The island of Tenerife has many attractions beyond the beaches, but there is no doubt that many tourists, although there is a wide range of experiences to discover during a stay on the island of Tenerife, continue to see its beautiful beaches as one of its main tourist attractions.
On the island of Tenerife you may find many different beaches, from beaches of black volcanic sand to white sand beaches, beaches with very calm waters or beaches perfect for practicing sports such as surfing, beaches within the cities themselves with easy access and a lot of people, or inaccessible beaches, paradises where you practically are alone or with very few people around you.
In fact there are very different beaches you can find between northern and southern Tenerife, one of the main differences that we discussed in our article “7 differences between the south and north of Tenerife“.
Given that the beaches of Tenerife are one of the main privileges that can be enjoyed by people of Tenerife and tourists who visit us, we will propose you the 5 best beaches of Tenerife during your future trip to Tenerife, so that you visit at least some of them.
1. Playa de Benijo – Taganana
They are two different beaches, but we have grouped them in one since they are one after the other on the road and both have similar characteristics.
The beaches of Benijo and Taganana are in the north of Tenerife in the municipality of Anaga. The journey by road is very beautiful, but if you tend to get dizzy on winding roads you need to be prevented, because to get to this beach will have to endure numerous curves.
Keep in mind that if this is the first time you go, you may be feeling that instead of going to the beach, you go for a hike in the mountains, because to get there, you must first raise up the Anaga mountains and then back down the coast on the other side of it.
If you’re lucky enough to find a sunny day during the descent after passing the tunnel, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery you can see from the viewpoints along the road as it lowers towards the beach. Another experience that will overwhelm you, will be the sunsets that can be enjoyed in either of the two beaches.
Both beaches are black sand and gravel, although the farthest of them, Benijo, you only can access by a long staircase down to touch the sand. You should also know that the latter is a nude beach.
2. Playa de la Tejita
Tejitas Beach is probably the most beautiful of all the southern part of Tenerife, located specifically on El Medano beach. It is about one kilometer long, and in a small area of it you can find hammocks and umbrellas for those who prefer this rather than laying directly on the sand.
From this beach you can enjoy the view to the Red Mountain volcano. Among the things you should consider before your visit to Tejitas Beach is that to get there you first have to come by car and then walk an unpaved road. Plus it is recommended that you take prepared food and drinks with you as in the area you will not find any kiosk where you can buy anything you need for the day without starving or without dehydration.
If we look for any inconvenience of this beach is that it is an area which is usually quite windy, which however is an attraction for surfing, bodyboarding, and windsurfing.
It is a beach where nude bathing is permitted.
3. Playa de los Patos
The Playa de los Patos is located in the beautiful municipality of La Orotava. It is a beach of great scenic attraction and very little crowded, partly because of the difficulty of access to reach it, because sometimes it can be something dangerous. This beach is especially visited by surfers, due to the quality of the waves you can find here, as well as nudists. For directions and more information about Playa de los Patos, visit the article on our blog dedicated to this beach.
4. Playa de Diego Hernández
Despite the beauty of the Playa de Diego Hernandez, it is a not very busy beach. It is a small cove in the town of Adeje where you can find amazing crystalline waters and from where you can see the island of La Gomera. It is advisable to visit this beach on days where the tide is low, since otherwise it will be difficult to find a place in the sand.
5. Playa Jardín
We could not miss on our list, the wonderful Playa Jardin, which we have already discussed in detail in our blog. It is the beach par excellence of Puerto de la Cruz, located under the mantle and constant supervision of the Teide and Orotava Valley that is visible from the beach. It is a set of three beaches that meet at a single seafront complex built by Cesar Manrique and where numerous activities such as the Festival of San Juan or sports tournaments are held in the summer months, especially in July at the Fiestas of Puerto de la Cruz.
A beach especially visited by families and tourists, easily accessible and only a 10 minutes drive from the Apartments Ambassador.
If you want to know this beach and all the countless places you can visit in Puerto de la Cruz and the surrounding area, we encourage you to come to the Apartments Ambassador where our staff will be at your service to make your stay at Puerto de la Cruz and on the island of Tenerife memorable. Book now and enjoy everything that is waiting for you in Tenerife!