Playa de Ajabo

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Graeme B
Los Cristianos, Spain19,922 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Typical Tenerife Black Sand Beach, with very hot sand.
Very swimable most of the time, only on a few occasions when the sea's high waves will stop you.
Unfortunately the beach bar has closed down & is starting to look very tatty.
A good little beach but unfortunately that's it
Written January 11, 2022
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Sherowe
Glasgow, UK16 contributions
Jan 2020
Black sand = goth beach.
Black sand also equals volcanic, which means stones and pebbles. LOTS OF STONES AND PEBBLES.
My husband claims to have calloused Hobbit feet, so didn't mind walking about without his sandals. Whereas I was wincing and making faces as I minced my way down to the sea to go for a paddle.

We didn't see any sun loungers for hire, or anyone there in any sort of professional capacity. We just went with our beach towels, snacks, and a carry out from one of the supermarkets. I imagine in the summer months it's much busier.

I'm glad we visited, for the novelty if nothing else. Plus my husband got to swim in the sea rather than a hotel pool.
Written February 9, 2020
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mattmarshall123
Norwich, UK4 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
I’m not sure what all these miserable people writing reviews wanted from a beach. But it had sand yes black sand but golden sand gets everywhere too but with black sand you can see it. It’s not a long walk really. And the water is lovely very few people there when I went. The beach chairs are 4 Euros per person but hey it won’t break the bank. And the restaurant was closed till Nov as it’s being refitted but there you go. But would be amazing when it’s open! Amazing views and peaceful.
Written September 21, 2018
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The tiny traveller
Ireland116 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This beach is really lovely! Super clean, and not too packed (although it could have been the time of year)! You can rent Sunbeds for a couple of Euros. The beach is only a few minutes walk from Callao Salvaje, perfect if you are staying in Pearly Grey or Tropical Park. One think I will say, as it is black sand, it is very rough on your feet and you will not be able to go into the Sea without shoes on, so if you have swim shoes handy or can purchase them somewhere do bring them with you!
Written January 14, 2020
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osmo1
Chichester, UK153 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Stop your moaning,the clue is in the name,it's a man made beach with black sand,sheltered by a large concrete break,but otherwise open to the Atlantic.The beach restaurant has been shut for a while and as a result the area isa bit tired and it is unloved,but is reopening soon and is a great location,plenty of parking and great restaurants and bars,close by locally, Nebula springs as being exceptional keep the faith!
Written May 29, 2019
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Barry C
Clacton-on-Sea, UK14 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
The beach is a mixture of black sand and shingle, sun beds with parasols are priced at 9€
For 2 beds + parasol, each of the parasols have a wireless call button with which you can order food and drinks from the beach restaurants (2 one upper and one lower) we made the mistake of going to the lower one and found out to late that meals taken to you at your beds are slightly
cheaper.
Youre beds are paid for the day and the attendant will tell you to leave your towels in place while you're away.
That said the food and service are good, they will prepare and serve fresh fish on request.
If you prefer there are many other eateries nearby or use the supermarket nearby.
The bay is good for snorkeling ( weather permitting) a lifeguard was on duty on all of our visits, there is a concrete jetty which people were diving and jumping off , this seems quite safe most of the time with care though.
Worth noting that you are asked 50c to use the restaurant toilets if you're not eating.
There is a beach shower ( didn't use so not sure if it's saltwater or fresh ).
Written September 5, 2016
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Bea S
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
beautiful beach only small but lovely you can ring the bell on the umbrella and the waiter will come and bring you food or a beer so you don't have to even get up we stayed at the blue sea callao garden which was a few minutes away I highly recommend a visit
Written August 7, 2015
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Adam H
6 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We stayed near to this beach at the Atlantic Holiday Center and this beach was one we could see from our balcony. It is volcanic pebbly sand but you can hire sunbeds with umbrellas for €4 for the day which comes with "table" service with €1 small beers and €2-3 sandwiches. The sea has lovely and refreshing water, but beware it gets deep fast!
Written July 11, 2015
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RedBen78
10 contributions
A cracking little surprise to have this just a stone's throw from the centre of the resort. The sun loungers were very reasonable (3 Euros a day each) and the button on each umbrella to call the Lifeguard come waiter was simply fantastic! We could have no complaints at paying 50 cents to use the toilets as they were immaculate and a large beer for 1 Euro was fabulous too! Only thing stopping this getting full marks is the shingle- it does hurt, so definitely take your beach shoes/flip flops!
Written January 17, 2014
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Andy Baker
Stourport on Severn, UK595 contributions
Sep 2013 • Family
Now you can grab yourself a sun lounger and umbrella and get Burger & Chips with a Beer for just 2.75 Euros, a bargain.
Written September 10, 2013
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