Tenerife has a very wide range of beaches for visitors to the island to choose from, and, after all, beaches are what most holidaymakers want when they’re away on vacation. There are black sand beaches, made from the natural volcanic sand, and there are yellow sand beaches, made with sands transported from the Western Sahara, or made with sand collected from the seabed. There are very big beaches and small sheltered ones, there are beaches at resorts where it is very simple to get to them, and there are remote beaches that are only accessible by footpaths and even by boat, in some cases. The beach at Masca is like that because it is only accessible by boat or by taking a long and quite troublesome climb down a ravine. There are rocky beaches and blended beaches the place there are rocks and pebbles and sand. With all the differing kinds of beaches available you are sure to search out the kind of beach you like finest someplace on the island. So let’s take a look at a number of the best beaches of Tenerife.
Playa de las Teresitas beach on the village of San Andres, just up the coast from Santa Cruz the capital of Tenerife, is believed by many people to be the very best beach within the island. It is made from golden-yellow Sahara sand and is a really lengthy beach. There’s a breakwater that makes Las Teresitas safe for bathers. It has palm timber at the top of the beach making it look very tropical and unique, it has a automobile-park, and could be very straightforward to get to by road.
Within the south of the island are the main tourist resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, and never surprisingly these areas have yellow sand beaches. Playa de las Vistas is likely one of the most popular of the beaches of the former resort, whilst Playa de Troya is the principle beach at Las Americas. It offers watersports, sun-beds, eating places and other facilities. Further up the coast are the beaches of Fanabe and Torviscas.
Also, within the south are the beaches of El Medano. Playa la Tejita is a massive sandy beach here that may be very popular. The only problem with El Medano is it gets very windy but this has made it ideally suited for windsurfers.
We discover most of the black sand beaches within the north of Tenerife, and top-of-the-line is known as Playa Jardin (“Backyard Beach”) on the resort of Puerto de la Cruz. Awarded European Blue Flag status, this lengthy beach has attractive gardens at the top, hence its name. It is also right by Loro Parque (“Parrot Park”), a location extremely popular with tourists on vacation in the Canary Islands.
Further down the northwest coast, right by the town of Icod de los Vinos, famous for its 1,000-year-old dragon tree, we find the black sandy beach of San Marcos. Sheltered by cliffs and with a seafront with loads of bars and eating places, this is a real hidden gem, and a highly regarded beach with people who have discovered it.