Discover the best beaches of Telde in Gran Canaria

Telde is a municipality in Gran Canaria which, as a general rule, isn’t in the tourist spotlight. However, its coastline is one of the most beautiful in Gran Canaria. Moreover, Telde is perfectly centered: it’s located approximately 20 minutes from the capital city, Las Palmas, 10 minutes from the airport and less than half an hour from the south of the island, such as Playa del Inglés or Maspalomas.


In this article, we’re going to show you a list of the top 7 beaches in Telde, where you can enjoy its waters and the Canarian sun away from the mainstream beaches like Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés or Las Canteras. 


The Top 7 beaches of Telde

The beaches of Telde may not be as long as the beaches of Playa del Inglés, or have big sand Dunes like Maspalomas, but they’re charming little coasts that you shouldn’t miss on your visit to Gran Canaria. And most of them have unique dark sand and are good for sports like surfing. Let’s have a look at them!


1. Beach El Hombre

beach el hombre

Playa El Hombre is a semi-urban beach 270 metres long and 65 metres wide and, in high season, it’s very busy. It’s one of the most frequented beaches by surfers on the island. Therefore, it has quite a lot of waves and currents. It has dark sand and showers.


Where is Playa El Hombre located


2. La Garita Beach in Gran Canaria

la garita beach

La Garita is one of the best known beaches in Telde. It’s an urban beach with Blue Flag, and it’s 260 metres long and 25 metres wide. In high season, La Garita usually is very busy. It’s a very accessible beach with services such as toilets, a wide gastronomic offer, footbaths, etc.


Where is La Garita located


3. Melenara Beach

melenara neptune gran canaria ocean

Melenara is another of Telde's best known beaches. You may be familiar with it because of its sculpture of Neptune in the middle of the water. It’s an urban beach 350 metres long and 30 metres wide. It’s typically very busy in the high season and has vegetation on the beach. Likewise, it also has a Blue Flag and has places to eat and drink, as well as toilets and footbaths. Its sand is also dark.


Where is the beach of Melenara located?


4. Ojos de Garza Beach

ojos de garza beach

Ojos de Garza is a semi-urban beach almost 500 metres long and 45 metres wide and, in high season, is typically busy. It has services such as footbaths and gastronomic offers nearby. However, when the tide comes in, there’s hardly any sand left, and it can also be windy, making it a suitable area for windsurfing.


Where is the beach of Ojos de Garza located


5. Salinetas Beach

salinetas beach

Salinetas is a semi-urban beach which is 350 metres long and 50 metres wide. It’s usually very busy in high season. It has a Blue Flag and establishments for eating and drinking. Not only that, but it also has essential services such as toilets, showers, footbaths, etc. However, it’s one of the windiest beaches, but it’s very quiet and familiar. Its sand is a little lighter than the others.


Location of Playa Salinetas


6. Hoya del Pozo beach

hoya del pozo beach

Hoya del Pozo beach is also known as playa pozuelo or hoya pozuelo. It’s a semi-urban beach, which is 130 metres long and 45 metres wide. In high season, it’s frequently very crowded. It’s also an accessible beach, with Blue Flag, showers and toilets and gastronomic offers to eat and drink. It also has dark sand and some current.



7. Tufia Beach

playa de tufia beach

Tufia beach is another Canarian favourite, and one of the best beaches in Gran Canaria, with its unique setting, spectacular waters and tranquillity. It’s a semi-urban beach, 40 metres long and 20 metres wide, so it’s quite small. In high season, it tends to be crowded. It’s suitable for scuba diving on the island and has a seafaring feel to it. However, at high tide, there’s hardly any sand left.



Don't miss the natural beauty of Telde

The coast of Telde is a very good option to stay in Gran Canaria, as it’s far away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the tourist areas. If you’re looking to stay close to the coast to enjoy one of the best beaches of Gran Canaria. At VillaGranCanaria we offer you the best holiday accommodation near Telde. Whether you choose to rent a villa with private pool, a luxury apartment or a rural house in the middle of nature, we’re waiting for you!

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