to the less attractive Playa de Tarajalillo and the tucked away Playa del Besudo, Playa del Águila is also far better developed and connected than its two neighbours. But 'Eagles' beach', with its steady and strong winds, is first and foremost a really good windsurfing spot, which is why, apart from an older bathing crowd, you'll mainly encounter young sports enthusiasts here.

Playa del Águila is really easy to find: an exit near kilometre 49 on the GC-500 brings you directly here. From the car park you can already see the beach and an electronic display board will show you the air and water temperature and the wind speed. The few metres to the beach are not wheelchair accessible, but easy to manage on foot. A mixed beach of sand and stones awaits bathers, and other than a few hotel buildings, a picturesque backdrop of numerous palm trees and a historic lighthouse. Natural vegetation, consisting of bushes and small trees, provides shade here on hot days so you don't necessarily have to bring a sunshade. The slope into the water is gentle and in many places it is almost exclusively sand underfoot, so no bathing shoes are required.

The bathing crowd are mostly older couples from the holiday apartments in the resort, and windsurfers and their equipment are spread out all along the beach. The first port of call for windsurfing enthusiasts at Playa del Águila is the windsurfing school, Dunkerbeck. It’s a suitable spot for beginners when the wind is moderate, but as the lifeguards don't regularly patrol with their boats off the coast here, you're better off not going out too far to start with.

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Playa del Águila 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: 6/10 points
Place 19 of 58
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 9/10 points
Place 8 of 58
At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 9/10 points
Place 4 of 58
This beach is a well-known hotspot for surfers from all over the world.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 55 of 58
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
4/10
Romance
4/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Bjørn Dunkerbeck School Windsurf Map icon
Bjørn Dunkerbeck School Windsurf
Offer:
Stand-up paddling, Surfing, Wind surfing

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Bjørn Dunkerbeck School Windsurf
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    Offer:
    Stand-up paddling, Surfing, Wind surfing

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 27.776272, -15.528435
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Risks
  • Jellyfish
  • Sea urchins