Playa Risco

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Where is Risco Beach

Overview Risco Beach

Open beach of sand and pebbles located next to the Risco neighbourhood in the municipality of Agaete, in the northwest of the island of Gran Canaria. This beach tends to receive quite strong waves, and unlike most of the beaches in the municipality, it is easily accessible.

General characteristics Risco Beach

  • Length of the beach: 435 metres
  • How wide is the beach? Approx. 41 metres
  • Beach occupancy rate: medium
  • Does it have a promenade?: No
  • Type of sand: dark
  • It is not a nudist beach
    (Consult the tourist office or the nearest town hall as each beach may have its own specific regulations).
  • Is there a Tourist Office on or near the beach? no .

Security features Risco Beach

  • Usual bathing conditions: strong / windy waves
  • The beach does NOT have a lifeguard service.
  • Does it have signposting elements: no.
  • Nearest hospital:

    Doctor NegrÍn Hospital
    Barranco de La Ballena s/n (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

    Indicative distance to the hospital from the beach: 52 km.

    (Source: Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge [July 2020])
    (Check with the nearest tourist office or the town hall of the municipality to which Risco Beach belongs to confirm the information)

Accessibility features Risco Beach

  • How to get to the beach: Easy on foot.
  • NO access facilities for people with reduced mobility.
  • Access is signposted
  • Parking facilities: No
  • Nearest road to the beach: GC-200
  • Can the beach be reached by bus? Yes
    Type of bus / additional info: Intercity, Line Agaete-Puerto de Las Nieves 103 (101)
    Ask at the tourist office or nearest town hall to confirm routes and dates of operation.
  • How to get to the beach: Easy on foot.
  • NO access facilities for people with reduced mobility.
  • Access is signposted
  • Parking facilities: No
  • Nearest road to the beach: GC-200
  • Can the beach be reached by bus? Yes
    Type of bus / additional info: Intercity, Line Agaete-Puerto de Las Nieves 103 (101)
    Ask at the tourist office or nearest town hall to confirm routes and dates of operation.

Nature around

  • Is there any vegetation on or near the beach itself? Yes
  • Where is the vegetation located (type, etc.)?
    Behind the beach
  • Is this beach part of any protected natural area? yes
    Tamadaba Natural Park
  • What is the composition of the beach?
    Sand / Pebbles / Gravel
  • What is the coastline (coastal frontage) on which the beach is located like?
    Mountain
  • Have there been any recent refurbishment works or modifications made to the beach? yes
    ZEPA – LIC (ZEC)

Disclaimer

IMPORTANT: We try to make the information about Risco Beach as accurate as possible. The data are based on information provided by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Government of Spain). Last update: July 2020. In any case, if you see any errors, please let us know through the contact form.

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Other beaches near Risco Beach

(Distancias orientativas en línea recta)

Faneroque (Playa de Faneque) – 1.4 km
Playa de las Arenas (Punta Gongora) – 2.9 km
Sotavento – 3.6 km
Guayedra – 4.4 km
Las Nieves I (Las Nieves) – 6.0 km