Tenerife is not your typical sun and beach destination. This island has much more to offer visitors, from its cultural heritage to all kinds of adventure sports in the interior, where Mount Teide and the surrounding abundant nature take center stage. However, that doesn’t mean its beaches are any less exceptional. If you’re looking for a vacation to disconnect while gazing at the sea or strolling along black or golden shores, Tenerife is also a perfect destination. There are many beaches you must visit during your trip to the island. In this article, we have compiled the best beaches in Tenerife.
- 1 The Best Beaches in Tenerife
- 2 Best Beaches in Tenerife for Water Sports
- 3 Nudist Beaches in Tenerife
The Best Beaches in Tenerife
For leisurely walks, scuba diving, family outings, getting away from the crowds, feeling completely free… In Tenerife, there are beaches for all tastes and types of travelers. The difficult part will be choosing one.
Las Teresitas Beach
We travel to the capital of the island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where the urban beach of Las Teresitas fascinates with its crystal-clear waters and golden sands, forming a perfect bay that deserves to be photographed. While it may not be the quietest beach on the island due to its proximity to the city, it is ideal for families or spending the day since it offers all the necessary services and dining options.
Playa del Duque
In the area of Adeje, very close to the DPM Diving school, this popular beach offers all kinds of services, calm waters, and golden sand. It is one of the highest-rated beaches on the island and has been awarded the Blue Flag for its cleanliness and accessibility conditions.
La Tejita Beach
The landscape of this beach is dominated by the imposing silhouette of Montaña Roja, a coastal elevation that gives its name to the Natural Reserve extending southeast of the island, next to El Médano. Its waters are clean and very calm, thanks to its sheltered location from winds and currents. It is a quiet, open beach perfect for relaxation.
Los Cristianos Beach
A beach dedicated to fun. Undoubtedly, Los Cristianos is one of the liveliest beaches in Tenerife all year round, ideal for practicing water sports, having a drink on the promenade, or simply enjoying the atmosphere. The waters here are also calm and crystal clear. It’s always a reliable choice.
Every day, we start our workday with unbeatable views: those of Fañabé Beach in Costa Adeje, a constantly busy area that serves as the base of operations for DPM Diving and, why not, as a place to relax between dives.
Best Beaches in Tenerife for Water Sports
If action is your thing and not just lounging around, Tenerife’s beaches offer a thousand and one options for practicing all kinds of sports. Here are the best ones:
El Médano Beach
A mecca for water sports like kitesurfing and windsurfing. Besides hosting international championships, this beach attracts hundreds of adventure sports enthusiasts every day due to its exceptional conditions. It also has a calmer area with less waves, perfect for families.
Las Américas Beach
There’s no time for boredom on this southern beach of the island, where, in addition to all imaginable services, there is a wide range of activities such as water skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, and more.
Also very close to the town of El Médano, this fine volcanic sand beach offers good wave conditions for surfing, windsurfing, or kitesurfing.
Nudist Beaches in Tenerife
If you’re looking for direct contact with nature and getting away from the hustle and bustle of other beaches, in Tenerife, you will also find options like these:
Las Gaviotas Beach
Located past Las Teresitas Beach and, therefore, very close to the capital of Tenerife, this small beach stretches 250 meters long and is a chosen destination for nudist bathers near the city.
Montaña Amarilla Beach
Situated in an incomparable natural environment, amidst rocky formations, this beach is perfect for practicing nudism in a peaceful and discreet atmosphere.