Tenerife has eleven beaches awarded the coveted blue flag for providing safe bathing conditions. Two other beaches are awarded the blue flag only during the high season due to the withdrawal of some services during low season for cost saving.

All Blue Flags are awarded to beaches for one year at a time, and are re-assessed every year to ensure beaches are still compliant with the standards required.

If the criteria are not fulfilled during the season, or the conditions change, the Blue Flag may be withdrawn.

Here is a list of the current blue flag beaches on Tenerife. Some beaches will have blue flags flying during the season, but as previously mentioned, have them withdrawn out of season as they may withdraw lifeguard cover to save money for example.

Beaches are awarded the Blue Flag based on compliance with 33 criteria covering the following:

  1. Environmental Education and Information

  2. Water Quality

  3. Environmental Management

  4. Safety and Services

Tenerife Blue Flag Beaches

Playa El Duque

Costa Adeje, south Tenerife. Golden sand, 700m length. Toilets, showers, restaurants, lifeguard, sunbed and parasol hire, water sport equipment hire, disabled access.

Playa Jardin

Puerto de la Cruz, north Tenerife. Black sand, 700m length. Toilets, showers, restaurants, bars, lifeguard, sunbed and parasol hire.

Playa La Arena

Puerto de Santiago, south Tenerife. Blanc sand, 125m. Toilets, showers, changing rooms, lifeguard, restaurants, sunbed and parasol hire, water sport equipment hire, disabled access.

Playa Fañabe

Costa Adeje, south Tenerife. Golden sand, 700m length. Toilets, showers, lifeguard, restaurants, bars, sunbed and parasol hire, water sports equipment hire, disabled access.

Playa Troya I & Troya II

Playa de las Americas, south Tenerife. Golden sand 650m length. Toilets, showers, restaurants, bars, lifeguard, sunbed and parasol hire, water sports equipment hire, disabled access.

Playa San Telmo

Puerto de la Cruz, north Tenerife. Black sand and volcanic rocks, 350m length. Showers, restaurants, police, disabled access.

Playa El Socorro

Los Realajos, north Tenerife. Black volcanic sand and pebbles, 350m length. Toilets, showers, restaurant, lifeguard, car park.

Playa San Juan

Playa San Juan, south Tenerife. Black sand, pebbles and volcanic rocks, 500m length. Toilets, showers, sunbed and parasol hire, restaurants, car park.

Playa Torviscas

Costa Adeje, south Tenerife. Golden sand, 700m length. Toilets, showers, lifeguard, restaurants, bars, sunbed and parasol hire, water sports equipment hire, disabled access.

Seasonal Blue Flag Beaches

These beaches only fly the blue flag during high season.

Playa El Medano

El Medano, south Tenerife. Golden sand, 1150m length. Toilets, showers, lifeguard, restaurants, bars.

Piscinas de Bajamar

Bajamar, north Tenerife. Natural rock pools. Changing rooms, restaurants.