Las Teresitas Beach

Location: San Andres, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Map: see on Google maps
Beach type: urban beach with Blue Flag
Access: Easy access
Facilities: Sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, toilets, bars and restaurants
Nudist friendly: No
Lifeguards: Yes
Parking: Yes
Public Transport: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Situated up in the north, in the small village of San Andres, Playa de las Teresitas is one of the most popular and spectacular beaches in Tenerife. With fine golden sand brought here from Africa, this beach stretches for almost 1,5 km, with splendid views of the Anaga mountains.

Ideal conditions for swimming at Playa de las Teresitas

The waters here are always calm, due to the breakwaters that have been built in order to stop the waves. This makes Las Teresitas the ideal choice for families with small children, who are looking for a safe beach to spend the day. Since this is considered an urban beach, there are also lifeguards on duty every day.

Las Teresitas Beach

Arriving at las Teresitas beach is easy, either by car or by bus. You can use the 910 bus line or you can come with your rental car, driving just 7 km from the capital of Santa Cruz of Tenerife. There are plenty of parking spaces and it seems that the local council is planning to expand their number and also modernize the area.

The calm water makes this place ideal for sports like paddle boarding and kayaking and you can find some for rent right on the beach. Keep in mind that during the winter the temperatures in the north are lower than in the south and the water will also be colder, sometimes less than 18 C.

Las Teresitas Beach & San Andres - a chilled day in the north of Tenerife

This beach has many facilities like showers, sunloungers and umbrellas, with some bars, shops and restaurants right on the beach. Also in the village of San Andres you can find many restaurants that sell fresh seafood and local fish and they offer a more authentic experience than the usual restaurants in the south. You can also explore more around the charming San Andres, which in the past used to be a fishing village.  

During the summer weekends and during public holidays the Playa de las Teresitas can get crowded with tourists and locals also. It’s better to come during the weekdays, so you can explore and relax without lots of people around.

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