Playa de las Teresitas
Playa de las Teresitas
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  • Nick C
    Gravesend, United Kingdom36 contributions
    Lovely beach, shame about the wind
    Lovely beach extremely windy. The beach is a yellow sand beech with a nice gradient into the sea. The bay is protected by a sea wall and so the waves are gentle/ non existent. On the day we visited it was extremely windy and from time to time it felt like you were being sandblasted. The Sun beds were reasonably priced (€2 per item) and the cafe seemed to serve good food and drinks.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2022
  • fulltimeholidayer
    London, United Kingdom371 contributions
    Beach day
    Visited here when staying in Puerto Cruz, it was about a 40 min drive each way and easy to find. Plenty of free parking close to the beach Lots of space when we visited and its a very big beach you'd need a huge amount of people for it to be full or busy. Very well organised with a bar/cafe,toilets and showers at equal distance points all along so you're never far from the facilities. The food was surprisingly good and good value for a beach cafe, recommend the chefs salad and my husband enjoyed his chefs burger which was very generously filled. Very cheap to rent beds and a parasol, think it was €6 per couple per day. There was also cabana beds to rent. Lovely sea and mountain views. Definitely recommend
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 20, 2021
  • Justinio
    Warlingham, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Perfect few hours off cruise ship with children
    P&O Cruise ship docked at Santa Cruz Port this morning so we decided to take a trip to the beach for a few hours. The 910 bus takes you right opposite the beach €5 for 2 adults & 2 children & takes about 20 mins. Beautiful golden sandy beach with lots of sun beds & umbrellas €5 per item. Sea is always calm as there are breakers off shore so perfect for kids & swimming. Beach bars all along the beach serving food too. Quite busy but plenty of room & never felt cramped. Would recommend this beach to anyone with children especially if your ship has docked for the day & want to have a day out.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 26, 2022
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Zoe B
Essex, UK92 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Loved this beach. Got the number 910 bus from straight outside the cruise port terminal in Santa crutZ. Busses every 10 to 15 mins and around 1.5 euros each way. One of the nicest sandy beaches in the island with the backdrop of mountains. Water very calm and sheltered from big waves by a man made reef barrier. All golden sand. Swim out a bit with the snorkel and you come to some deeper water with rocks at the bottom where you can see some fish. Saw a big flat fish of some sort. There is a small bar on the beach, changing rooms and toilets. A short walk to a nearby village one end of the beach by the boats and there are some little places to eat and drink there which looked quite nice.
Written January 21, 2023
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McCloud
Scottish Highlands, UK233 contributions
Dec 2022
Don't believe all the stuff you read about this beach. We visited in December after seeing some beautiful pictures of it. On reflection we should have asked the lady we hired the car from as she told us when we returned that it was not like the photos you see of it and that it was only used by locals from the city. The place was run down and the beach was untidy and dotted with cheap plastic kitchen bins for the rubbish. The view you get from the beach is one of huge container ships at anchor waiting to get into the port of Santa Cruz. The photos don't show you this. There was no way you would enjoy sitting on this beach with a view of all these container ships so close to the shore. No sign of all the advertised cafes and eating places that are supposed to line the beach front. We didn't stay as it felt very down at heel. Even the car park was a mess with pot holes which was hard to avoid.
Written January 4, 2023
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,662 contributions
Nov 2022
The beaches of Tenerife are black sand except here. The white sand was imported from the Sahara. There are plenty of loungers and umbrellas available for rent along with washroom (at a cost) and shower facilities. There is an old cemetery next to the parking lot.
Written December 30, 2022
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BRIAN J
Ripley, UK56 contributions
Jan 2020
Since our last visit 3yrs ago the beach facilities have improved. There are not only the 'standard Spanish' showers on the beach but also free toilets and changing huts. There's also 'smart lockers' where you can lock away your valuables, and a couple of beach cafes.
The vista is great and the sea was warm enough to go straight in, and it's safe too.
It can be a bit windy at times, but on this visit it was just a nice breeze and being winter the sun was not too hot.
Well worth a visit we spent all day there - much better than than 'the visit to the beach' trip by the cruise line and it has the advantage of being able to go back whenever suits you and much cheaper!
If you arrive by cruise ship it's easy to catch a bus No.910 just outside the cruise terminal - 20mins later the bus drops you off at side of the beach(terminus stop) you can't go wrong. Just €1.20 each each way and they run every 20mins or so.
Written February 12, 2020
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David D
Devon, UK19,331 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Wednesday 8th December and we visited this beach which located north of the village of San Andrés. It is regarded the Beach of Santa Cruz.

