In this article we are going to talk to you about the beaches of Telde. The Telde coast is one of the most beautiful in Gran Canaria and, at the same time, one of the great unknown by tourism visiting the island. Of course, lately its beaches are gaining prominence. The municipality of Telde is located about 20 minutes from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and about 25 minutes from Maspalomas. Therefore, it is not a bad idea to choose this area of the island to stay and discover the most authentic side of Gran Canaria.
You should know that the beaches of Telde are not kilometers long as Playa del Inglés can be. On the contrary, they are usually small coves. Likewise, almost all the beaches that we are going to mention are dark sand.
Beaches of Telde
Next we mention the most unique beaches of Telde and the most remarkable of each one. If you think so, we will follow an order mentioning them. In this case, we will go south from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in case you want to visit them one by one along the coast. There we go!
✔ Beach of el Barranquillo
It is one of the great unknowns of Telde. Its sand is fine and black. It is perfect for those who like to sunbathe and bathe less, since, as seen in the photo, access to water is limited. At low tide it joins the beach of San Borondón that we tell you about below.
✔ San Borondón beach
San Borondón is not one of the best-known beaches in Telde either. Possibly because of how dangerous it is due to its strong waves and treacherous currents. Therefore, few people come here, only local surfers dare to get into the water. You can walk to La Garita bordering Punta de La Mareta along the coast. Along this walk we will first come across Palos beach.
✔ Palos beach or Playa Chica
Like San Borondón, given its orientation, Palos beach is very dangerous due to its waves and currents. This makes it many perfect occasions to catch waves. Like most of the beaches in Telde, it has fine black sand.
✔ La Garita beach
La Garita beach is dark sand and is about 260 meters long. In addition, it is an accessible beach, it has toilets and the distinguished Blue Flag. The bathing conditions are usually good and, in the area, there is a walk that leads to the next beach, as well as bars, cafes, bakeries, pharmacies, etc.
✔ Hoya del Pozo beach
The next Telde beach that we come across would be Hoya del Pozo. For us one of the favorites. It is also an accessible beach, with a Blue Flag and toilets. Although this is smaller, only about 150m in length and, as you see below, with dark sand and some rocks. There may be some current here, so be careful.
✔ Playa del Hombre beach
If we continue along the coast of Telde we arrive at playa del Hombre, the most frequented by surfers in the area and on the island. And, therefore, one of the most dangerous due to its waves and currents. This beach is somewhat larger, it is approximately 270 m long. It is dark sand and has showers.
✔ Taliarte pier
After the Playa del Hombre we reach Taliarte pier. Here there is not that a beach at all, but it is swimming area and very frequented by the residents of the area. Rather, they are puddles and, in addition, from here the 1000m channel swim to Salinetas beach. Here the waters are calmer and ideal also for kayaking, paddle surfing, etc.
To eat in the area you cannot miss a good plate of fresh fish at the Taliarte Fishermen’s Guild.
✔ Melenara beach
From Taliarte there is a beautiful promenade that leads to Salinetas, passing through Melenara beach. Melenara beach is one of the best known in Telde. Both to spend the day and sunbathe, as for its wide range of restaurants. Melenara is also known for her sculpture of Neptune in the middle of the ocean. Its sand is dark and is one of the largest in the area, at 350 m in length.
In addition, Melenara has a Blue Flag, toilets, is accessible for people with reduced mobility and recommended for families.
✔ Salinetas beach
If we continue walking along the promenade, or swimming, we will reach another beach of Telde. It is Salinetas beach. Although, you should know that this can be one of the most windy. Anyway, it is a fairly quiet and familiar beach and one of the smallest. Its sand is somewhat lighter than the others that we have mentioned before.
Salinetas is not far behind in terms of services, since it also has the Blue Flag, toilets and showers. This is somewhat smaller than Melenara, with 320m in length.
✔ Aguadulce beach
To get to Aguadulce beach we do have to take the car, since from Salinetas to this here we find an industrial zone and even a small dock. Aguadulce is the only beach in Telde with golden sand and, given its location, it can be one of the dirtiest. This is because all the current carries the garbage to this area and it is possible that some remains of the neighboring factories arrive.
There are no services in the area and there is hardly any phone signal. The length of this beach is barely 140m and it is not adapted at all, since it is a fairly unspoiled area.
✔ Tufia beach
Tufia beach is one of the best beaches in Gran Canaria, not only for its unique environment, but also for the quality of its waters and tranquility. Tufia is known to be one of the best places to do scuba diving on the island. Also, what we like about Tufia is its authenticity and sailor touches. Of course, at high tide you can hardly be on the sand.
It is very close to the airport, so from here you will hear the planes. It has shower service, but there is nothing else around. No services, no where to eat, no phone signal. It is one of the smallest in Telde, with only 110m in length.
✔ Ojos de Garza beach
Ojos de Garza beach is the largest in Telde, as it is almost 500 m long. However, when the tide rises, there is practically no sand left, since at the time the houses were built very close to the sea. Here you must bear in mind that it can also be windy. In fact, there is an area for windsurfing.
It is a few kilometers from the airport. Likewise, it is an area where it is very difficult to park, especially on weekends and holidays. To eat here you have the Zurita Bar with views of the sea.
Holiday homes in Telde
As we said at the beginning, the Telde coast is a good option to stay in Gran Canaria if you want to be near the coast, a few kilometers from the places of interest and avoid the tourist areas.
Beaches of Telde in video
Here we leave you with a video where you can see all of these beaches of Telde. And, if you want to see more videos of Gran Canaria, subscribe to our YouTube channel. We have English subtitles in all our videos!
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