El Cabrón beach is located in the municipality of Agüimes. In particular, just 5 minutes by car from Arinaga village. It stands out for being a beach that is not a tourist place or overcrowded, apart from the transparency of its waters. Its sand is blond, although it also has some volcanic rock formations. It has almost 300 meters long, so quite tiny. For us it is one of the best beaches of Gran Canaria.
Main characteristics of El Cabrón beach
Below, we detail everything you should know if you intend to discover this beautiful beach of Gran Canaria.
1. Scuba diving at the beach of El Cabrón
El Cabrón is one of the favorite enclaves on the island to practice scuba diving.
2. No services
In El Cabrón beach there is no type of services: no showers, no toilets, no restaurants and no sun beds or umbrellas. Parking is on a dirt ground that is a few steps away.
3. It is not accesible for people with reduced mobility
The access to the beach of El Cabrón is complicated, since you have to go down dirt roads from the parking lot and some irregular steps. The area itself is practically intact and semi-virgin, despite the constructions that surround it.
4. Dirt road
Access by car to El Cabrón Beach should be from Arinaga / Vargas beach and on a dirt road. These roads are not conditioned and they have many holes and potholes. The easiest part is from Arinaga and even parking next to the school (yellow circular building that we show in the following photo). Better to walk 10 minutes, than to destroy the car.
5. No surveillance
There is no lifeguard on the beach, so you should keep it in mind if you go with children. However, the waters are generally calm. Nothing to do with the town of Arinaga where the wind whips the most. The beach is in a kind of bay, which makes it sheltered from the wind.
6. Idyllic place
Due to its not so good accessibility, you can enjoy one of the best beaches on the island with total peace of mind. It has views of the Arinaga Lighthouse.
Where can I eat nearby El Cabrón beach?
The closest place to eat nearby El Cabrón is the Lighthouse of Arinaga restaurant, in the same lighthouse. We haven’t tried it yet, but we have heard well about it. Our proposal is that before you go to the beach, go to La Vaquería Las Salinas and buy some pork leg sandwiches with Canarian cheese to take away. You can eat it quietly on the beach and, besides saving a few euros, the enjoyment will be greater. Remember to pick up the trash before you leave! 🙂
Video about El Cabrón and Arinaga
In the following video we show you El Cabrón beach, as well as Arinaga, the lighthouse, La Vaquería and Risco Verde. That is, everything you can not miss from this area of Gran Canaria. We hope you like it and remember to subscribe to our channel if you have not already done so. Remember that you can activate subtitles for English 🙂
Gran Canaria guides
If you are reading this lines it means that you are really interested in discovering the most authentic side of Gran Canaria. Very nice! Have a look at our local guides section to discover it on your own.
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