It is an artificial beach measuring 1,300 metres (4,300 feet) in length and 80 metres (260 feet) in width.

We learnt that in 1973 the existing beach was expanded with the help of 270,000 tonnes of white sand from the Western Sahara Desert. The original sand was replenished in 1998, another 2,800 tonnes of Saharan sand.

A breakwater, a kilometre long and constructed with rocks protects the beach and it's sand and provides a safe area for swimming.

There are a variety of sunbeds, loungers, cabanas and umbrellas for hire. There are a number of restaurants and bar huts along the beach. It was definitely created with tourism in mind. It even has it's own Civil Guard office. There is some wonderful mountainous scenery.

There is a vast car park along the back of the beach. When we visited here it was not very busy so car parking was not a problem, can imagine that it is a different story during busier times. It was worth a visit but would not want to spend too long here.
Written January 27, 2022
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ArijLor
480 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Great beach facilities as in parking, sunbeds with umbrella, bars, toilets, showers and all for reasonable prices. Parking for free.
Seems like a very touristical place, as you see a cruise ship in front of the beach and some places are reserved at the beach for cruise people.
Ocean is quiet, sand is brown. Beach is not special, but the area is with the mountains around.
Written February 23, 2022
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SoAnaga
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain42 contributions
Jan 2020
Don't get me wrong, it's still a nice beach and tourists based in Santa Cruz seem to prefer it. The yellow sand (imported from the Sahara Desert) everybody seems to enjoy, I consider to be a disadvantage - it's to too "powder like" for my personal taste. With every blow of the wind you get sand in your ears, nose, mouth (a problem which is virtually absent with the more granular volcanic sand). Another thing I don't like is that the waves are really small. On the plus side - there's abundance of parking space. Showers, toilets, changing rooms and lockers are at visitors' disposal. There's also a bus connection with Santa Cruz although for some reason TITSA (the company that operates all bus lines across Tenerife) put the oldest and most rickety buses on this particular line (the bus number is 910 by the way).
Written January 20, 2020
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Darja L
Tartu, Estonia15 contributions
Dec 2021
Really good sandy beach with sandy seafloor and clear water (I wasn't sure about the oit tankers in the background, though...). The beach itself is nice and wide, the changing cabins are clean. I don't know whether we happened to be there on a less windy day, but if felt really safe, as the swimming part is hidden from the big waves. The parking is quite big but can still get very busy in the afternoon and it's almost impossible to get a free parking slot on January 1st, so don't plan going there after the New Year's eve.
Written January 4, 2022
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TOM H
Dublin, Ireland60 contributions
Feb 2022
One of the best beaches in Tenerife Island, very well kept and maintained with no unnecessary hustle-bustle around, and that's what makes this so unique.
Very quiet and peaceful.
The water is very calm, with no big wares.
Plenty of free parking right at the beach.
There are no shops around, but a few small cafes are available on the beach.
Beach chairs are available for €4 for the whole day.
No water sports activities.
Loads of lifeguards around.
Written February 7, 2022
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emacdwilliams
Shefford, UK231 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We spent the day here, the sea is beautifully clean and clear. We rented a sun lounger which also entitled us to food and drink- well worth the price. Easy and ample car parking.
Written January 22, 2020
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