- Length: 750 metres
- Width: 43 metres
- Type: Sandy beach
- Access: Easy
- Parking: Yes
- Bus: Yes
- Toilets: Yes
- Showers or footbaths: Yes
- Litter bins: Yes
- Sun loungers and parasols for hire: Yes
El Médano Beach is the main beach of the village, located just in front of the central square.
The beach is very popular with both tourists and locals, who choose it as their favourite place to enjoy a day of sun and sand.
El Médano beach, a favourite with tourists and locals alike
The fine, soft sand stretches along the coast, and the clear water invites you to dive in.
The beach of El Médano has been awarded the Blue Flag by the European Foundation for Environmental Education, which means that it meets the standards of quality and cleanliness.
It also has all the basic services, such as toilets, showers and lifeguards, allowing visitors to enjoy a carefree day at the beach.
A place to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of the sea without leaving the village.
Festivities and events at El Médano Beach
The town’s festivals and popular events are usually held in the central square, which is practically joined to the beach of El Médano.
An example is the famous Romería Barquera in honour of Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes, which is celebrated in September.
People gather to accompany the patron saint Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes on her way to the beach, where an exciting embarkation is held in honor of the patron saint.
Another famous event is the Olympic Triathlon of El Médano, a sporting competition that consists of completing a series of three consecutive events: swimming, cycling and running.
The triathletes have to swim a distance of 1,500 metres, leaving from El Médano Beach, followed by a 40-kilometre bike ride and a 10-kilometre run, all without resting. Would you dare?
The stairs of the Hotel Médano
The Hotel Médano has stairs that go straight down to the sea so you can swim in the beach of El Médano without even going out to the street.
Something that today would be unthinkable because of the law of coasts, but which was possible back then and still remains to the delight of its guests.