Tenerife has spectacular beaches that are popular among both locals and visitors. But there is also a small selection of wild and almost secret beaches spread throughout the land. Wild, because they don’t have any services, and almost secret due to the small numbers of people that visit them, mainly because they are isolated or difficult to access.
Here are 6 of Tenerife’s best wild and (almost) secret beaches, and how to reach them:
1. La Ocadilla
La Ocadila is one of the best hidden beaches on the whole of Tenerife. It is in the far north-east of the island, on the Anaga coastline, surrounded by its beautiful natural setting. You can only reach it via the dirt trails that stretch through the mountains, or by boat from the sea. It is a small volcanic sand beach with constant intense waves and a lot of charm.
2. Los Patos
Los Patos is a volcanic sand beach at the foot of several cliffs on the island’s north coast. Like most of the beaches on the island, it is characterised by its black sand and moderately strong waves [read more]
Playa de Antequera is one of the most remote beaches in Tenerife. It is in the far east of the island and cannot be reached by car. To get to Antequera on foot, you need to take a long trail through the mountains. It can also be accessed by sea, and there is even a small quay to moor boats [read more].
4. Montaña Pelada
Montaña Pelada is a nature reserve in the south of Tenerife, near the town of El Medano. On this coastline you’ll find a great beach with fine volcanic sand and moderate to strong waves, depending on the weather.
5. Las Gaviotas
Las Gaviotas is a volcanic sand beach in the outskirts of the island’s capital, near the very popular Las Teresitas beach. It’s a beach with moderate waves, surrounded by cliffs and generally visited by locals [read more].
6. Diego Hernandez
Diego Hernandez is undoubtedly the most popular beach on this list, and although it isn’t especially secret it is still a wild beach. It’s located in a protected natural area, so if you’re going to visit you should take special care of the environment. It is found in one of Tenerife’s most popular tourist areas, but despite this, it isn’t very busy, mainly because of how difficult it is to access. The sand appears and disappears at the mercy of the tides, but even the natural setting itself makes a visit worthwhile [read more].
If you’ve been left wanting to go to the beach, you can see all of Tenerife’s here.