Playa de Las Gaviotas - Naturist friendly beach in Tenerife North

Playa de las Gaviotas in Tenerife

Located in the town with the same name, Las Gaviotas beach is charming and well worth a visit if you have a rental car and want to explore more of the north. It’s easy to get to Las Gaviotas from Santa Cruz and you can drive all the way to the beach, although there are not many parking spaces.

Location: Las Gaviotas, municipality Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Map: see on Google maps
Beach type: Urban beach, Black sand
Access: Easy access
Facilities: None
Nudist friendly: yes
Lifeguards: No
Parking: Yes
Public Transport: No
Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Las Gaviotas beach is actually situated very close to the much popular Playa de Las Teresitas, the golden sand beach for which Santa Cruz de Tenerife is famous.

Playa de Las Gaviotas is 200 m long, with dark volcanic sand and is sheltered by a tall massif that helps protect it from the wind.

Las Gaviotas is recognized as a nudist beach, so don’t act too surprised when you arrive here. However, this beach is pretty isolated and away from the big tourist resorts, so the occupancy is usually low, especially during winter months. There are no facilities or restaurants close by, so if you want to spend some time here you should bring your own food.  

The best time to visit is during low tide, so you enjoy the whole beauty of the place. Also, keep in mind the fact that because of its location and the tall mountain behind it, the sun disappears around 5 or 6 PM, so make sure to visit while the sun is still out.

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