Tenerife's Top 5 beaches For Kids

Taking a holiday is one of the most exciting things to plan for and to do as a family. Deciding on where to go is one thing, but the most important part is planning for the activities to engage in whilst at your destination. 

To ensure quality family fun for you and your kids and also a chance to get some peace and quiet once in a while, you have to pick destinations that offer both things. The Tenerife beaches are a perfect getaway spot for any travel enthusiast and an amazing family vacation spot that will your kids will not soon forget. 

Here are five spectacular Tenerife beaches that are sure to blow your mind.

1. Playa Las Teresitas Beach.

This exotic family beach is located in the North East of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and it is a only a walking distance from the Capital. You can choose to cycle to the beach to get your daily work in and use the bicycle lane to take in the experience up close. If this is not for you, there are buses and cars that provide transport to the beach and it is a smooth and comfortable ride.

The most endearing aspect of the Playa Las Teresitas beach is that it is located in San Andres which is a fishing village. Here you and your family can get a taste of authentic, traditional Tenerife cuisine, rich in culture and taste. The food is fresh and exciting giving your pallet a much deserved work out.

The beach itself is unbelievable, with rich fine golden sand and calm water great for the kids to splash around in safely. In case of any emergencies they are lifeguards and local police available to keep your mind at ease.

There are plenty of fun activities for the family to do like sea bouncy castles and boat rides, that can make this beach a must go to destination on your trip.

2. Playa Las Vistas Beach. 

This beach is located between two major southern resorts; the Las Cristianos and the Las Americas making it an ideal beach if you are staying in either of the two resorts. It is a family friendly beach that has calm waters mainly due to the breakwater. 

The waters have very little waves and your kids can splash about effortlessly and safely without risk of being swept away by any huge waves. This gives you time to relax and really soak in the beautiful ambience. The beach is a great tourist attraction filled with restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other spots providing you with a one stop shop for anything that you may need from food, fun to souvenirs.

Beware of the non-stop sellers that may interrupt your peace and quiet once in a while.

This sun bed filled beach has fine sand and clear water giving you the ideal vacation experience.

3. Playa El Medano Beach. 

The Playa El Medano is a natural sand beach located on the Southeast of the Tenerife on the coast of Granadilla in the town of El Medano. This is the ideal beach for any water-sports enthusiast. The waters have great waves and the beach is packed with different water games like surfing, snorkelling, windsurfing, kite surfing, scuba diving, parasailing, sailing and sea kayaking that make for great fun for both adults and kids. The beach has a playground for the kids at the back with golden and black sands that are fine and smooth. 

The beach is conveniently located just five kilometres from Tenerife South airport, so you can hit the beach just after you arrive or make one more surfing stop just before your departure. Either way you will have a blast. The availability of lifeguards ensures safe fun for everyone especially since a lot of water activities are done here.

4. Playa Jardin Beach.

The Playa Jardin beach is the epitome of peace, quiet and relaxation. The beach is covered n different flowers some of which are native to the Tenerife. The beach is surrounded by exotic gardens, lovely terraces and exquisite cafes overlooking the Puerto La Cruz Playa. If you are looking for some alone time this is the place to be. The beach is relatively more quiet and clean than the other beaches as the presence of sellers is not as high.
The waters are calm and great for a relaxing swim which you can follow with a nice massage on the sun bed. There are great restaurants at the beach an all necessary amenities such as changing rooms, showers, lavatories and even bars. 

The best time to visit this lovely beach is in June during the Puerto de La Cruz San Juan celebrations, where a spectacular firework display fills the Tenerife sky from the Playa Jardin, which is the centrepiece of the entire affair.
This is definitely a great family fun spot especially if you are looking to unwind and enjoy time with your family.

5. Playa Fanabe Beach. 

It is located on Costa Adaje and is linked to Torviscas which is another family beach. It is situated near very exclusive shopping areas allowing you to mix fun with a round of shopping. The fine volcanic sand and calm waters are very attractive and allow sun bathing and pure wholesome relaxation.

Kids can go on jet skies, pedal boats, parasailing, sea bouncy castles and even fly fish. The variety of fun things to do on this beach cannot be exhausted. Safety is also maintained here with amenities like trained life guards and local police situated around the vicinity. 

There are also sun beds, Balinese beds and umbrellas, beach showers, changing rooms, toilets, littering bins, parking spots and access for people who are disabled and even taxi parking just in case you are not up to driving yourself. This makes the experience that more enjoyable.

The Playa Fanabe has a great sea front with lots of restaurants and bars that offer authentic Tenerife cuisines. You should definitely add this beach on your to do list while vacating at the Tenerife.

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