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Beaches in Tenerife

Updated: 26-04-2012 by

Tenerife Beaches Golden Sand, Busy and Quiet Found in the South

Beaches found on the island of Tenerife are quite diverse and although many people think that they black volcanic ones aren't very inviting, they are mistaken because these beaches are quite stunning. Of course there are some wonderful golden sand beaches too and the ones in the main tourist areas have all the facilities a person needs including toilets, showers and changing rooms. On top of this you'll find sun loungers on these beaches that you can hire for a very small fee.

Where can I find golden sand beaches in the south of the island?

There are a lot of golden sand beaches in the south of Tenerife. Some get quite crowded especially the more popular ones in the tourist areas like Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

Here are a few sandy beaches in Arona:

  • Playa Las Galletas
  • Playa Los Cristianos 
  • Playa Las Vistas

Sandy beaches in Adeje:

  • Playa del Camison 
  • Playa de Las Americas 
  • Playa Troya
  • Playa del Bobo
  • Playa Fañabe
  • Playa Diego Fernandez
  • El Puertito
  • Playa Paraiso

Sandy beaches in Guia de Isora:

  • Playa de Abama 

Sandy beaches in Granadilla:

  • Playa La Jaquita
  • Playa de La Tejita
  • Playa Leocadio Machado

Sandy beaches in Santiago del Tiede:

  • Playa de La Arena 

Which are the most popular beaches on the south of the Island?

By far the most popular beaches in the south of Tenerife are around Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

Where can I find a nice quiet beach in the south of the island?

There are some lovely quiet beaches in the south some of which are quite hard to get down to and a lot of them are gray volcanic sand or pebble beaches.

Quiet beaches in Granadilla:

  • Playa Pelada
  • Playa Secreta

 

Quiet beaches in Adeje:

  • Playa Diego Fernandez
  • Playa La Caleta – there is a nudist area here
  • El Puertito
  • Playa de Callao Salvaje

Quiet beaches in Guia de Isora:

  • Playa de San Juan
  • Playita de Alcala 

Quiet beaches in San Miguel:

  • Playa Colmenares