Beaches in Tenerife
Tenerife is rich with nature, culture, food and spectacular beaches which will never cease to amaze you. There’s something for every taste: from the most family-friendly and crowded beaches with plenty of outdoor activities, to stunning wild beaches where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The island offers a wonderful array of beaches to suit every traveller’s needs. Here is a list of some of the stunning and very different beaches in the south of Tenerife, we hope you find this list helpful!
Diego Hernández Beach
Also known as “La Caleta de los Hippies” (The Hippies’ Cove).
A small and quiet beach of golden sand located in the municipal district of Adeje. It can only be accessed via a half-hour walk from the small fishing village.
Playa del Duque
A charming beach with golden sand, crystal blue waters and all the amenities you may need within reach.
A rocky beach with a great beach bar where you can enjoy the sunset to the beat of music.
A wide black sand beach with all the comforts and facilities of a holiday village.
Las Vistas Beach
A wide beach of fine golden sand and calm waters, surrounded by beach bars where you can quench your thirst. With plenty of outdoor activities, it is located right in the very centre of Los Cristianos.
A beach with calm waters and a long promenade lined with restaurants. A great place to enjoy the sunset.
A black sand beach sheltered by impressive 600-metre high cliffs which the Guanches -the indigenous inhabitants of the Canary Islands- used to call the Wall of Hell. The perfect place to unwind in a natural setting.
La Tejita Beach
A quiet 1km long beach of golden sand located next to the Montaña Roja Special Nature Reserve. Away from any urban centre, this beach has a pleasant beach bar, ideal for a stopover.
One of the most alluring local beaches on the island. A beautiful beach with golden sand and a lovely promenade full of shops.
If you want to experience nature in its purest form, you simply cannot miss Benijo beach. Here, you will enjoy a unique landscape on the island with excellent views of the rock formations of the so-called Roques de Anaga. The sunsets here are simply magical, especially when the undertow of the sea blends in with the red colour of the horizon and the silhouette of the volcanic rocks, rising from the depths of the ocean.
Charco de la Laja
With clear and calm waters, this natural swimming pool is the perfect place to connect with nature in unbeatable surroundings. During your visit, we recommend that you take some time to stroll along the coast and visit the lovely village of San Juan de la Rambla, where you’ll have the chance to try some of the traditional dishes of the delicious Canarian cuisine in any of its many restaurants and taverns.
Located on the edge of a cliff in the area of El Rincón (La Orotava), its black sand surface blends in perfectly with the volcanic formations that go deep into the sea. If you like playing in the waves and surfing, you will have a great time here, as the waves are quite powerful all year round. That is also the reason why you should be extra careful if you decide to go swimming here.