These secret beaches of Tenerife are treasures of the island. Lost, hidden and without a trace of human contact. Almost all have a complicated access, but that’s the beauty of them, that’s what makes them so special, so I would say it is worth visiting them. If you need to escape the noise and connect with nature in its purest and wildest form, find one of these secret beaches.
- Playa de Antequera.
The only way to access the hidden beach of Antequera is by following a path; it is located in Igueste de San Andrés, north of the island. This beach, 400m long and 25m wide, is made of gray sand; when the sea level rises, the sand zone disappears. In addition, nudism is quite common, which makes it even more natural and wild.
- Playa de Almáciga.
Playa de Almáciga is one of the three secret beaches of Taganana, a charming town that managed to keep its traditions intact; this beach, 300m long and 35m wide, is a combination of small rocks and black sand. The waves are big and strong, that’s why the beach is ideal for surfing, in fact, the Taganana area has several surf schools; there is a parking space of about 50 places.
- Playa de Benijo.
Benijo is the most secret and secluded beach in the Taganana area, with its black, volcanic sand and views of the Roques de Anaga; by car you can get to an area where you find some traditional restaurants offering Canarian food. From there you can walk down the stairs and reach the beach; its dimensions are approximately 300m in length and 30m in width and the waves are sometimes quite large and strong. It is an ideal beach for surfing, but caution is advised. Seeing the sunset behind Roques de Anaga, is something you can not miss.
- Playa del Bollullo.
The secluded Playa del Bollullo is located in the area of El Rincon, La Orotava, Tenerife north; if you are fond of big waves and water sports, this beach is for you. This black sand beach, 200m long and 40m wide, has a couple of bars and restaurants and a rental service for sunbeds and umbrellas. Access is a bit limited, you can get there on foot from Puerto de la Cruz, which would take you about 45 minutes, or from the restaurant “El Bollullo”, following a path, is the fastest way.
- Playa Diego Hernandez.
Diego Hernandez Beach, also known as Playa Blanca, is located in the municipality of Adeje, near the beach of La Caleta, Tenerife south; this beach of golden sand is small, it is about 80m long and 25m wide. To access it, it is necessary to reach the beach of La Caleta and walk about 20 minutes from there. It is recommended to visit it when the sea level is low, due to the fact that the sand area disappears when the sea level is high.
- Playa de la Garañona.
Playa de la Garañona is located between the areas of Tacoronte and Sauzal, Tenerife north. To get to the beach, you have to go to Mesa del Mar, a town with impressive natural pools. The road is a bit complicated, but it’s worth the effort. Playa de la Garañona has got 1km x 300m of black sand.
- Playa el Ancón.
This black sand beach is located in the area of La Orotava, Tenerife north. Like most of Tenerife’s secret beaches, it does not have easy access, the only way is on foot, walking about 20-30 meters on a path. The beach is so hidden, that most people do not even know it exists; there are no lifeguards or other services, so be careful, the sea can be very unpredictable in the north.
- Playa de Montaña Pelada.
Montaña Pelada is a Natural Monument, located in Granadilla de Abona, Tenerife south. It has stunning views of a volcanic cone formed by an underwater eruption, a wonder of nature. This white sand beach is very small and can be accessed from the village of El Medano.
- Playa de la Fajana.
This 130-meter-long beach is located in the protected natural area of Rambla de Castro, the coast of the municipality of Los Realejos, Tenerife north. The road to this beach is an adventure, you need to follow a path, walk up some stairs and finally, walk on the rocky coastal area. Most people do not have patience for this, which basically means that you will be there almost alone, relaxing on this deserted and heavenly beach.
- Playa de Masca.
This trip includes a visit to two of the most famous natural attractions of Tenerife, the Masca gorge and the beach at the end of it; this is made of black sand and can be accessed in two ways, walk down the canyon from the the Masca village, which can take 3-4 hours with beautiful views of the sea or going to the harbour of Los Gigantes and take a boat to this remote location.
Come to Tenerife and enjoy the nature in its full blossom!