The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches

Tenerife Beaches

Looking for The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches? Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands in Spain, is a popular beach travel destination for families and couples looking for great weather, a laid-back atmosphere and amazing beaches. The volcanic nature of the island means Tenerife boasts a number of natural beaches with characteristic black sand.  Many of the Tenerife beaches are easily accessible and meet the European standards when it comes to cleanliness. Most also feature a number of facilities, ranging from sun beds, parasols and changing rooms to beachside bars, water sports and children’s play areas. Even though the island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the average sea temperature is pleasantly mild all-year-round, meaning you can enjoy a dip whichever month you visit.  Visit our Visit Beautiful Tenerife Guide Here or visit us on Pinterest.

Tenerife is not short of top hotels from 5-star pamper palaces to intimate chic retreats, the island has more than its fair share.  After choosing to vacation in Tenerife, you’ll want to know where on the island to stay and then pick your hotel. The island has a huge variety of top hotels, rentals, and amazing resorts.

The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches:

Playa de las Vistas, Tenerife Canary Islands, best Playa de las Vistas Hotel, Tenerife Royal Gardens, The Most Amazing Tenerife BeachesPlaya de las Vistas

Playa de las Vistas in Los Cristianos offers a spacious 850-metre expanse of pristine golden sand. Sporting a blue flag, this well-manicured beach is perfect for families because of its safe swimming conditions and easy access.  After a day at the beach, head over to the promenade for ice cream kiosks, restaurants and shops. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife!  Best Playa de las Vistas Hotel:  Tenerife Royal Gardens

.

Playa de la Tejita Hotel, Tenerife Canary Islands, Best Playa de la Tejita Hotel, Sotavento Vista Roja, The Most Amazing Tenerife BeachesPlaya de la Tejita

One of the largest natural beaches on Tenerife, and a favorite with nature lovers and naturists , this golden-sand beach is virtually deserted during the week and remains largely undiscovered by most tourists. With its relatively shallow waters and charming cove, Playa de la Tejita will enchant those who are looking to escape entirely from civilization.  Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife!  Best Playa de la Tejita Hotel:  Sotavento Vista Roja

.

Playa el Bollullo, Tenerife Canary Islands, best Playa el Bollullo Hotel, Best Tenerife hotels, The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches
Playa el Bollullo

Gorgeous, black-sand El Bollullo imparts an authentic taste of the true Tenerife. Nestled below cliffs that are tucked behind banana plantations, just to the east of Puerto de la Cruz, this beach redefines the concept of “secluded”. You won’t find any hotels or shops backing onto Playa El Bollullo, but the beachfront café will do the trick. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife! Best Playa el Bollullo Hotel: Prime Homes Playa Jardin Studio

Playa Jardin, Tenerife Canary Islands, Best Playa Jardin Hotel, Best Tenerife hotels, The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches
Playa Jardin

This black-sand beach in the northern city of Puerto de la Cruz is sure to please just about everyone. Playa Jardin’s most outstanding feature is its magnificent tropical gardens, including a man-made waterfall, which were designed by famed Spanish artist and architect César Manrique, as part of his innovative plan to create a magical coastline for the island. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife! Best Playa Jardin Hotel: Prime Homes Playa Jardin Studio

Playa de las Teresitas, Tenerife Canary Islands, best Playa de las Teresitas Hotel, Best Tenerife Hotels, The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches
Playa de las Teresitas

Despite its renowned prettiness and easy access to a wide selection of restaurants serving up fresh fish, bocadillas and tapas, this beach is usually remarkably uncrowded. Overlooked by the dramatic Anaga Mountains, this idyllic spot is a magnet for those in search of the quintessential beach. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife! Best Playa las Teresitas Hotel: Home2Book Sea Front Las Teresitas Beach 3

.

Playa de los Gigantes, Tenerife Canary Islands, Best Playa de los Gigantes hotel, best Tenerife Hotels, The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches
Playa de los Gigantes

Towered over by cliffs that soar up to 800 meters high, the black-sand beach of Playa de los Gigantes or “Giants Beach” can be found on the west of the island. Imagine working on your tan as you gaze out at a placid bay, bordered by steep stone mountainsides that slope precipitously down into the sea. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife! Best Playa de los Gigantes Hotel: PaulMarie Apartment Gigantes Ocean Lounge

.

