Insider's Selection: Top 10 Tenerife Beaches, Recommended by Our Local Team

As a local team dedicated to ensuring you have an unforgettable experience in Tenerife, Club Canary goal is to entice you to return, benefiting both your vacation experience and our opportunity to offer more excursions. To achieve this, we provide top recommendations for beaches, curated by locals and those who have truly experienced what these stunning shores have to offer. We’re here to enhance your journey every step of the way, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Enjoy your adventure in Tenerife!

Woman on the beach with a view of Los Gigantes Cliffs

Best beaches of Tenerife

Is difficult to choose the best beaches of Tenerife, as there are many beautiful beaches on the island. Due to the fact that Tenerife is a volcanic island, there are mostly black sand beaches. However, you can also find white sand beaches in this paradise.

The following are the 10 top beaches in Tenerife:

  • Playa del Duque
  • Playa de Torviscas
  • Playa de Los Cristianos
  • Playa Diego Hernández
  • Playa de Abama
  • Playa de Las Teresitas
  • Playa de La Tejita
  • Playa de Los Gigantes
  • Playa Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz
  • Playa de Benijo

🏖️ 7 Best White Sand beaches in Tenerife

Most of the best white sand beaches in Tenerife are located in the south of the island. Here are some of the notable white sand beaches on the island:

🌴 Playa del Duque, a turquoise water beach in the luxurious area of Tenerife

Playa del Duque is one of the best beaches in Tenerife south. The color of the water stands out for having a turquoise tone.

Playa del Duque

🌊 Playa de Torviscas: the white sand paradise of Costa Adeje

Playa de Torviscas is a white sand beach and so is Playa Fañabé. Both constitute one of the most popular areas in the south of Tenerife. The beach lies alongside the port of Costa Adeje, and many people returning from a whale watching excursion or from a private boat trip choose to spend the rest of their day relaxing here.

Playa de Torviscas

☀️ Playa de Los Cristianos: Las Vistas beach

The best known beach in Los Cristianos is Las Vistas beach. Las Vistas is another popular beach with tourists and locals alike. In this beach you can do activities such as a kayaking in Los Cristianos or diving in Tenerife.

Playa de Los Cristianos

🌴 Diego Hernández: the hippie beach of the island

Diego Hernández beach is also called the Tenerife Hippie beach, because many people used to live in the caves along the beach. On Club Canary’s jet ski safari, you pass this beach and you can see closely the caves, where the previous residents lived.

Playa Diego Hernández

🌊 Playa de Abama: a hidden gem at the foot of the cliff

This beach is a gem and therefore belongs in part to The Ritz-Carlton, Abama hotel. The beach is free to enter, but you have to walk a bit to get there, including a large stairway. This Tenerife white sandy beach has incredibly clear and crystalline waters.

Playa de Abama

☀️ Playa de Las Teresitas, the most famous beach among the residents of North Tenerife

Playa de Las Teresitas is a spaciously laid-out white sand beach in the north of Tenerife. This is the beach where the locals of Tenerife meet up with family and friends to spend a nice day. The water is very calm and the beach has many facilities, including lots of beach bars and food trucks.

Playa de Las Teresitas

🌴 Playa de La Tejita, the beach of the notorious red mountain

The Playa de La Tejita in El Medano has white sand, although depending on the light and time of day it can look a little reddish. Due to the tide and the wind, this beach is used for sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Playa de La Tejita

🏖️ 3 Best Black Sand Beaches in Tenerife

🌊 Playa de los Guíos: under the magnificent Los Gigantes cliffs

This black sand beach in Los Gigantes is called ‘Los Guíos’. Laying on this beach while admiring the cliffs is one of the best things to do in Los Gigantes.

Playa de Los Gigantes

☀️ Playa Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz: Teide views from the beach

Playa Jardín is an urban black sand beach in the north of Tenerife. Very close there is a nice square nearby called Plaza del Charco, which is certainly worthwhile visiting if  you want to get a drink or have a delicious meal.

Playa Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz

🌴 Playa de Benijo: an enchanting black sand beach in the north of the island

Playa de Benijo is a stunning dark-sanded beach located in the north of Tenerife, close to the area of Anaga Rural Park. Playa de Benijo is one of the quietest and most isolated beaches of Tenerife. It is advisable to visit this beach when the tide is low or in the hours close to low tide.

Playa de Benijo

Find the 10 mentioned beaches in this map

If you travel to Tenerife, you can not miss visiting these top beaches in Tenerife. Club Canary wishes you lots of beach fun, and let us know in the comments what your most favorite beach in Tenerife is! You can consult here the map of top beaches in Tenerife and check out the exact location of each of them.

Tenerife beaches and more! ☀️

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