What’s the best Tenerife beach? It’s a question that gets asked regularly and there are plenty of people ready to answer. However, the answer they’ll give won’t tell you what the best Tenerife beach is, it’ll only tell you what their favourite beach is.
To point someone in the direction of a beach that would suit it’s important to know what their personal preferences are. Some people like resort beaches with facilities, bars and restaurants galore. Others like their beaches remote and wild. Like choosing which Tenerife resort would suit someone, it’s horses for courses.
With that in mind, here’s our choice of the best Tenerife beaches to suit various preferences.
Best Tenerife Beach for Families
It has to be Playa Pinta at Puerto Colon in the heart of Costa Adeje. The 180m long, pale golden sand beach is almost completely enclosed by breakwaters which keep the water calm, making it ideal for families with young children. There’s also an inflatable water park which offers loads of fun for all ages. The beach is backed by budget friendly bars and restaurants.
Best Tenerife Beach for Water Based Fun
600m long Playa Fañabe in Costa Adeje offers most choice for taking to the water on banana boats, pedalos, parascending and so on. It’s got plenty of beach bars, Balinese beds, crazy golf and various other fun activities behind the beach, so a good choice if having fun in the sun is your thing.
Best Tenerife Beach for Extreme Water Sports
Head to the surf scene of El Médano where there blue of the sky is broken by the multi-coloured kite-board and windsurfer sails. There’s an almost permanent wind which keeps one of the most attractive beaches on Tenerife generally free from mass tourism.
Best Remote Beach on Tenerife
The trio of black sand beaches starting from El Bollullo on the La Orotava coast near Puerto de la Cruz are the best beaches for anyone who likes their stroll along the sand to be a bit of a walk on the wild side. There’s a beach bar and a traditional restaurant at Bollullo so it’s not exactly castaway remote, but it feels like a million miles away from the resort beaches.
Best Beach For Calm Water Swimming
For me, golden Playa de las Teresitas outside Santa Cruz is the best looking beach on Tenerife. But it can be a breezy playa. A man-made reef means messing about in the water at Teresitas is more like swimming in a lagoon.
Best Resort Beach on Tenerife
Many people like Playa de las Vistas between Los Cristianos and Playa de las Américas, but Playa del Duque is a far more attractive resort beach in my view. The luxury hotels behind the beach are individualistic in style, the bars and restaurants backing the beach are sophisticated and the beach itself looks fabulous. Being cut off from the rest of the main southern resorts by a rocky outcrop with a mock castle on it adds to the upmarket vibe at del Duque.
Best Beach to Get Naked
Playa de la Tejita near El Médano is a kilometre long, so plenty of space to strip off and spread out on the pale sand. The nicest bit is a little protected cove below Montaña Roja at the eastern end of the beach.
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