Tenerife is famous for its beaches, in particular the high quality, man made black shingle or sand beaches. These are located mainly around the main tourist resorts and are perfect to visit to relax on, sunbathe and let the kids play on.
Some of the best beaches in Tenerife are located close to Tenerife South Airport (Reina Sofia) and the south of the island which is where the more lively resorts can be found.
Here are our top choices for beaches in Tenerife:
- Playa Del Dulque (Costa Adeje)
Crystal clear waters, cleanliness and high standards make Playa del Duque a high quality and exclusive resort in a very convenient location. There are lots of stylish restaurants to have a relaxing drink and spot of lunch at if you feel hungry and there’s a full range of facilities from ice cream kiosks to showers, changing areas and sunshades.
- Playa De Las Vistas (Los Cristianos)
At the point between Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas the Las Vistas beach is not only one of the largest beaches in the area but also one of the most popular and famous beaches on the island.
- El Bollullo (Puerto de la Cruz)
The beautiful black sands of El Bollullo are a perfect place to relax and do almost nothing. A leisurely walk, sunbathing or swimming and splashing in the clear water of the sea are perfect activities to do on this beautiful beach
- Playa de las Teresitas (Santa Cruz)
Stretching for almost one mile, the palm trees and golden sand of Playa de las Teresitas are perfect to cool off and enjoy the sun at. Widely regarded as the nicest beach in the north of Tenerife this beach is unspoiled and could easily be mistaken as being part of the Caribbean coastline.
- Playa Jardin (Puerto de la Cruz)
Living up to its name, meaning Garden Beach, Playa Jardin is host to a rich and vibrant collection of flowers and plant life and is the vision of Canarian artist Cesar Manrique. With soft, dark sand and a waterfall which cascades over the volcanic rocks, many forms of marine life call the little pools on Playa Jardin their home. Whether you choose to soak up the sun or enjoy the water sport facilities there is lots to enjoy at Playa Jardin.
- Playa del Medano (El Medano)
Golden sands and awesome waves provide the perfect setting for a Tenerife beach holiday. Whether you choose to swim, surf or sunbathe, or even want to relax in the sun whilst the children play, this blue flag beach is a great location to enjoy it all.
No matter which beach or beaches you choose to visit, it is important to make sure that you ensure that you plan your holiday itinerary, including making sure that you book your Tenerife airport transfers to your hotel, villa or apartment. Spend more time exploring the beautiful beaches of Tenerife and less time on planning things such as your Tenerife holiday transfers by booking before you go.