Playa de Guayedra
Nestled along Gran Canaria’s northwest coast, this secluded beach is as far away from the tourist trail as it gets.
The closest town, Agaete, is around 15 minutes’ drive away, or just over an hour if you fancy the scenic walk, which takes you along the roads and down the hillside.
Alternatively, if you are driving straight to the beach, you’ll still need to park up and take a five-minute downhill stroll, such is the beach’s remoteness.
Once you make it though, the views alone are worth it. The rugged, rocky, rustic backdrop makes for some great holiday snaps, but beware, the beach’s exposed nature means the waves get pretty big here and the sea can be extremely rough.
As for the beach itself, you never quite know what you’ll get - one day it’s all stones and choppy waters and the next it’s calm seas and black sands with plenty of space to sprawl out on.
In terms of facilities, you won’t even find a bin here, and as previously mentioned, the nearest town is an hour’s walk away, so make sure you take plenty of supplies.
And one final word of warning about this beautiful beach, so you don’t turn up to a surprise - it’s especially popular with nudists, so you’re highly likely to see plenty of flesh on show.
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