Playa tarajalillo is a forgotten abhout beach for most of the year, frequented by a few fisherman during the week and the odd local at the week-end. It's a dark volcanic sand beach with a lot of pebbles also quite windy most days.
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So this is going to be an ongoing project which we started back in the summer of 2013 to cover all of the main beaches of Gran Canaria, whether it be a man-made tourist beach in the touristy part of the south or something more natural and deserted on the west coast perhaps.
Gran Canaria has more than 80 beaches (more than 100 if all the smaller, rocky coves are included) to choose from, many are golden sand, dark volcanic sand, pebbles .... we have pretty much all types of beaches here. The beaches in the towns and resorts are developed for the mainstream/tourism whilst those more secluded remain (for the moment) unspoilt havens to discover.
Before I get started, a few things to bear in mind that perhaps you didn't know about beaches here :-
Once (and maybe in the future, who knows) a blue flag beach, Playa Taurito is a dark sand beach on the south-west point of the island. The beach though it doen't have a breakwater it is in a bay and protected either side by cliffs so little wind, rarely a strong tide and gentle sloping sand into the water.
Not a fantastic beach but it's a fantastic setting in a very traditional Canarian village of whitewashed stone, colourful painted woodwork, fishing boats strewn along the coast. At the far side of the village is a row of houses built back into the mountain with rooms which are caves.