Black Sand or Yellow Sand Beaches of Tenerife

Tenerife has a very wide range of beaches for visitors to the island to choose from, and, of course, beaches are what most holidaymakers want when they are away on vacation. There are black sand beaches, made from the natural volcanic sand, and there are yellow sand beaches, made with sands transported from the Western Sahara, or made with sand collected from the seabed. There are very big beaches and small sheltered ones, there are beaches at resorts where it could be very simple to get to them, and there are remote beaches which can be only accessible by footpaths and even by boat, in some cases. The beach at Masca is like that because it is only accessible by boat or by taking an extended and quite troublesome climb down a ravine. There are rocky beaches and blended beaches the place there are rocks and pebbles and sand. With all the different types of beaches available you are certain to seek out the kind of beach you like greatest somewhere on the island. So let’s take a look at some of the greatest beaches of Tenerife.

Playa de las Teresitas beach at the village of San Andres, just up the coast from Santa Cruz the capital of Tenerife, is believed by many people to be the very best beach within the island. It is made from golden-yellow Sahara sand and is a very long beach. There’s a breakwater that makes Las Teresitas safe for bathers. It has palm bushes on the high of the beach making it look very tropical and exotic, it has a car-park, and may be very straightforward to get to by road.

In the south of the island are the primary vacationer resorts of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, and never surprisingly these locations have yellow sand beaches. Playa de las Vistas is one of the most popular of the beaches of the former resort, whilst Playa de Troya is the primary beach at Las Americas. It offers watersports, sun-beds, eating places and different facilities. Additional up the coast are the beaches of Fanabe and Torviscas.

Also, within the south are the beaches of El Medano. Playa la Tejita is an enormous sandy beach right here that is very popular. The only problem with El Medano is it gets very windy however this has made it best for windsurfers.

We find many of the black sand beaches in the north of Tenerife, and among the finest is known as Playa Jardin (“Backyard Beach”) on the resort of Puerto de la Cruz. Awarded European Blue Flag status, this long beach has attractive gardens on the top, hence its name. It is usually proper by Loro Parque (“Parrot Park”), a location very talked-about with vacationers on trip in the Canary Islands.

Additional down the northwest coast, right by the town of Icod de los Vinos, famous for its 1,000-year-old dragon tree, we find the black sandy beach of San Marcos. Sheltered by cliffs and with a seafront with loads of bars and restaurants, this is a real hidden gem, and a very talked-about beach with people who have discovered it.

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