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Great Beaches of Tenerife

July 21, 2010 by  
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On any Canary Island holidays an excursion to Tenerife Island is a must. Tenerife Island is known as “The Island of Eternal Spring” with a prefect climate any time of the year. The Tenerife coastline offers something for everyone – watersports, scuba diving, sunbathers, and nudist.

Playa Jardin which translated into English means ‘garden beach’ was the master plan of Canaric artist Cesar Manirique. The shore is kissed with black sand and the beach is framed by beautiful gardens. The beach is separated by rocks into three different beaches the last of which has cascades which are a favorite for young kids to swim in. Whether you want to rent a beach umbrella or play in the surf it is worth a visit bringing your flip-flops as the sand can get very hot.

El Bollullo beach is a black sand beach flanked by volcanic rock. The beach is for anyone who wants to get away from the crowds, sunbathe and play in the beautiful water. Be aware that it is bordered by two popular nudist beaches. It is a beautiful setting but does not offer that many amentities.

Playa De Las Teresitas is an essential part of any Tenerife Island holiday. Though a man made beach it offers the feel of a natural beach. This will give you the feel of the Sahara golden yellow sand that was brought in from Africa. If you are tired of swimming or sunbathing there is always a volleyball game or some other type of beach activity. There are also plenty of reasonably priced restaurants and bars.

Playa de Roque is a photographers paradise with excellent views of the coastline. This may not become your favorite swimming beach because of the strong current. It is a great place to relax and sunbath and watch the surfers. Feeling adventurous you may want try your hand at surfing. Playa de Roque beach offers several restaurants and coffee shops.

Playa del Medano on any day you will see several windsurfers this where several windsurfing championships take place. The persistent ocean breeze offers relief on really warm days. It’s a popular beach for families as it is safe for young children with it shallow water and the sand is great for building sand castles.

You will never be far from a great beach on your Tenerife holidays so make sure to bring a smile and plenty of sunscreen.

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