Playa del Medano, Tenerife Canary Islands, best Playa del Medano hotel, Best Tenerife Hotels, The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches
Playa del Medano

Playa del Médano is the largest beach in Tenerife. In addition to its seemingly vast spread of light golden sand and its windswept coves, this beach exudes a wild vibe that can’t help but pique the interest of nature fans. With its windy conditions and wide-open bay, Playa del Médano is well-known as the ideal spot for surfing, kite-boarding and windsurfing on Tenerife. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife! Best Playa del Medano Hotel: Casa María

Playa del Camison, Tenerife Canary Islands, best Playa del Camison Hotel, Best Tenerife hotels, The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches
Playa del Camison

Gently curving, golden-sand Playa del Camisón lies on a headland between Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje, only about 10 minutes away from the Tenerife resorts of CLC World. This gem-like beach – which is close to all the action of the main southern towns, yet set apart on its own mini peninsula – delivers a wide array of choices to suit most tastes. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife! Best Playa del Camison Hotel: Tenerife Royal Gardens

Playa del Duque, Tenerife Canary Islands, Best Playa del Duque Hotel, Best Tenerife hotels, The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches
Playa del Duque

Located on the western tip of Costa Adeje, within a 10-minute drive from CLC World’s Tenerife resorts, this beach not only promises sun-soaked hours of swimming and people watching on the satiny sands, it also sits near to chic boutiques and delicious restaurants. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife! Best Playa del Duque Hotel: Playa del Duque in 1st sea line directly on the beach, heated pool, Wifi, balcony

.

Fanabe Beach, Tenerife Canary Islands, best Playa Fanabe Hotel,  Best Tenerife Hotels, The Most Amazing Tenerife Beaches
Fanabe Beach

From jet-skiing and parasailing to banana boating and paddle boarding, this sandy beach has you covered. Plus, for those less inclined to heart-racing pursuits, glass bottom boat rides are available to show you a colorful glimpse of the undersea universe just off the shores of Tenerife. Visit our Tenerife Vacation Guide and visit beautiful Tenerife! Best Fanabe Beach Hotel: Beachfront Amazing Apartment

Most Amazing Tenerife Hotels

34 Comments

  1. Karlo

    Hello,
    thank you for publishing a great article about the best beaches. If I would have a opportunity to visit a great beach I would definitely consider Los Cristiano beach because Los Cristianos is a great resort area if you are looking for fine beaches and tranquil turquoise waters on the coast of Tenerife. Thanks for sharing
    Karlo

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I would agree with you. This was my favorite beach when I was there. I like to have everything available to me and you get that with Los Cristianos.

      Reply
  2. Anjali_ak

    Hi Leahrae,
    I really like to spend my vacations at beach sides. You have put some very interesting information in this page. My eyes immediately catches the image of Lago Martiánez beach. Looking forward to go there someday. And I’ll definitely make sure to pay a vist to your site whenever I’m deciding vacation locations.

    Good luck! Keep up the good work!!

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Ok 🙂 I plan on doing a travel guide next with all the information you will need to make your plans. Tenerife beaches are beautiful!

      Reply
  3. Robert Junk

    Hi Mattysmom! I love this article as an ice storm is coming down around me this morning. I had never thought about this region or these beaches before. They look amazing and much warmer for me at the moment. I can’t imagine how expensive a trip to this paradise is versus the cost for a trip to the Baja California region. Probably out of my price range unfortunately. I’m sure there are probably some great deals out there, however, and I will have to look into them!

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I have been to Tenerife, and the airline tickets are a bit spendy. Cabo and the Baja California are much cheaper as far as that goes. But once you get there, you will find the costs to be cheaper. Food, restaurants, etc are cheaper in the Canary Islands. The price of everything has went up in Cabo, and it’s all spendy there.

