Discover the best beaches in Tenerife

The coastline of the island is a universe of beaches that you have to know slowly and with time. There are many coves, small or large beaches that border the entire island of Tenerife. The Teide volcano splits the island in two, which gives it different characteristics. If the north zone stands out for its black sand beaches of volcanic origin, many of them wild; the south stands out for the golden sand and the urban developments. Whether you are from the north or the south, these are the four best beaches in Tenerife.

The Teide as seen from Puerto de la Cruz

The four best beaches in Tenerife

The island of Tenerife is culture, nature, gastronomy and also spectacular beaches, from the most familiar and crowded, full of activities and services, to beautiful wild beaches where disconnecting does not represent any difficulty. From Marca Canaria we wanted to recommend four spectacular beaches that are a must if you are passing through the island.

Benijo Beach

Hidden among the mountains of the Anaga Massif, one of the seven Biosphere Reserves of the Canary Islands, this paradisiacal beach is one of the ideal places to watch the sunset in Tenerife. It is usually frequented by swimmers who practice naturism and by lovers of water sports. In addition, its atmosphere is always quiet and intimate, there are hardly any services, except for a kiosk on the back road. It is advisable to visit when the tide is low, to contemplate its wild waters at their peak and be seduced by its charisma. 

Sunset on Benijo beach

Los Gigantes Beach

Also known as Los Guíos beach, it is difficult not to hold your breath when you arrive for the first time, but also for the second and third..., to Los Gigantes. These are impressive cliffs whose height ranges between 300 and 600 meters and were baptized in the Guanche era as "the wall of hell".

Los Guíos Beach or Los Gigantes Beach

Among the overhangs of the cliffs you can find several wild beaches and coves of black sand that can only be reached by boat or through trails, such as Masca Beach. Los Guíos beach is located near Puerto de Los Gigantes and is a perfect place to disconnect and admire the scenery.

Diego Hernandez Beach

Also known as "La Caleta de los Hippies" this impressive beach of golden sands and turquoise almost crystalline waters is located in the municipality of Adeje, in the south of Tenerife. Its limestone rock contrasts with the crystalline blue of its waters and is one of the wildest and least known and less traveled beaches of the island.

Diego Hernandez Beach

The beach is accessed by a half-hour walk from the small fishing village of La Caleta. It is advisable to visit at low tide to enjoy the sandy area.

El Médano and La Tejita beaches

In this case we will mention two beaches, but they are very close to each other. On the one hand, the beach of El Medano. Located at the foot of Montaña Roja, the beach of El Médano concentrates all the good things of the natural and the urban. A coastal promenade along two kilometers of coastline that connects the area closest to the town, with a family atmosphere and all the amenities, with the most active area, where the wind is welcome and attracts windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts.

El Médano Beach

On the other hand, the beach of La Tejita. This is located west of Montaña Roja, which is the remains of a reddish volcanic cone which gives the sandy beach of La Tejita unique characteristics, almost Martian. It is also the largest natural sandy beach of Tenerife and proudly holds the blue flag, although the wind is typical in this area.

La Tejita Beach

If you are traveling around the island of Tenerife, here are several articles that may interest you to make your experience even more complete: Where to eat in the south of Tenerife; What to see in Tenerife, the island of a thousand experiences.

Paula Vera



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