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A guide to the 7 Best Nudist Beaches in Tenerife

On the hunt for a beautiful sandy beach to fully top up your tan (because we all know that swimwear tan-lines are 100% annoying!), or a cosy cove to take a dip in the nude? Well look no further. We’ve put together for you, a list of the top 8 Nudist beaches on the island of Tenerife, and there’s something on it for everyone.

Whilst going topless on beaches is common practice and totally accepted in sunnier spots, it’s always nice knowing that there are areas where you can bare all and feel the sun on your skin. Keep reading to find out just where you can do that!

Playa Montaña Roja

This quiet and calm cove is a great option for those looking to dip their toes into the world of Nudism for the first time. Spanning only 50m in length, this secluded spot tucked away next to the beautiful terracotta sands of the Montaña Roja really is stunning. Located just south of El Medano, your journey to this beach is made even better by the opportunity to take in the vast landscape and mountains as you edge closer to the coast, and finally take a dip in warm, Atlantic waters. If you’re ready to feel the sun on your skin and surround yourself with likeminded people, then Playa Montaña Roja should definitely be on your list of nude beaches to visit.

Playa de la Tejita

Feel at one with nature and soak up the sun on the beautiful La Tejita beach. Stretching one kilometre, this peaceful paradise is perfect for those that desire tranquillity but also an easy commute. This area has been classed as a protected nature reserve, so no cars are allowed on it, however, there is ample parking nearby which then leads down several paths that branch off to the beach for super-easy access!

If water sports are something you enjoy, then this location should be on your list to visit, as its weather conditions make it perfect for bodyboarding and all types of surfing! Overall, this unspoilt and un-touristy beach of golden sands, nestled right next to the Montaña Roja, gives you everything you need.

Playa de las Gaviotas

If you’re wanting to escape entirely from the hustle and bustle of a busy city and busy beach atmosphere, then Playa de la Gaviotas is right up your alley!

Standing at the foot of the Anaga Mountain Range and just near the capital, this beach is accessible yet boasts enough seclusion to completely relax. Fine black sands stretch across 250m of land and work in harmony with the breath-taking surrounding nature to provide visitors with complete tranquillity. And if you fancy getting a bit more active, then the waves here are perfect for surfing.

Playa de los Patos

If you’re looking for a really authentic nude beach experience, then the Playa de los Patos will give you just that! Tucked away in the northern cliffs of the coast of Tenerife, this black sand beach is incredibly popular with local naturists. During the summertime and low-tide, the span of this beach widens, revealing more and more of the volcanic sand that makes it so beautiful.

Although not the easiest item on the list to reach, the views, enticingly cool waters and overall atmosphere of this area make up for the journey. And if you’ve got some energy left over from relaxing in this picturesque landscape and you’re ready for an adventure up the cliffs nearby, you can take in the truly stunning view that looks out over the resort destination of Puerto de la Cruz.

Playa de los Patos

Playa de la Pelada

Treat yourself to some ultimate relaxation on the beautiful Playa de la Pelada. Do as its name mimics and peel off your clothes, before settling down to relax on its beautiful, soft black sands. This completely untouched stretch of land is perfect for those that want to soak up some sun but also appreciate the stunning scenery that surrounds the beach.

This area is incredibly popular with photographers for multiple reasons, its gorgeous flora and fauna and breath-taking natural rock formations being just two. But it’s also greatly popular with nudists! It’s perfect for those who want to be at one with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of more populated and busy beaches. You definitely don’t get the sardine vibe from this natural wonder!

Diego Hernandez

Sometimes what it is you really need to do, is take a dip in crystal clear waters, and the Diego Hernandez beach gives you just that opportunity! This stunning sheltered beach located in the south west of Tenerife is known for its beautiful rock formations, warm golden sands and its welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. And all of these reasons make it a great pick for nudists!

There’s nothing better than feeling the sun-drenched sand between your toes and the heat of the afternoon sun soaking into your skin as you meander along to the sound of waves crashing. And for those a little more reserved, there are lots of caves and rock formations where you have a perfect view of the sea and can strip off more privately. During the summer this spot is very popular with the locals, with many setting up camps, musical sessions and cookouts where all are welcome!

Los Cristianos Nude Beach

Los Cristianos brings something different to this list. Instead of golden sand stretching as far as the eye can see, this beach is instead made up of black volcanic pebbles. Situated near the cliffs of Montaña Guaza, Nudists frequent this site for its secluded feel as well as its magnificent views.

If you take a brisk 30-minute hike up from the bottom of the beach to the top of the Montaña Guaza cliffs, you are met with a truly stunning view of the bay that it faces out across. For those that still have some energy in them after that ascent, if you carry on for another 10 minutes from that point the views get better and better. As this beach isn’t sandy, we strongly recommend wearing shoes and bringing a towel to lay on if you’re wanting to catch some rays!

Los Cristianos Beach nudist Beach Tenerife

So that’s our list of the 7 best nude beaches in Tenerife! Have you discovered one that’s not on our list? Have you managed to visit one that is? Leave a comment below and share your nude beach experiences with others.


About the Author: Robyn McSweeney

Robyn McSweeney
I’m a Tea-hating Brit with a BA Hons in Photography and a penchant for 50’s fashion, Gin and bubble baths. You’re gonna’ love me I promise.

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