tenerife beaches adeje
Playa del Camison
Moving in towards Las Americas, this is an artificially created beach with golden sand. Backed by a line of palm trees next to a promenade featuring shops and restaurants, it is packed with sunloungers and umbrellas and, as it is a main tourist area, is likely to be quite busy.
Playa El Cabezo Grande
The main feature of this beach is that the fierce waves found there make it a centre for surfing.
Playa de Las Americas
Las Americas itself, paradoxically, doesn't have a beach as such. From the Camison beach up to Costa Adeje, the coastline is quite rocky. This natural environment boasts a few sunbeds and is ideal for people who want to avoid the crowds.
Eventually, moving on clockwise round the island, we arrive at golden sand again, with this beach that was once actually called Playa de Las Americas (like the town). Totally tourist orientated, it is usually packed with sun worshippers and features sun loungers, umbrellas, showers, toilets and water sport opportunities like jet ski rental.
Playa del Bobo
Next to Playa Troya is this stretch of golden sand. It also has many facilities for tourists, with sunloungers, showers, toilets and changing rooms. A good, safe beach, where the sea is nice and calm for swimming. Police reguarly patrol the area and the beach has the distinction of featuring a rescue speedboat, should anyone get into difficulties.
Playa La Pinta
By now, we've reached the marina of Puerto Colon. Just beyond this, there is the beautiful, crescent-shaped beach, La Pinta. It's quite a sheltered spot and features showers, toilets and frequent police patrols, to ensure your safety.
Further north, this fine beach stretches all the way from Torviscas to the extremely upmarket Del Duque area. With its huge swathe of golden sand, it is one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of the island. It features showers, changing rooms, toilets and has lifeguards standing by. The sea at this point is usually pretty calm, so is ideal for swimming. It's very popular, so can get really crowded.
Playa del Duque
Just the other side of a small promontory from the previous beach is this very, very upmarket artificially created one. Featuring grey sand, it is quite small and select. Very calm offshore waters ensure safe swimming and the whole area is very well kept and clean.
Playa Diego Fernandez
Approaching La Caleta, there is this beautiful swathe of white, volcanic sand, with calm waters ideal for swimming. It doesn't get too crowded.
Playa La Enramada
Next along is this beach of grey, volcanic sand, recently renovated and not crowded at all. At the moment it has no facilities.
Playa La Caleta
Just a bit further on is this small, rocky beach that never gets very crowded. The sea off its shore is usually quite lively, so not the best place to take children. There is also a nudist area.
Further up the Adeje coast is this tiny village with a small inlet that has a little stretch of sand. Totally unspoilt, it is more representative of Tenerife before the tourists arrived.
"Beach paradise" is the translation of this place, next along the coast. The town is a small tourist area and features a cove, rather than a beach, so the name is a bit of a misnomer. There has, however, been a new beach installed, a few palm trees planted and some sunloungers scattered around.
Playa de Callao Salvaje
Right at the northenmost boundary of Adeje is this small village, featuring an equally small beach. It consists of dark sand and rocks, completely non-tourist and, therefore, pretty much deserted most of the time.
tenerife beaches adeje
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