Sun, Sea and Sand: Tenerife’s Best Beaches

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Beautiful Tenerife, Spain.

With several national parks, amusements parks, museums, water parks, outdoor activities and beautiful beaches, Tenerife is one of the most popular destinations for tourists around the world. It is the largest island of all the Canary Islands, and is also the most populous island of Spain too. When it comes to major attractions, the Parque Nacional Canadas – a stunning national park with incredible views & lava fields – really does stand out. However there’s no bigger natural attraction in Tenerife than its beaches, with the island offering some of the most amazing shorelines in Europe! Let’s take a look at some of the beaches you simply can’t miss out on.

Playa del Duque

Located on the southern part of Tenerife, Playa del Duque is renowned for being one of Europe’s cleanest beaches. It is full of exclusive resorts and boutiques epitomizing chic and sassy, and it’s no wonder the shoreline is so popular among the more well-to-do visitors on the island. Thankfully however, anyone can enjoy what Duque has to offer, and with its well-kept golden sands and crystal clear waters that lap at the shores, this is a beach made for any sand-lover. Playa Del Duque has recently earned the top beach award of EU for its cleanliness, high quality services and outstanding facilities, and is a great choice for families with young children.

El Medano

Despite being among the best Tenerife beaches for its recreational activities, El Medano hasn’t yet been affected by tourism overdevelopment. This beach thrives due to its awesome waves, instead of the exclusive resorts that fill the area, and it also has a great nightlife scene too! Surfing is the main activity at this beach, although it has been split into two zones – one for surfing and the other for families & swimmers. El Medano is also the home of the World Kite Surfing Championships every year, which all kinds of surfers taking to the waves to show off their different tricks.

La Arena

La Arena is one of the standout beaches in Tenerife, mainly because of its fine golden sands and pristine water, but also due to the excellent natural setting it is surrounded by. This beautiful landscape provides holidaymakers with the ideal location for a family beach outing, and the crystal clear water is one of the warmest around the island! With a broad array of quality services, including numerous restaurants, hotels and shops in the resort town nearby, the beach is a certain must-visit. To get the best deals on flights to Tenerife this year, head to this website for some amazing offers.

El Camison

Regarded as one of the safest swimming beaches in Tenerife, El Camison is a small shoreline located between the Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos tourist resorts. This beach offers the perfect balance between a unique, pristine nature and outstanding facilities, making it quite popular with older couples. With some of the best swimming conditions on the island, largely due to the breakwater that protects it from big waves as well as dangerous currents, El Camison offers a wealth of restaurants serving both traditional Canarian cuisine and contemporary dishes.


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