      Reply
  4. Steve

    Hi Leahrae, we are planning our holiday for 2017 and it all looks so lovely and relaxing – just what we need. We are both in our 40s and like quiet spaces to read and write. My wife also likes to visit local markets. We both like mountaintop sunsets! Are there any resorts you would suggest so we get all the things I mentioned? Thanks, Steve

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Well, you won’t find any on a mountain top. The mountain on the island is an active volcano. The Regency Country Club is in the country a bit with beautiful views. I would recommend it for you. You will get most of what you want at this resort. Please let me know if you need any further information.

      Reply
  5. Anuoluwapo

    Hi Leahrae,

    I am enjoying the reviews of this beaches.

    Am a lover of travel mostly by cruise. Whoa, am just trying to imagine how much that’s left for me to see of these amazing beaches.

    As I was going through your article, I was subconsciously going imagining how much fun is awaiting me on my next vacation. So much to see and enjoy. Thanks for putting out this information.

    Really enjoy every bit of the article. I will definitely come back for more.

    Anu

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Anu and I am glad you enjoyed reading about these most beautiful beaches. They really are amazing!

      Reply
  6. Gary

    This makes me miss the beach so much. All these beaches sound great. There is a lot to choose from and something for everyone. I prefer the quiet, less crowded beaches. Lago Martianez sounds really cool but you said it brings in the crowds. I’m not really into the nightlife anymore. Perhaps Playa del Duque or Playa San Marcos are the beaches for me. Great information. I was wondering, how big is Tenerife?

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It has 785 square miles and is the biggest of the Canary Islands. It also has the most coastline, hence the most beautiful beaches 🙂 Yea, I don’t really like too much night life anymore either. Thanks for visiting!

      Reply
  7. Travis Smithers

    I love to travel and go to beaches, and when I read your post, it shows me how much more I need to see. Some beaches you talk about for the Tenerife in Spain drives home the fact I have so much more to see.

    Knowing I will not have the time to check most of them out, going to the areas that feature the black sandy beaches is where I need to concentrate one of my visits to.

    Great post to get me thinking of where to consider taking one of my future trips.

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Travis! I loved the Canary Islands. I was in Tenerife and it is so diverse, from driving to the volcano and seeing snow, and then back to the beaches. Awesome!

      Reply
  8. Lincoln

    Ahh, I just got back form Hawaii! Feeling a little beach sick (like homesick but for beaches) and these awesome beaches aren’t helping. I found the video helpful and actually quite motivating. Thank you for outlining and clearly explaining Tenerife for me. I haven’t been but feel like when I can afford to go it will be easy–I’ll be bookmarking this site.

    Reply
  9. Jeremy

    What an interesting article! I’ve never heard of Tenerife islands in Spain. Although, by the looks of it, it seems to be the paradise I’ve been looking for all my life 🙂 I was wondering, since the beaches here look magnificent, how do you think or know the fishing to be? I’m a huge fisherman and would be really interested in your help about this area.

    -Thanks

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You’ll want to go to Los Cristianos, Arona, Tenerife. It was once a small fishing town, but has since grown. You can catch a variety of fish to include bottom feeding Flatfish, Snappers, Morays, Amberjacks, and Mackerel, Boga, Herring, Snapper, Sea Bream, Amberjacks, Sea Perch, and Trigger fish. There is a HUGE variety. Plus you can go out for shark, rays, and blue marlin. You’ll have a fantastic time here if you are a fisherman!

      Reply
  10. LMN

    Beautiful beaches! I didn’t even know they existed. I enjoyed reading about these fantastic travel destinations. These beautiful beaches of the Canary Islands of Spain look like paradise. The sandy beaches there are a hidden gem that I must explore. These destinations are definitely going on my bucket list, especially during the cold winter months.

    Reply
  11. Krissy

    WOW! I love your website I could not stop checking it out! To bad I got to head off to bed but I’ll be back to check out those beautiful beaches! Florida is my favorite and I’d been to Miami and I really want to go back! I want to move to Florida next year, I’m thinking I’ll move close to Tampa FL, Miami is only 4 hours away so its not that bad. Clearwater is beautiful too! Great site and I’ll be heading back here again!
    Best Wishes
    Krissy

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am right there with you! I plan on moving to the St. Pete area. Absolutely love it!

