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Beaches of Tenerife

Tenerife is an isle in the Atlantic ocean, that's why there are a lot of beaches. Totally, there are 140 natural beaches as well as especially organized for the visitors of the isle. The colour of the sand in black and sometimes gold, though there are a lot of stone beaches. There are nudist beaches in Tenerife as well as the Blue flag beaches. In 2008 9 beaches of Tenerife received the right to be called beaches of the "Blue flag". The campaign "Blue flag" is aimed to create not only clean beaches, but there also should be a high level of sanitary, beach-rescue service and first-aide service. Blue flag is assigned to the beach that meets the following  requirements: clean water, condition quality, safety, infrastructure and services. 


This is the biggest natural beach with volcanic sand in Tenerife. Nevertheless, it is not the only thing that makes it famous. Besides the nature, the famous canary artist César Manrique additionally organized it. Precisely he has become the a...


It is one of the most popular beaches of the most famous resort zone of Tenerife, which expands for some kilometres. Together with the hotels along the coast, there is a chain of organized beaches. Fañabe is a big beach with volcanic sand wher...

Las Vistas

One of the longest and most famous natural beaches with yellow sand, which comes from the bottom. Thanks to the wave breaks and drowned flows protection the water is always very quiet. In the middle of the beach, there is a fountain on the bulk stone...

El Duque

A small but very picturesque beach in the zone of the most luxury hotels and villas of the Costa Adeje. The yellow sand and dark blue ocean are the treasure of this beach, which has become the favourite place for the local photographers. The visitors...

Las Teresitas

It is the main and the most famous beach of Tenerife. Gold sand was brought here from Sahara (approximately around 4 million of sacks were transported to build the beach). This beach is called a miracle of the engineer idea: to protect the beach from...

La Arena

A small natural beach with black sand. During 5 years, it receives the blue flag. The water is quiet but sometimes there are big waves. Moreover, there are drowned flows which change their intensity depending on the weather. The coast breaks very clo...

Nudist beaches of Tenerife



• Playa de los Patos (Orotava)

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• Playa de Diego Hernandes (Adeje)

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• Playa la Montaña Amarilla (San Miguel)

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• Playa de la Montaña Pelada (Granadilla)

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• Playa de la Montaña Roja (close to Tejita, Granadilla)

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• Playa de Las Gaviotas (Santa-Cruz)

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