Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands, and one of the most popular for tourists. Approximately five million holidaymakers travel to the island every year, with the majority visiting from the UK. There are many reasons why so many Brits choose Tenerife for their holidays, but guaranteed good weather, great food and, of course, the wonderful white sandy beaches in Tenerife are at the top of the list. It’s for these very reasons that Tenerife is on our travel bucket list for 2018! And with ‘Blue Monday’ approaching, a day we reckon is best spent dreaming of blue seas and skies, what better time to plan your winter sun getaway? So, for your ultimate guide to top Tenerife beaches, look no further:
What are the Beaches Like in Tenerife?
There are all sorts of beaches in Tenerife, from white sand beaches to black beaches (made from unusual looking, black volcanic sand), with secluded beaches for couples to relax and lots of family-friendly, man-made beaches with crystal clear waters that are close to some of the best resorts in Tenerife.
Which are the Best Beaches in Tenerife?
The biggest beach is Las Vistas, which joins onto Los Cristianos and Los Cristianos harbour. Las Vistas is a very pretty beach, but it can get a bit noisy with ferries to La Gomera travelling frequently in and out of the harbour.
El Camison, located on the other side of Las Vistas, is great for watersports such as jet-skiing, pedalo and banana boat activities. Although El Camison is smaller than Las Vistas, it is still a very popular beach with plenty to keep the whole family entertained.
La Troya, next to El Camison, is also known as Veronica’s beach as it is located beside Veronica’s Strip in the heart of Playa de Las Americas, part of town famous for its clubbing, bars and night life. Although it can be a bit grubby, as a result (perhaps) of the Veronica’s Strip nightlife, it is the second largest beach in Las Americas, and boasts a lively atmosphere.
If you’re wondering which is the best family-friendly beach in Tenerife, then look no further than Puerto Colón, situated beside Las Americas marina. Here you’ll find a selection of anchored inflatables in the sea, including slides and climbing walls, that can be enjoyed by both children and adult beachgoers.
If it’s more relaxation you’re after, the pleasant surroundings, parasols and sun loungers of Fanabe beach may be more your style. This is the preferred beach of the sun-worshipper who values a bit of peace and quiet, compared to the action-packed atmosphere of the other beaches.
So, take your pick of the best beaches in South Tenerife – and don’t forget to slap on the sunscreen!