BEACH WARNING: It´s important to note that the Atlantic Ocean which comes to our shores has strong currents and dangerous waves, therefore we recommend extreme precaution from November to April, especially on the North side of the Island, which has less protection. Never bathe on beaches where the RED FLAG is up and there is very little public and no “beach watch” .

  • Playa de las Teresistas: Only a few kilometres from Santa Cruz de Tenerife it´s the only beach in Tenerife with Golden Sand, brought from Africa. It is ideal for bathing all year round and taking long walks along the beach. There are a couple of small bars (Bar el ultimo) next to the Red Cross and has good “tapas”, Beach is wonderful for children, but avoid weekends in summer because of overcrowding. Take bus nº 910 from Santa Cruz Terminal of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

    Playa de las Bodegas: From this very clean beach you can see Los Roques de Anaga. It has black sand and can be dangerous because of frequent currents and unexpected rolling seas, in spite of seeing the contrary. The beach has good fish restaurants.

    Juan Castillo Beach (Bajamar) Beside the beach is a good maritime boulevard with excellent infrastructure, black sand and mild seas.

    San Telmo Beach (Puerto de la Cruz) Is a small volcanic beach with various terraces, ideal for those who don´t like the sand. The beach is situated right in the town and local people as well as resident foreigners use the premises. There is a bar where you can have a simple meal to the sound of the sea and where you can watch the bathers in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Playa Jardín Beach (Puerto de la Cruz) This is a sandy beach frequented by foreigners with an excellent bar service, blue beach flag and moderate waves.

    Playa de Martiánez (Puerto de la Cruz) Beach with spectacular views, but rather a lot of waves and not much sand.

    Playa de El Socorro (Los Realejos) Typical beach with a wild beauty, black sand and rather full seas which have to be taken with care. Overcrowded at weekends in summer, very much a surfer´s beach.

    Playa de San Marcos (Icod de los Vinos) This is a small village beach with black sand in which you can bathe all year round, it´s protected by a pier. Good for children because of plenty of sand. On the beach are one or two restaurants. Take bus number 362 from Icod de los Vinos.

    Playa el Muelle (Garachico): Situated next to the fishing harbour, the waters are peaceful, with a mixture of black sand and gravel, easily accessible, and with parking. This is a small beach, ideal all the year round.

    Playa el Caleton (Garachico) Situated right in the middle of the town, next to a restaurant with views, (the rest. exhibits photographs of wild seas), the beach consists of natural pools for swimmers who like a beach without sand. Avoid during winter months, as the sea is particularly dangerous.

    Playa la Caleta de Interian (Garachico). Small beach of sand and stones, not much visited, surrounded by small buildings, easy access on foot, car parking.

    Playa de las Arenas (Buenavista). Beach is characterized by its microclimate which protects it from the north winds. It has spectacular views and is agreeably quiet. Parking area and restaurant with views, next to which is a acclimatized swimming pool with a low entrance price.

    Playa de los Guios (los Gigantes). A safe beach which takes its name from the cliffs above with easy access on foot. Not much parking. A bus runs on interurban lines, Nº 473 & 325.

    Playa de la Arena: (five minutes from Los Gigantes.) Excellent beach visited all year round, as it is an urbanized area, in spite of which it is worth a visit, and the beach has a blue flag. By the beach is the well known restaurant Casa Pancho, very recommendable.

    Playa del Duque: (Costa Adeje). A very highly recommended beach in spite of being surrounded by hotels (among which is the well known Bahia del Duque). Easy parking, easy to reach, interurban buses, Nº 111 and 343.

    Playa Fañabe (Playa de Las Americas), offers all types of services with a golden beach and quiet waters, easy to reach on foot. Bus Nº 473 and 111. Further information on

    Playa Torviscas (Playa de las Américas) Situated next to the former, this is a black sand beach, much visited by swimmers all year round with easy access on foot. Bus Nº. 473 and 111.

    Playa Montaña Roja (El Médano) Situated in a protected area, it has golden sand with mild waves, easy to reach on foot, bus Nº 470.

    El Puertito (Guimar) Small beach next to the fishing harbour and sea boulevard, with quiet waters. It has a couple of restaurants with views on the sea. Much visited in summer.


  • Playa de Benijos situated en el Parque Rural de Anaga, this is a spectacular beach which can be reached on foot, similar to the Playa de las Bodegas (black sand and rather dangerous). Bus 246 from Santa Cruz de Tenerife terminal. Before reaching the Playa de Benijos you come to Playa de Almáciga, which you reach by car, but it is very dangerous.

    Playa de El Bollullo: this beach has black sand and moderate waves, a tranquil atmosphere, but you have to be careful with the sea. There is a parking area but you then have to walk down quite a lot of steps, which makes the beach less popular. We recommend that you carry drinking water in case the bar is closed.

    Playa de Masca. (Masca) This is a fabulous beach which can only be reached by boat or walking down the deep ravine (only suitable for people who are fit.) There are companies who organize excursions by which you first walk down the ravine and are then collected by boat on the beach. The same boat sails from Los Gigantes and also makes excursions to Masca.

    Playa de Antequera. (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) An excellent beach set apart with fine black sand which can be reached by boat or having to walk for a while. It has clean waters and moderate waves.

  • Playa de la Tejita (Granadilla) This is a well known nudist beach in a savage and natural protected area called Montaña Roja. Its sand is dark, moderate waves, easy foot access, parking, Bus Nº 470. It is very near to Playa Montaña Pelada, also nudist.

    Playa de Diego Hernández (Adeje) Quiet beach with calm waters and golden sand. To reach it most people go by boat, but also available by foot.

    Playa de las Gaviotas (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) Well known nudist beach located at the end of a ravine, there are plenty of waves as it is also used by surfers.

    Playa de los Patos (La Orotava) Difficult access by foot as you have to border big rocks and not recommended in winter for the sea is very strong. In summer time it is an ideal place to get lost.

    Playa La Fajana (Los Realejos) Beach surrounded by rocks creating a singular view in a quiet atmosphere, the waves are moderate, black sand and difficult access by foot.