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El Cabezo Beach, El Médano

  • Length: 240 metres
  • Width: 80 metres
  • Type: Dark sandy beach and rocky areas.
  • Access: By car
  • Parking: Yes (between 50 and 100 spaces)
  • Bus: Yes
  • Toilets: No
  • Showers or footbaths: Yes
  • Litter bins: Yes
  • Sun loungers and parasols for hire: No

The Cabezo beach is a natural beach integrated in the village where you can swim or sunbathe without leaving El Médano.

It is a sandy beach where you can relax, although on windy days you should take shelter among the dunes or take the opportunity to practice kitesurfing or windsurfing.

A walk along the Cabezo beach

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The Cabezo beach has a line of dunes with vegetation and trees that separate it from the road and give it a green and natural touch.

Between the dunes of fine sand there are spaces to put your towel and lie in the sun sheltered from the wind.

The picnic area

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Dining area in the shade of the trees

On the Cabezo beach is the picnic area, a space with benches and wooden tables in the shade of the trees. An ideal place to take shelter from the wind.

Barbecues are held here and people organize parties during the day. Even children and families celebrate birthdays.

In this area of the Cabezo yoga classes are organized, do you dare to try? 😉

Bocinegro Neighbourhood Association

A hidden pearl of El Médano that few people know about.

The Bocinegro Neighbourhood Association has its own bar where they serve homemade tapas and beers at prices you won’t find anywhere else.

They also organise activities and have a bola canaria court.

Road to the port

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Walking along the path of the Cabezo with Montaña Roja in the background.

If you continue walking to the right the beach becomes rocky, although there is a path by the sea where you can walk comfortably until you reach the pier.

We do not recommend this area for swimming, it is better to do it in the sandy area in front of the car park.

At the end of the road you will reach the little fishing port of El Médano and you will see the Montaña Roja in the background.

Chiringuito El Cabezo (closed)

Before it was closed, the Chiringuito El Cabezo was one of the wonders of El Médano.

Days of live music, paella dishes and beers at good prices and good vibes from morning to night.

Unfortunately all the beach bars in El Médano have closed down and only the Chiringuito Pirata de la Tejita remains.

From we ask for its reopening.

How to get there (location on the map)

There is parking in the area where motorhomes and vans usually stay in the car park just above the old beach bar.

Other beaches in El Médano