Sun, sea and sand: it’s what draws people into relocating to Tenerife. From morning runs down the promenade to romantic strolls on an evening with a loved one, visiting a beach is one of the most relaxing things you can do. And what better way to spend your days than to strip down to your bare feet and feel the soft sand between your toes while listening to the calming noises that the gentle waves create? Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands and has a vast and varied coastline for you to explore. There are more than 50 beaches in Tenerife, and we’ve outlined five of our favourites below.
With the sand beneath your feet and the sun kissing your skin, beaches in Tenerife are a tranquil way of spending your free time. From small bays lined with golden sand that look out into crystal clear waters to more rockier landscapes that join onto some stunning greeny, the beaches in Tenerife are diverse. Take a look at what we think some of the best beaches in Tenerife to visit are.
Located in southern Tenerife, Playa de Fañabé is a lively and popular beach famous for its Blue Flag status. With pale golden sand and pristine warm waters, this stretch of beach is found in Costa Adeje and is the perfect place for you to kick back and relax. Sitting with a refreshing drink in your hand allows you to soak up the tranquillity and serenity of the area.
Fañabé beach is the ideal spot for anyone and everyone as there’s everything you’d need - and come to expect from a popular seaside resort - close by. There are showers, sun loungers and toilets with an abundance of gourmet restaurants and beautiful beach bars found within walking distance. If you’re travelling to the beach, there are plenty of local buses that run to and from the area as well as a taxi rank and lots of places to park your car.
Again we’re looking at Costa Adeje, but this time it’s Playa del Duque. This is a premium beach, boasting quality and exclusivity. There’s something truly special about this beach and is the perfect place for anyone who loves to unwind. It has been awarded the Blue Flag status and prides itself on this mark of excellence.
Take a walk along the soft golden sand before dipping your toes into the warm, crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you simply want to sit back and relax with a book with the sun shining down on your back, there are numerous sunbeds that allow you to get comfy for a spot of sunbathing.
Visitors of Playa del Duque can enjoy a bite to each in one of the many restaurants and cafés located close by. There are also some boutique shops and upmarket outlets where you can pick up some designer items. Other facilities include showers, changing areas and ice-cream kiosks. Plenty of parking spaces are available if you’re coming here by car but there are also frequent local buses and a large taxi rank if you didn’t want to drive yourself.
Nestled on the southwest of the island is a place called Los Cristianos, which is where you will also find Playa de Las Vistas. Splash about in the refreshing blue-green sea and feel the pristine golden sand between your toes. This well-manicured beach sports a Blue Flag, highlight its quality. It’s perfect for anyone of any age to enjoy thanks to its safe swimming conditions and facilities.
There are plenty of ice-cream kiosks, restaurants and shops to keep you busy throughout the day. Alternatively, if you simply want to sit back and relax, either lay your towel down on the beach and get comfy or hire one of the sunbeds and sombreros.
On the other side of the island, you will find Playa Jardín. Situated in Puerto de la Cruz, this is one of the most popular and well-known beaches within the region. Canarian artist César Manrique is the talent behind it after designing it in the 1990s with the prime focus of creating a picturesque coastal landscape for everyone to enjoy. Relaxation is guaranteed here, with soft, dark-coloured sand rolling into calm, warm waters.
Playa Jardín beach is divided into three sections: Castillo beach, Charcón beach and Punta Brava beach. All of them offer incredible views of Mount Teide and are surrounded by colourful botanical gardens, which help to give Playa Jardín its unique charm. There are also children’s playgrounds, terraces and cafés nearby. Additionally, there is sunbed and parasol hire as well as showers and changing rooms.
Stretching 1.5 kilometres across the north of Tenerife is Playa de Las Teresitas. Found in Santa Cruz, San Andrés, this golden sandy beach offers a gentle warm sea breeze and beautiful calm waters. It’s lined with palm trees and is recognised as one of the best beaches in the area, making it a popular spot for residents and tourists. There are regular activities that take part on the beach, such as volleyball, yoga and aerobics.
Despite its popularity, Playa de Las Teresitas remains unspoilt, making it the perfect place to come and relax in the Spanish sunshine. You’ll find all of the necessary amenities on the beach, including sunbeds, sunshades, showers, lifeguards and disabled access. When you start to get hungry, why not grab a bite to eat in one of the beach bars are treat yourself to some delicious cuisine. There are also plenty of places for you to hydrate yourself.
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