Top ten best
beaches in Tenerife
Tenerife has many
amazing beaches. Beautiful natural beaches, charming
town beaches and big, child-friendly beaches are
among the contestants in this Top Ten. Selecting the
best ones partly depends on the qualities that are
important to each individual person, but here is our
idea of the best beaches in Tenerife.
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No. 1: Las
The best beach in Tenerife is Las Teresitas, which
is located a bit north of the capital Santa Cruz.
The beach has golden sand from the Sahara and
shallow water , which is perfect for children.
Behind the beach, you can see the impressive Anaga
mountains and the small village San Andres is
located in the southern end of the beach. A very
beautiful beach, which is well worth a visit.
No. 2: Las Vistas
The first runner-up is the very family-friendly Las
Vistas, which is the most popular beach in the
holiday resort Los Cristianos. The beach has bright
sand from the Sahara and calm water. Behind the
beach, you will find the busy seafront and with the
wide range of water sports activities, there is
never a dull moment.
No. 3: Playa de el
Playa de el Médano is the most charming town beach
in Tenerife. It is located in the heart of the town
El Médano and is surrounded by a nice seafront with
restaurants and cafés. A small, but very nice and
quiet town beach.
No. 4: Playa del
Playa del Duque is the best of three fine beaches in
the holiday resort Costa Adeje. It is located in a
small bay with golden sand and crystal clear water.
Behind the beach, you will find the luxury hotel
Bahia del Duque and the quality also impacts the
facilities at the beach.
No. 5: Playa de
With its constant wind, this huge beach would
probably be the first choice among windsurfers and
kite surfers! The beach is located to the southwest
of the town El Médano and from the beach there is a
lovely view of the Montaña Roja (the Red Mountain).
The beach should not be mistaken for the small town
beach Playa de el Médano a few hundred metres away.
No. 6: Playa El
Playa El Bollullo is an amazing natural beach close
to the holiday resort Puerto de la Cruz. The beach
has fine-grained, dark lava sand, which is a nice
contrast to the turquoise water. The beach is
surrounded by rocks and there are even a few rocks
in the water. A genuine natural beach with no
No. 7: Playa de la
The natural beach Playa de la Tejita is located on
the east coast near the red mountain, Montaña Roja.
The beach is the largest sand beach in Tenerife and
a great natural experience. A small beach bar serves
light meals and refreshments.
No. 8: Playa
The holiday resort Costa Adeje ranks as number
four with the beach Playa del Duque, but the bigger
Playa Fañabé is also part of this Top Ten. A big
child-friendly beach with fine-grained, bright sand
and lots of restaurants, activities and life.
No. 9: Playa
The architect César Manrique is the man
responsible for the lovely beach Playa Jardin in
Playa de la Cruz. The dark, but fine-grained lava
sand is surrounded by palm trees and exotic plants -
the architect has even made room for a small
artificial waterfall and a playground.
No. 10: Playa de
The last beach on the list is the lovely town beach
Playa de la Arena, which is a small beach in the
town with the same name. The beach has fine-grained,
dark lava sand and there are high palm trees behind
the beach. At the seafront, there are several
restaurants, the best one being Restaurante Pancho.