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Tenerife Beaches

Abama Beach, Fañabé Beach, Playa de Los Guíos (Gigantes Beach), Playa La Arena Beach, La Tejita, Playa del Duque, Las Vistas Beach,  El Medano Beach, Playa de Puerto Santiago, Benijo Beach, El Bollullo,Puerto de la Cruz and more.

Tenerife is one of the most sought-after destinations for tourists planning a visit to the Canary Islands, thanks to the Tenerife beaches. It is a part of Spain but is located off the coast of West Africa. The island is spread across 300 kilometres and is filled with a lot of eye-catching beaches. A dormant volcano occupies a major part of the island, thanks to which, the majority of the beaches in this island have black sand. 

Beaches in Tenerife exist in different sizes and are for different types of tourists, right from adventure seekers and party animals to those visiting Canary Islands with their families for a vacation. Tenerife beaches are recipients of the blue flag certification for the cleanliness and the numerous facilities, specially made for tourists, for a hassle-free experience with europe travel packages. The beaches are picturesque, pristine, and offer some of the best marine life for tourists to explore. Also, despite being a destination frequented by tourists, it continues to retain its native charm.
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Best Beaches in Tenerife South


Abama Beach

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  • Although Abama beach is among the public Tenerife beaches, to reach here, tourists have to travel through the private grounds of the Ritz Carlton- one of the most renowned hotels on the island.
  • The waters of this beach are known to be calm so in case you are planning to go for a swim, this beach has got you covered.
  • The beach is renowned to be pristine and clean, with one of the best spots for watching the sunset by the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The beach also has a bar that serves some delicious food and is easy to access by car and walk.

    : 38687, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Fañabé Beach

  • If you are a party animal and are looking for ways to unwind amidst the beach, you can head to the Fanabe beach.
  • It is surrounded by beach cocktails and takes pride in being one of the most sought after Tenerife beaches.
  • This beach is located in the heart of Costa Adeje which is known to be a bustling tourist hub.
  • It is known as a blue flag beach for its good water conditions and facilities like showers and lounges.
  • This beach is located close to Troya beach and is easy to access via using public transport.

    : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Playa de Los Guíos (Gigantes Beach)

  • Los Guios beach is one of the most frequented Tenerife beaches by families, where the sand is black and the water is calm, making it apt for swimming. 
  • It is located next to the harbor of Los Gigantes, so tourists visiting this beach can get a glimpse of the boats that indulge in whale-watching excursions. 
  • The waters are very clear and also offer some of the best views of the Los Gigantes on the southern coast as it is one of the highest cliffs in the continent. 
  • The beach comes with activities like scuba diving and it also has shops that adorn the beach. 

    : C. los Guíos, s/n, 38683 Acantilados de Los Gigantes, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Playa La Arena Beach

  • Las Arenas is the main beach of the Puerto Santiago municipality in the South West of Tenerife.
  • It is larger than the Playa Chica beach and is also recognized as a blue flag beach for the amenities offered and the quality of the water.
  • The color of the sand is volcanic black and the beach also offers some of the most spectacular views of La Gomera island located close to this beach.
  • In case you are planning to visit with your family, this beach also has the best activities for kids, such as beach volleyball, picnic, and more.

La Tejita

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  • La Tejita Beach lies away from the hustle and bustle of Tenerife, which is covered in red volcanic rock which makes it unique. 
  • It is located next to the Montaña Roja Nature Reserve and the views from this beach are known to be eye catchy. Since this is secluded, tourists visiting this beach will have some privacy. 
  • This beach is apt for activities like surfing and snorkeling, and is known to have very soft sand appropriate for a kilometer long walk with your loved ones. 
  • One of the best ways to reach this beach would be by renting a car.

    : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Playa del Duque

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  • If you are someone who loves to unwind and relax at sandy beaches, then this beach has got you covered. 
  • The Playa del Duque is loaded with a lot of top notch beach resorts, boutique shopping centers and restaurants that offer stunning views of the beach. 
  • Even if you are a water sports enthusiast, you can try out snorkeling or even take up a class and learn from qualified instructors. 
  • The beach comes with sunbeds and is also one of the exclusive Tenerife beaches in the southern part of Tenerife. 
  • The beach also has a promenade which is worth exploring.

    : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Las Vistas Beach, Arona

  • The Las vistas beach is locally known as the Beach of the Views, which takes pride in being one of the best beaches in the southern part of Tenerife.
  • The beach is adorned with restaurants and ice cream sellers to help beat the heat, which makes it one of the most frequently visited ones by tourists.
  • The beach is located next to the Tenerife Royal gardens, so in case tourists are planning to visit this beach, they can also head to this spot to enjoy the natural habitat of the city.
  • It is also recommended to reach this beach early to avoid the crowds.

    : 38650, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

El Medano Beach

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  • El Medano beach is one of the most scenic blue flag Tenerife beaches. It has dark blue waters and fine grey sand. The beach is located next to the Montana Roja mountain.
  • The beach is located close to Granadilla de Abona and also has a promenade adorned with bars and restaurants.
  •  El Medano is known to face a lot of strong winds, so in case you are looking for beaches to try out water sports, then this one has got you covered for sports like kitesurfing and windsurfing.
  • The beach has also hosted international-level kitesurfing competitions from time to time.

