Top 10 Beaches Tenerife


Tenerife is known as a haven for sun seekers who just want a rest and to lounge on a beautiful Tenerife beach—and for good reason. It has many to choose from, whether you prefer the dramatic dark sand of the natural coastline, or gleaming, golden man-made stretches of sand. Here’s our guide to ten of the of Spain.

1. Las Teresitas is to the north of Santa Cruz

One of the most popular beaches in Tenerife. A beautiful orange gold and yellow sand beach dotted with palm trees and with a gentle sea teeming with fish. It’s also within a short stroll of lots of great fish restaurants.

2. Playa Las Vistas

Playa Las Vista is a huge beach, which means that although plenty flock to enjoy the charms of its pale sand, it never seems crowded. It is located between Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas, and there is a wide choice of shops, restaurants and ice cream kiosks on the promenade in case you get bored of topping up your tan.

3. Playa de La Arena

is a natural black sand beach. It’s a consistent favourite with families, and has won blue flag awards for ecological preservation over many years. It’s located in a sheltered bay which offers a natural sun trap, and there’s a well-loved tapas bar directly on the beach for snacks and drinks.

4. Playa San Juan

A a low key beach, famed as a location for great sunsets. It is set alongside a picturesque marina and has an elegant esplanade, and several very good seafood restaurants to choose from.

5. Playa Del Duque

Is the beach to be seen on, a white sand paradise of thatched straw umbrellas. It’s to be found on the Costa Adeje, where all the beautiful people roam. It is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Tenerife. Be warned though, it can be a little expensive beach to chill out in.

6. Playa Bollullo

Another black sand beach, but this is more for lovers of untamed nature. It is situated just east of Puerto de la Cruz at the foot of sheer cliffs, in an idyllic cove.

7. Playa Jardin

Was created by the well known artist and architect Cesar Manrique, with soft black sand, a cactus garden and views of Mount Teide to delight the eyes.  A choice of restaurants, meanwhile, do a good job of delighting hungry stomachs.

8. Playa de Los Cristianos

A busy beach, right in the middle of Los Cristianos. There is a bustling port here, with pleasure cruisers rubbing shoulders with fishing boats, and happy tourists strolling the promenade complete the picture. Los Cristianos is one of the most popular Tenerife holiday resorts on the Canary Islands.

9. Playa La Tejita

A pretty, natural golden sand beach that’s very popular with naturists as it affords complete privacy. It’s located just beyond the resort of El Medano.

10. Playa El Camison

is on the Southwest coast of Tenerife. It’s close to the karaoke bars and popular cheap bars and restaurants, and has a very cool beach bar of its own.

As you can see, there’s an option for everyone, so whether you feel like people watching, swimming, or relaxing alone or with your family it’s not hard to find that perfect beach on Tenerife.

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