The 8 best beaches in Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the most visited islands, where tourists rush in anticipation of a wonderful vacation. The island at any time of year attracts clear blue skies, comfortable temperatures and sunny beaches. Tenerife has a lot of beaches, everyone can choose to their liking. Prepared for you a selection of my favorite beaches.

Benijo Beach / Playa De Benijo

Playa de Benijo is one of the most picturesque and secluded beaches of the island. It is located in the north in the fishing village of Benijo, near the town of Taganana. The road to the village is through a serpentine road with beautiful views. To reach the beach you have to descend a long narrow and steep staircase, starting at El Mirador.

Benijo is covered with black volcanic sand, fine near the rocks and coarser near the water. As a rule, there are always big waves, and you have to be an extreme to swim here. Since the beach is wild, you will not find here lifeguards, sun loungers and umbrellas. Tourists are few, usually there are local residents, you can find nudists. Upstairs there is a wonderful restaurant El Frontón, where they cook fresh fish.

Las Teresitas Beach / Playa De Las Teresitas

Пляж рядом с Санта-Крус-де-Тенерифе
Terisitas Beach

Playa de Las Teresitas is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, suitable for holidays with children. It is located north-east of the village of San Andrés, not far from the capital Santa Cruz. Length – 1.5 km, width – 70 m. Entrance is free and there is free parking nearby. The golden blond sand for Las Teresitas was imported from the Sahara. From the big waves it is closed by a dam. The beach has all the conditions – there is a medical center, equipment rental, toilets, showers, restaurants and cafés. It is always crowded, especially on weekends. Along the shore is a magnificent palm alley.

Playa De La Tejita

Playa de La Tejita
Playa de La Tejita

La Tejita (Playa de La Tejita) is the largest natural sandy beach on the island. It is located in the south of Tenerife, near the airport. The entrance to the water is gentle. The beach is 1.5 km long and 100-300 meters wide. Mount Roja (Montaña Roja) protects it from the east wind. The coastal area is covered with golden gray sand. The beach is not crowded. Closer to the mountain nudists sunbathe. For vacationers equipped with two areas with sunbeds and umbrellas, which can be rented, there are several parking lots. The constant trade winds and frequent big waves create good conditions for surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing or kitesurfing.

Playa Del Duque

Playa del Duque
Playa del Duque

Playa del Duque is a premium beach on the Costa Adeje with soft golden sand, warm, crystal clear azure waters and gentle sunshine. It has been awarded the Blue Flag for its cleanliness, high standards and facilities. The beach owes its name to the castle built on the oceanfront by the Duke d’Abrantes (el duque in Spanish means “the Duke”).

The beach del Duque is 390 m long and 60 m wide and is free to enter. There are always a lot of holidaymakers here. The place is suitable for families with children, as the bottom is rock-free, the shore is flat and because of the breakwaters there are rarely big waves. Playa del Duque is fully equipped, there is free wi-fi and several free parking lots. The safety of holidaymakers is ensured by a lifeguard service. You can eat at one of the many coastal restaurants and cafes.

Playa Jardín

Playa Jardín
Playa Jardín

Playa Jardín is located in Puerto de la Cruz, next to Loro Parque. The name translates as “garden beach”. It was created by the famous Canarian architect and artist Cesar Manrique. Along the beach there is a picturesque garden with endemic plants, waterfalls and stone caves.

Hardin Beach is divided by cliffs into three sections:

  • Playa del Castillo San Felipe
  • Playa Chica
  • Playa Grande

Hardin has a blue flag. The sand here is black, and the water is clean and cool enough, almost always large waves, so many vacationers just tan. The beach has all the necessary infrastructure.

Playa Del Camisón

Playa Del Camisón
Playa del Camisón

Playa del Camisón is located in Playa de las Américas. It is surrounded by breakwaters on both sides, so there are no strong waves. The length of Playa del Camison – 375 m, width – 25 m. Groomed area, soft light sand and gentle easy entrance to the water make it attractive to holidaymakers. Along the beach there are palm trees, and behind them runs the promenade, so you can walk to the neighboring beaches. Kamison Beach has umbrellas, and you can rent a catamaran, jet ski, and go banana boating. Surfing instructors will teach everyone how to stand on a board and conquer the waves.

Abama Beach

Playa de Abama
Playa de Abama

Playa de Abama is located in the west of Tenerife. Its length is 110 m and width is 20 m. It appeared thanks to the luxury hotel The Ritz-Carlton Abama Golf & Spa 5*. The rocky shore was filled with sand brought from the Sahara.

Rocks and artificial breakwaters protruding into the ocean protect the small bay from storms and strong winds, turning it into a lagoon with crystal clear turquoise water. A green flag almost always hangs on the beach.

The entrance is open to all, but formally the area belongs to the hotel Abama. The service is mainly focused on the guests, so the rental of sun beds, umbrellas, etc. (except showers and toilets) is available only for them. To get to Abama beach, you have to leave your car in the parking lot about 1 km away and walk through the hotel. Playa Abama is suitable for families.

La Arena Beach / Playa De La Arena

Playa de la Arena
Playa de la Arena

Playa de la Arena is nestled in a natural bay and is considered to be the best beach in the west of Tenerife. It is located in the resort town of Playa de la Arena, just south of the popular resort of Los Gigantes. The beach is small, covered with black volcanic sand that heats up a lot, so it’s best not to walk barefoot on it. There are also pebbles and large stones. Sun loungers and umbrellas can be rented. For its excellent environmental conditions, cleanliness and landscaping beach la Arena for many years receives the prestigious European Blue Flag Award.

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