The 10 Best Beaches in Tenerife

Tenerife has some magnificent beaches throughout its coastline, including an abundance of volcanic sand beaches.

Along the length of its northern and southern coasts, you’ll find beaches that are isolated, wild, touristy, family-friendly…high-quality beaches, many of which have been awarded a Blue Flag.

This is just a small selection of the best beaches on the island, chosen due to their water quality, their setting, the facilities on offer, and the ease of access.

1. Playa del Duque

Playa del Duque, TenerifeA popular beach with golden sand and clear waters in Costa Adeje, on the south coast of Tenerife [read more].

2. Las Vistas

Playa de Las VistasSandy with clear waters, Las Vistas is one of Tenerife’s most popular beaches, which runs parallel to a long and pretty promenade [read more].

3. Torviscas y Fañabé

TorviscasTwo beaches in one – an enormous esplanade along which Torviscas y Fañabé combine to form one of the most spectacular beaches in Tenerife [read more].

4. Las Teresitas

Playa de Las TeresitasA small paradise within paradise. A dreamy beach, with golden sand and calm waters [read more].

5. El Medano

playa medano tenerifeA long beach in the town of El Medano in Granadilla de Abona, on the south coast of Tenerife. Playa del Médano (El Medano Beach) [read more].

6. Playa Jardin

Playa Jardín, Puerto de la CruzBeautiful beach full of charm with surroundings designed by the Canarian artist Cesar Manrique. It is a volcanic sand beach with moderate waves [read more].

7. Playa de La Arena

La ArenaPlaya de La Arena (La Arena Beach) is a gorgeous volcanic sand beach in Santiago del Teide, in the southwest of Tenerife [read more].

8. La Tejita

La TejitaEnormous sandy beach at the base of the unique Montaña Roja. Situated in El Médano, in the south of the island [read more].

9. El Bollullo

El BollulloEl Bollullo is a small black sand beach in the north of Tenerife, on the coastline of La Orotava [read more].

10. Los Cristianos Beach

Playa de Los CristianosOne of the most popular beaches on the island. Sandy with calm waves [read more].


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