      Reply
  12. Khoifush

    Kind greetings Leahrae,
    This is a lovely list of beaches with beautiful pictures attached!
    I only wished that you included a few more images of the other beaches listed that do not have a photo attached. Thanks for an informative and beautiful post.
    Khoi.

    Reply
  13. Yvonne

    Hi,

    I’m not much a beach person but these places look like great places to visit. I think I would love to have a picnic at one of these beaches. Being so close to the sea, I’m assuming the seafood in the restaurants there is very fresh?

    Reply
  14. russel

    Wow! PARADISE! I want to go there! Thank you for this post. I just so love beaches. Now, I’m gonna put this on my list. Thank you!

    Reply
  15. Ola

    Ooh! Now I really wanna be at the “warm places”…I pretend that I am laying on the hot sand, swimming in the blue water ad taking a sun bath 🙂 One day I would like to visit this awesome place. Thank you so much for telling about very interesting and informative data about Tenerife.

    Reply
  16. Wes

    Hoping to vacation and visit Playa de la Vistas sooon! I love your website and the information you’ve delivered for these amazing destinations!

    Reply
  17. Thomas

    I haven’t had the chance to visit too many beaches around the world, although I have been to the beaches of Florida and North Carolina and they were nice. My lifetime goal is to explore the northern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, visiting the beaches and eating great food.
    Thank you for this information, I have bookmarked this for future reference.

    Reply
  18. john

    Leahrae,
    This must be a favorite place for the European people to vacation. How do you have to get there from the United States or Canada? Do you have to go somewhere else or can you go direct. How big is the island, I spent a couple years on Guam it is not very big, but the water is the deepest blue I have ever been in. I bet there is a lot of resort places also near the beaches. Thanks for the information as I would need a child friendly and with a lot of activities for my crew.
    John

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It is a favorite place for Europeans. My aunt and uncle (from Germany) are “snow bunnies” and now live there full time. The signs in the area where she lives are all in German and Spanish. The island seemed pretty small to me and it is about 2000 sq. kilometers. I can fly direct from DFW and I have flown out of Anchorage, stopping in Madrid. It is a really neat place as you can lay in the sun, and then drive to the volcano, Mt. Teide, and I saw it snowing up there! Very Cool.

      Reply
  19. Paul

    I’ve been to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, great places to have loooong walks along the beach. I love that.
    Tenerife seems to offer plenty of that as well.

    I read your comment about the cleanliness of the beaches here. Yes, we’re indeed the clean kind usually. Who wants to wade around in a big pile of junk someone left there the other day? Of course there are exceptions but let’s not go there. Literally.

    I love the little video you found about Tenerife. Thank you for sharing. 🙂 I might go there on my next sunshine vacation!

    Reply
  20. Stella

    Thanks for the really informative post. Now I know which are the best beaches for me to go to when I’m in Tenerife. Saves times and wasted journeys!

    Reply
  21. Stuart

    Wow, those beaches look fantastic and the waves inviting and that’s coming from someone who lives in Hawaii.

    It’s my dream to one day travel across Europe and now this area of Spain would seem like a perfect place to visit.

    I just had one question. What did you mean by “…beaches…meet the European standards when it comes to cleanliness?” Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Europeans are typically very clean and hold strict standards when it come to cleanliness. Everything is kept first class. Let’s say, no comparison to some of the beaches of Cabo that the locals visit. They tend to have some….well less than clean areas.

      Reply
  22. Chris

    Wow, there are some incredible beaches in the Tenerife area of Spain. I would love to go to Playa del Duque the most out of the bunch (when I get to travel to Spain that is). I haven’t been anywhere outside Canada and the US. Do you have any out of the bunch that you would recommend the most for a first time visit out of them all?

    Reply
    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Definitely Playa de Las Américas. It is a must when you visit. Tenerife is a great place and also has lots of Germans living there…the reason I went 🙂

      Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On PinterestCheck Our Feed