The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife

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27 April 2022

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The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife

Mount Teide splits the island of Tenerife in two and if the north stands out for its black sand beaches of volcanic origin, where the waves are common as well as the spectacular landscapes, the south stands out for the golden sand and developments urban. If you are more north or south, these are the 5 best beaches in Tenerife.

The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife
The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife

Fañabé Beach


It is one of the busiest beaches in the south of Tenerife. It has the guarantee of quality in the services and good state of the waters by having the Blue Flag badge.


This clear sand beach has all the characteristic services of a tourist center, such as showers, hammocks, bathrooms, etc. Also, if water sports are your thing, you can access a wide range on the beach.


The calm of its waves, as well as the pleasant promenade full of shops and restaurants make the environment the perfect place to enjoy with the family.


Playa de Fañabé, like Playa de Torviscas, is located in a highly urbanized area, with numerous shops and restaurants that offer a complementary service to the user. It is ideal to visit with children and to develop nautical activities such as jet ski rental, fly fish, parasailing, banana, sky and wake, etc…

The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife
The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife

La Tejita Beach


La Tejita beach is located in El Médano, Granadilla de Abona, next to the volcanic cone of Montaña Roja. The area is classified as a protected natural area, so access by car to the beach is not authorized. However, there are some car parks along the El Médano-Los Abrigos road with several paths that lead directly to the beach. The journey on foot only takes about ten minutes.


In general, the level of occupation of the beach is quite low, concentrating most of the users in the points closest to the car parks, that is, the two ends. There are two areas equipped with hammocks and umbrellas that can be rented, also close to the busiest points.


Nudism is allowed on the entire beach, although it is usually more common at the eastern end, right at the foot of Montaña Roja.

Due to the weather conditions of the area and the beach (waves and wind), it is common to practice water sports such as surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing or kitesurfing. A few meters from this beach, on El Cabezo Beach, the World Windsurfing Championship is held.

The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife
The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife

El Duque Beach


Playa El Duque is located in the municipality of Adeje, in the area of ​​the Playas y Jardines del Duque urbanization, in the south of the island of Tenerife. It is a beach with a large influx of tourists and local people throughout the year.


Its golden sand, its clean and calm waters, and the prevailing good weather, make spending time on this beach in Tenerife very pleasant.


El Duque Beach has been awarded the blue flag, so it has all the necessary services such as showers, surveillance points, rescue and lifeguards, toilets, restaurants in the area, a tourist information point and a sanitary quality of the water. excellent bathroom.


This beach is part of the group of twelve beaches in Tenerife adapted for disabled people who use wheelchairs, which is why it is defined as “Accessible Beach” by the Cabildo de Tenerife, with reserved parking, ramps and footbridges. access.


The beach also has a rental service for umbrellas and hammocks for a fee, as well as skates to go into the sea and take a ride pedaling, and by the way, do some exercise. Playa El Duque, like most of the beaches in this area, has little waves since it is protected by a breakwater that minimizes it, so that, under normal conditions, bathing is quite safe.

The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife
The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife

El Médano Beach


Its 2 kilometers make Médano beach the longest beach in Tenerife. A sandy beach with shallow waters, surrounded by a promenade and equipped with all kinds of amenities.


It also has a unique landscape stamp, as it is located in the surroundings of Montaña Roja, a peculiar volcanic cone declared a protected natural area.


It is an ideal beach for walking, swimming, sunbathing or practicing some water sport. It is very popular with windsurfers.


It is a fairly frequented beach, both by the residents of El Médano, and by a large number of tourists throughout the year. The beach has showers so you can go fresh and without sand or salt water. It is one of the beaches of Tenerife awarded with the blue flag.


El Médano Beach has a lot of atmosphere in the area, restaurants, cafes, a market on weekends, street craft stalls.


Hotel El Duque Blog Team

The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife
The 5 Best Beaches in Tenerife

Teresitas Beach


It is located along the northeast coast of the island, very close to its capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It would be difficult to find a more beautiful beach than the man-made Playa de las Teresitas, with its two kilometer stretch of silky Saharan golden sand fanned by waving palm fronds and lapped by turquoise waters.


Despite its renowned beauty and easy access to a wide selection of restaurants serving fresh fish, sandwiches and tapas, this beach is rarely crowded. Dominated by the spectacular Anaga mountains, this idyllic spot is a magnet for those seeking the quintessential beach.


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