Tenerife is home to some of the finest beaches in Europe. Far from the stereotypical image of the Spanish coastline thronged with visitors in summer, it’s not hard to find a black or white sandy beach on the island that is free of crowds, or even deserted at certain times of the day.
Depending on your tastes, there’s a Tenerife beach to suit your preferences. A quick stop-off on the way back from visiting an attraction, or a whole day’s lounging on soft sands – you’ll find all you need to keep the family fed and watered at the nearby bars and restaurants.
From tranquil shores to surfing hot-spots, the Tenerife coastline ranges from lively to secluded and provides the perfect chill-out location whether you enjoy swimming, beach sports, or simply topping up your tan.
Without doubt the finest beach in Tenerife. The pure white sand slopes gently down to the turquoise sea lending an almost Caribbean feel to the landscape.
There are luxury sun beds for hire and plenty of opportunities to experience a relaxing full body massage to rub away the stresses of the outside world.
The smart promenade has a number of exclusive cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a top-class meal after a day topping up your suntan.
This beautiful sandy beach stretches from the port area in Los Cristianos to the bustling Compestela Beach on the outskirts of Playa de las Americas.
The seafront promenade gives access to the great variety of cafes, bars and restaurants which overlook the bay.
There is a good range of facilities including sun beds, pedalos, lifeguards and first aid. Watersports enthusiasts can enjoy parascending and the thrills of the giant banana.
This long stretch of sand to the west of Playa de Las Americas is the perfect day out for families with children of any age.
The promenade is packed with shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants and there are playgrounds, trampolines and various attractions to keep the kids occupied throughout the day.
Watersports are a speciality here, with a dedicated sports centre offering jet-biking, waterskiing, wakeboarding, parascending and much more.
Located in front of the Palm Beach Club in Playa de las Americas, this sandy beach is one of the first manmade beaches on the island.
The two enormous break waters ensure safe swimming conditions throughout the year, and there are sun beds and sun shades for hire to make you comfortable throughout the day.
Located on the promenade is the excellent Monkey Beach Bar which serves a great range of drinks, cocktails and food throughout the day and evening.
This lively beach in Los Cristianos harbour is the ideal spot for families. A stone’s throw from the town’s main streets with their wide variety of tourist shops and food outlets, this vast stretch of golden sand and tranquil ocean is perfect for a day under the Canarian sun.
There is always something going on, from volleyball games and water sports to local fairs and fiestas. The kids are free to play while the adults kick back and relax too, as the harbour provides safe swimming in the bay.
Sit on one of the many benches in the recently revamped walkway along the beachfront, or lie back on a sun lounger and watch boats come and go in the distance as the clear waters lap at the warm sand.