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Beautiful Beaches of Tenerife

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Tenerife is a popular holiday destination for its sun, nightlife and, of course, its beaches. So, it's important to know where the best ones are located so that you can plan your holiday perfectly. Here is a guide to Tenerife's most fabulous beaches.

El Medano Beach

In the district of Granadilla de Abona, you'll find the gorgeous golden beach of El Medano. This flat beach is a popular destination for windsurfing, body boarding and surfing; it is also said to be the longest beach on the island, measuring 2 km. Surrounded by a nature reserve, this location has a brilliant, calming ambience. You can enjoy this beach whether you're adventurous or into pure, delightful relaxation.

North Coast and Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainTeresitas Beach

This is one of Tenerife's golden beaches with beautiful sand imported from the Spanish province of Sahara. Located in the fishing town of San Andreas, this beach is spectacular for just reclining in the sunshine and reading a book, or making wonderful sandcastles as a family with the kids. Canary palms and sea grapes have been planted on this beach, making it even more fabulous, attracting more and more Canarian wildlife. It is a very romantic spot to visit at sunrise or sunset.


One of the first golden beaches to be found at Costa Adeje, this beach is extremely safe as the sea is calm and it has a full time lifeguard, making it extremely suitable for young families. With parking, a bus stop and a taxi rank within walking distance, this beach is easily accessible. To relax in style, there are sun loungers to hire and parasols to protect you from the fierce sun. Don't worry if you want to clean up before heading to one of the fabulous restaurants that surround this magnificent beach, as there are showers and changing rooms for that very purpose.
Crowds on Las Gariotas Beach, Isla De La Tenerife, Canary Islands, SpainRoque Beach
Roque Beach is a natural black sand beach made from the volcanic rocks of Tenerife. This spectacular beach is full of excitingly shaped, sculptural rocks to provide you with a sensational view, especially at sunset. This magnificent looking beach is suitable for practising surfing, swimming or just relaxing in the sun. However, it should be noted that this beach can become dangerous due to currents and swells.
Playa de La Arena Beach
Another natural black sand beach can be found, located in the heart of the popular, yet small resort of Puerto Santiago. Measuring 120 m, Playa de La Arena is a stunning, yet small beach. Surrounding this beautiful beach are many restaurants, shops and hotels, making this the perfect spot for a day out with the family. It also has a full range of useful hygiene facilities. This beach is a favourite for both tourists and locals.

Whether you are looking for a place that allows you sublime relaxation, or a beach that provides you with thrilling water sports, or just a beach to take your family to make sandcastles, you are bound to find a beach suitable for you. Visit one of these beaches and take advantage of all the gorgeous places to visit that Tenerife has to offer.


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Latest update:  July 2, 2013