Tenerife Beaches

Useful guide to Tenerife beaches and facilities.

Playa de las Teresitas Tenerife

Guide to the Best Beaches in Tenerife

Tenerife Beaches: Below you will find details for some of the best Tenerife beaches, which you can visit whilst on holiday on this popular location in the Spanish Canary Islands. All of the major resorts have a beach of some kind or other and we have included details for resort beaches where possible. The natural beaches of Tenerife are made up of dark (almost black) volcanic sand, to make them more attractive many have been covered with lighter sand imported from the Sahara Desert in North Africa, in many cases breakwaters have been installed to prevent or slow down the erosion of the beaches by tide.

Tenerife Beaches – El Médano: In the south of Tenerife, extending west of the resort and fishing village of El Médano, is the longest, and probably best, beach on the entire island. Popular for wind surfing, it can experience strong winds at times, making sunbathing less comfortable. This beach can get pretty crowded in the high season.

Tenerife Beaches - Playa de las TeresitasTenerife Beaches – Playa Jardin (Punta Brava/Puerto de la Cruz): A one kilometre long beach with exotic plants and palm trees, located close to the town and resort of Puerto de la Cruz, on the north coast of Tenerife.

Tenerife Beaches  - Playa de Las Teresitas (San Andreas): A sandy beach located about 9 kilometres north-east of San Andreas, Playa de las Teresitas is a clean palm lined beach, which does not get too crowded except for weekends. An artificial beach made up with sand from the Sahara Desert, it is a popular haunt for the residents of the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Tenerife Beaches – Playa de la Arena (Puerto Santiago): Dark beach composed of black volcanic sand, attracts visitors from Puerto Santiago and Los Gigantes resorts, the beach is kept nice and clean and has a little promenade.

Tenerife Beaches – Playa San Blas (Los Abrigos): Very quiet beach in Tenerife terms, it is about 260 metres long and has few facilities.

Tenerife Beaches – Playa del Confital (Los Abrigos/El Médano): Black sand beach popular with water sports enthusiasts.

Tenerife Beaches – Playa de la Tejita (El Médano): One kilometre long sandy beach south of El Médano, used by naturists, it can experience strong currents, so be careful when swimming.

Tenerife Beaches – Playa de la Americas: The beaches of this popular resort have been expanded and covered in light sand from the Sahara Desert, breakwaters prevent beach erosion. Very busy, but with lots of facilities, sun loungers, parasols, water sports, bars and restaurants.

Tenerife Beaches - Los Cristianos Beach and ResortTenerife Beaches – Los Cristianos: The main beach in Los Cristianos is around 400 metres long, it is safe for young children and has good facilities with sun loungers, parasols and pedalos for hire.

Tenerife Beaches: Above you will find details for some of the best Tenerife beaches, which you can visit whilst on holiday on this popular location in the Spanish Canary Islands. All of the major resorts have a beach of some kind or other and we have included details for resort beaches where possible.

The natural beaches of Tenerife are made up of dark (almost black) volcanic sand, to make them more attractive many have been covered with lighter sand imported from the Sahara Desert in North Africa, in many cases breakwaters have been installed to prevent or slow down the erosion of the beaches by tide. When the weather is good, which it almost always is, expect the main resort beaches to get pretty busy, beaches near to the larger towns can get busy at weekends as they attract local residents as well as holidaymakers.

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Related: Gran Canaria - Lanzarote - La Palma - Fuerteventura - El Hierro - La Gomera

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