Tenerife isn’t exactly renowned for its beaches or for it’s nudism offers, but it has a fair number of naturist beaches dotted around the island.
On the stretch of coast near to the island capital of Santa Cruz, look out for this nudist beaches:
1. Playa de las Gaviotas north of the famous man-made beach of Playa de las Teresitas near Igueste de San Andrés in the north east of the island.
2. Playa de Benijo near Nuestra Señora de Begoña and El Chinobre in the far north.
3. Playa de Fabián.
4. Playa del Draguillo.
In the Puerto de la Cruz area, the best known is the naturist beach of Playa de los Patos, about a half-hour’s walk from the centre of Puerto de la Cruz. Access is not easy but it is highly recommended by local naturists because of its seclusion.
Also recommended are this naturist beaches:
1. Playa del Ancón near to the above-mentioned Los Patos beach.
2. Playa de Garañona near Tacoronte, which is a good beach but can be dangerous.
3. Playa del Camello.
In the south of the island, the best known naturist beach is the Playa La Tejita at El Médano, close to the airport and the big local landmark of the red mountain “Montaña Rojo”. Two other smaller beaches close to this red mountain the Playa de la Montaña Roja and Playa de la Mareta are also popular with local naturists.
Close to Playa de las Americas you’ll find two nudist beaches: the Playa de la Puntilla and the Playa de la Caleta.
Over on the east of the island, the Playa de la Pelada in the Granadilla area is recommended for naturism.
All the naturist beaches mentioned have been recommended by Spain’s own national naturism federation.
One word of warning though. These quieter beaches tend to be narrow and often covered by the tide at high water. Always take care to avoid being cut off by the incoming tide.