Gran Canaria Beaches: All Change at Tauro

Tauro beach is about to be developed Tauro beach is about to be developed

Tauro beach is Gran Canaria's lazy Sunday chill-out beach for people old enough to remember the resorts going up. They gather at weekends to listen to proper music and  drink the island dry. With a long pebble beach, several ramshackle bars and a motely colection of decaying houses, Tauro is the anti-Amadores. For now!

Within two years, developers plan to cover the sand with pebbles, build a marina, replace the scrubland with gardens and put up luxury accommodation.

Tauro is getting a makeover and while we love it's current authentic-if-festering charm, it's hard to argue with progress when you see how dilapidated Tauro has become. 

Swimming at Tauro is safe on calm days but it's a pain to get in and out of the water due to the steep pebble beach.

Walk to Tauro beach from Amadores along the coast, or from Playa del Cura resort and beach. There's currently only one bar open on the beachfront but plenty of people still live in the ramshackle houses along the seafront. Nudism is allowed but there are better places to get naked along this section of coast: Tiritaña and Medio Almud for example.

Alex says: Anfi group plan to build a sandy beach at Tauro during 2016, although local environmental groups are determined to stop them. So far, Anfi has only managed one day of work on the project.


Additional Info

  • Lifeguard: No
  • Calm water: Yes
  • You're sitting on: Pebbles
  • Sand colour: Volcanic black
  • Looks best at: Sunset
  • Nudist: Yes
  • Hippy rating: 11


Tauro beach in June 2016

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