    Location: 38650, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Playa de Puerto Santiago

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  • Playa de Puerto Santiago is a small beach but retains the vibe of a local charm. It's got black sand and is located in the heart of a fishing hamlet.
  • The beach comes alive during local festivals, making it the best way to get along with locals and learn more about their traditions.
  • The beach also features popular restaurants that offer some of the best Canarian food in Tenerife.
  • Do make a note that during summers, the beach may get crowded, hence you may arrive early for a more peaceful visit.

    : 38683, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Best Beaches in Tenerife North


Masca Beach

  • Tourists looking for some adventurous activities just to reach a beach can plan a visit to Masca beach, which is located amidst the high cliffs and landslides.
  • A lot of guides feature Masca beach as one of the best beaches in Tenerife, which requires a lot of hiking from Masca Gorge.
  • It can also be reached by a boat from Los Gigantes harbour.
  • There are hardly any facilities in this beach, but in case you are looking for a place to freshen up after all the hiking from the Masca Gorge, this beach delivers

    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

El Bollullo, Puerto de la Cruz

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  • This is another beach that is located away from the crowds and comes with black volcanic sand, creating a picturesque scene which is worth admiring.
  • The El Bollullo beach is easy to reach after some walking amidst banana plantations.
  • The beach also has some loungers that can be hired from the nearby shops. However, do note that the tide may get pretty rough at times, so it is not recommended for swimming.
  • Also, the beach sand may heat up during summers, so it is recommended to plan the visit accordingly.

    : 38400, Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

Benijo Beach

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  • Benijo beach is popular among the locals for sunbathing.
  • It's got huge rocks and deep cliffs, making it one of the most scenic beaches in Tenerife.
  • The place is most famous for its serene sunsets offering a perfect ending of your day out in Tenerife.
  • However, it is not recommended to swim in this beach as the waves and tides may turn out to be rough.
  • The beach also comes with restaurants that serve fresh seafood.
  • The path to reach this beach involves going through mountain roads and forests, making it one of the most exciting visits among all the other beaches of Tenerife.

    : 38683, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Las Teresitas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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  • Las Teresitas beach takes pride in being one of the most popular beaches in Tenerife.
  • The sand in this beach is imported from the Sahara and the palm trees located alongside the beach creates a serene and calm environment.
  • Whether you are visiting Tenerife with your parents or kids, this is one of the beaches in Tenerife that should be on your itinerary.
  • Apart from the beach and the waters, this place comes alive due to the Salsa music that is played by the locals during the afternoon, so in case you are visiting the beach at that time, don't forget to shake a leg.

    : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Playa Martianez, Puerto de la Cruz

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  • This beach is famous not only because it is a surfer's paradise, but also due to its surfing school.
  • Tourists interested in surfing can not only rent a surfing board but also wetsuits and join the surfing classes.
  • It is located close to the Playa Jardin, making it one of the hidden beaches available in Tenerife.
  • The beach has got black sand and is rich in volcanic properties.
  • Some tourists may find the beach water to be rough, in that case, they can opt for Lago Martianez saltwater pools located near the beach before heading to the sea.

    : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Antequera Beach, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

  • Antequera beach is one of the beaches in Tenerife located such that it can be reached only by trail or by boat.
  • This beach is known to interest a lot of adventure seekers who also want to relax amidst the beach water after a long trek.
  • The beach is 400 metres long and is made of fine grey sand.
  • Since it is secluded it hardly has any facilities, but is popular among the locals for its quiet and space.
  • Tourists planning to take a boat can do so from Santa Cruz and San Andrés.
  • However, the trekking part is kind of tricky and requires tourists to be physically and mentally fit to take up a challenging route.

    : Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

People Also Ask About Spain

  1. Which are the best Tenerife beaches to visit with family?

    • Playa La Arena beach
    • Playa del Duque
    • Fanabe beach
    • Las vistas beach
  2. What are the best water sports to try at Tenerife Beaches?

    • Surfing in La Tejita beach
    • Snorkelling in Playa del Duque
    • Swimming in Playa de Los Guios
  3. What part of Tenerife has the best beaches?

    Although both the north and south have beautiful beaches, the ones in the south get an edge over the north. Beaches like Fanabe Beach, Abama Beach, and La Tejita are such examples. The ones in the north are a mix of both touristy and off-beat destinations which are worth exploring.
  4. What is the best time to visit beaches in Tenerife?

    March to May would be the best times to visit Tenerife beaches. This is the time when the region experiences low tourism, giving tourists more chances of getting cheaper deals on flights and accommodation. This is a year-round holiday destination, so regardless of whether tourists visit Tenerife, activities, and attractions will continue.
  5. What is Tenerife famous for?

    Tenerife is the largest of Spain's Canary Islands. It is located amidst Mount Teide- a dormant volcano that is also the largest mountain in Spain. Apart from the beaches in Tenerife, the island is known for being alive around the year with a lot of festivals that involve music, parades, and colourful costumes. Tourists visiting this island can check out the villages. The island also has a vibrant nightlife and the beaches are some of the most sought-after destinations for different types of adventure sports like trekking, snorkelling, and even surfing. The island comes with a lot of blue flag beaches and is recognised internationally for being clean and with a lot of facilities to cater to tourists.
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