Tenerife’s secluded and untouched sandy beaches

Any time of year is a good time to explore the coast of Tenerife in search of remote beaches that only the most intrepid travellers can reach.

Having said that, autumn is one of the best seasons because, after the high season ends, those lucky enough to be able to enjoy the island for long stretches of time (usually because they own a second home there) will have secluded havens virtually all to themselves.

Tenerife boasts a multitude of secluded and untouched sandy beaches that are often hard to reach, which only adds to their charm.

El Médano - Sotavento Tenerife

El Médano Beach, in South Tenerife

La Pelada in the south of the island is a true marvel of fine volcanic sand, and Los Roques in the north, which can only be reached by taking the “water trail”, are just two examples of cosy beaches where words such as beauty and relaxation are written in capital letters.

However, if we could only recommend one beach, it would have to be El Bollullo. Though perhaps better known than the previous two, it is no less secluded, and breathtakingly beautiful.

Barely 200 metres long and surrounded by dense vegetation, crystal-clear waters and fine black volcanic sand, this paradise in the La Orotava district is a true delight for the senses. A visit at the end of the day to watch the sunset is an indescribable experience.