The 10 Best Beaches in Tenerife

Tenerife has magnificent beaches spread all round its coastline, many of which are of volcanic sand.

Spread all over its north and south coasts we find wild, secluded beaches, tourist ones, family ones… quality beaches, many of which have been awarded Blue Flags.

This is only a small selection of the best beaches on the island, chosen for their good quality water, their environment, the convenience they offer and their ease of access.

1. El Duque Beach

Popular beach of golden sand and crystal clear waters situated in Costa Adeje on the south coast of Tenerife.

Playa del Duque

2. Las Vistas

Sandy with clear waters, Las Vistas is one of the most popular of Tenerife’s beaches, next to a long, pretty promenade.

Playa de Las Vistas

3. Torviscas y Fañabé

Two beaches in one; one enormous Esplanade where Torviscas and Fañabé join to form one of the most spectacular beaches in Tenerife.


4. Las Teresitas

A little paradise within a paradise. A dreamy beach with golden sands and tranquil waters.

Playa de Las Teresitas

5. El Médano Beach

Extensive beach situated in the town of Médano, in Granadilla de Abona on the south coast of Tenerife.

playa medano tenerife

6. Playa Jardín

Pretty beach full of charm designed by the Canarian artist Cesar Manrique. Volcanic sand and gentle waves.

Playa Jardín, Puerto de la Cruz

7. La Arena Beach

La Arena is a beautiful beach of volcanic sand situated in Santiago del Teide, southwest Tenerife.

Playa de La Arena

8. La Tejita

Enormous sandy beach at the foot of the Montaña Roja. Situated in El Médano on the south of the island.

La Tejita, Tenerife

9. El Bollullo

El Bollullo is a small beach of black sand on the coast of La Orotava, northern Tenerife.


10. Los Cristianos Beach

One of the most popular beaches of the island, sandy with gentle waves.

Playa de Los Cristianos

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