Tenerife Insider Tips .

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES OF TENERIFE

De mooiste stranden van Tenerife: strandwachtstoel op strand

In this chapter an overview of the most beautiful beaches of Tenerife

Sun, sea and beaches: the best ingredients for a relaxing holiday. Walk barefoot through the surf as the warm sun reflects off the crystal clear water. Stop along the way for a cold beer in a cozy beach bar. In Tenerife this is possible about 365 days a year!

But first: a few important Insider Tips:

Don't underestimate the sun

Tenerife has a wonderful, and above all constant, climate. In summer it rarely exceeds 30ºC and in winter, at least in the coastal regions, the temperature fluctuates between 20ºC and 23ºC.

The Canary Islands are located just above the Tropic of Cancer, not far from the West African coast. As a result, the UV radiation is much more intense than in Northern Europe ..

So remember to regularly apply a good sunscreen

De mooiste stranden van Tenerife. Illustratie van Flesje zonne-creme factor 50
Slip-Slop-Slap!
Gele Vlag op het strand van La Caleta
Yellow flag: be careful!
Blauwe vlag: foto van blauwe vlag op strand van La Caleta
Blue flag

Swimming in the Ocean

Tenerife is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The water temperature at the coast is on average around 20.3 ºC and therefore suitable for a cooling dip all year round.

But beware: the Ocean can be treacherous at times. It is therefore very important to follow the directions of the lifeguard, and to keep an eye on the color of the beach flags :

  • Green: It is safe to swim. However, always be careful.
  • Yellow: Potentially dangerous, do not swim too far from the shore and stay alert.
  • Red: Don't swim. Not even if you're a great swimmer. In some places there can be a dangerous undertow, which is not always visible from the surface of the water. By ignoring the red flag you are not only endangering yourself, but potentially the life of the lifeguard.

Apart from these three flags, some beaches also have a blue flag, which stands for the quality of the beach. It is a kind of certificate to show that the beach meets different quality requirements. This year  12 blue flags have been awarded in Tenerife. 

Finally: Protect not only yourself, but also the flora and fauna of the Ocean. So do not leave any waste, plastic or cigarette butts on the beach or in the water.

The best beaches in Tenerife

Tenerife has countless beaches. This varies from small, barely accessible bays, to long sandy beaches with fine sand, sun loungers and trendy beach bars.

Although the north of the island has a few stunning beaches, the south of the island is definitely the place you want to stay if your are looking for a relaxing beach holiday.

To make it a bit more structured, I have sorted the beaches by municipality.

Click on the map for a link to the most beautiful beaches in the relevant municipality, with useful information about:

  • sunbeds (and the best prices)
  • chiringuitos (hip beach bars)
  • availability of toilets and showers
  • rental lockers
  • beach assistance for people with mobility problems 
  • type of sand
  • the best sundowner beaches
  • Insider Tips for beaches 'Off the Beaten Track'  
De mooiste stranden van Tenerife: Map met gemeente Adeje gehighlight
Adeje - Beaches