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Discover the 10 best beaches to visit on Tenerife.

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  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

El Medano

Beaches

Playa de la Tejita

Beaches

Playa de las Teresitas

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Playa de las Vistas

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Playa Jardin

Beaches

Playa El Bollullo

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Playa Fanabe

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Playa del Camison

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Playa de Abama

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Playa San Juan

Beaches

Matthew H's City Tips

  • Hop aboard one of the green TITSA buses to reach destinations across the island. Buy a bono (bus pass) to save around 50% on your bus journeys.
  • Even if you're going to a restaurant near the beach, cover up as you would at home.
  • Some beaches are in tourist destinations, where local restaurants raise prices accordingly. Others are off the beaten track, where you're advised to bring your own food.
  • El Medano
    Beaches
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    Matthew H Says:

    This natural-sand beach on the southeast of Tenerife is a favourite of water-sports enthusiasts.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • At just 5km from Tenerife South airport, you can hit this beach just after arrival or a little bit before departure.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in El Medano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Spanish enclave in southern Tenerife and a great water sport location 12/14/2018
    • For surfers and water sport lovers 12/14/2018
    • El Medano
  • Playa de la Tejita
    Beaches
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    Matthew H Says:

    Formed by sand that has been blown over from the Sahara Desert, La Tejita is easily Tenerife's most naturally sandy beach.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you want to give naturism a try, a rocky outcrop forms the border between the clothed and non-clothed sections of La Tejita beach.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in El Medano
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Beach 12/06/2018
    • Great nudist beach 11/23/2018
    • Playa de la Tejita
    Address:
    Montana Roja
    38618 El Medano, Tenerife
    Spain
  • Playa de las Teresitas
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    Matthew H Says:

    Easily accessible from the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, manmade Las Teresitas is a picture-postcard beach.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The nearby fishing village of San Andrés will give you a taste of traditional Tenerife.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 61 things to do in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
    • One of the best beaches in Tenerife 12/16/2018
    • Interesting golden sand beach in Tenerife 12/14/2018
    • Playa de las Teresitas
    Address:
    San Andres
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
    Spain
    Other:
  • Playa de las Vistas
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    Matthew H Says:

    Between the major southern resorts of Los Cristianos and Las Américas, you'll find this family-friendly beach.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If travelling with young kids, the breakwater here means they can splash about safely in a waveless piece of the Atlantic.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Los Cristianos
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great beach 12/14/2018
    • Day on the beach 12/12/2018
    • Playa de las Vistas
  • Playa Jardin
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    Matthew H Says:

    Garden beach lives up to its name, with fantastic flora overlooking this Puerto de la Cruz playa.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit on the night of June 23rd for a free fireworks display – Playa Jardin is the centrepiece of Puerto de la Cruz's San Juan celebrations.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 35 things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely beach 12/13/2018
    • Nice black sand beach 12/05/2018
    • Playa Jardin
    Address:
    Av. Francisco Alfonso Carillo
    38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
    Spain
    Other:
  • Playa El Bollullo
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    Matthew H Says:

    This beautifully secluded beach can be reached by car or along a coastal path from Puerto de la Cruz.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the beach's chiringuito (food and drink stand) for a snack, or bring your own picnic.
    • Allow up to 45 minutes to get here if walking.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Puerto de la Cruz
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Be careful of the waves 10/24/2018
    • a beautiful place away from the crowd 09/18/2018
    • Playa El Bollullo
    Other:
  • Playa Fanabe
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    Matthew H Says:

    Fanabe beach is a family-friendly beach on the popular Costa Adeje.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If looking to tire out your kids, make use of the numerous playgrounds behind the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Costa Adeje
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best beach in tenerife 12/15/2018
    • Lovely walks by the sea. 12/14/2018
    • Playa Fanabe
    Address:
    Calle Paris 1
    38660 Costa Adeje, Adeje, Tenerife
    Spain
    Other:
  • Playa del Camison
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    Matthew H Says:

    This gem is sandwiched between the resorts at Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. It's a lovely, but more popular beach.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • For the easiest dip, enter the Atlantic on the right-hand side of Playa del Camison.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Playa de las Americas
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • clean and accessible 12/11/2018
    • Sunbathe. 11/14/2018
    • Playa del Camison
  • Playa de Abama
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    Matthew H Says:

    Below the Abama Golf & Spa resort, you'll find this stunning sandy beach.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Explore the surrounding area with a coastal hike.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Guia de Isora
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A lovely beach 12/06/2018
    • Food first class scenery incredible 12/03/2018
    • Playa de Abama
    Other:
  • Playa San Juan
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    Matthew H Says:

    Located in one of the sunniest parts of the island, Playa San Juan is a great place to top up a tan.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Watch the sun go down on the neighbouring island of La Gomera from this perfectly-positioned beach.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Playa San Juan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A really nice area 12/06/2018
    • Secluded beach 12/05/2018
    • Playa San Juan
    Phone:
    +34 922 13 89 87
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