Teresitas Beach Tenerife

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Great Swimming At Las Teresitas

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Between ferries we have visited Santa Cruz in Tenerife a few times. It is a very nice place for a stopover. To get a swim you need to get to Las Teresitas Beach, it is a short bus journey from the centre of Santa Cruz when you arrive it is hard to miss where you have to get off.

The beach is in a magnificent setting surrounded by dramatic hills and cliffs, but the first thing you will notice is the yellow arrange colour of the sands, sand which was imported from the Sahara 40+ years ago. The bay is protected all the way along by an artificial breakwater, making it an ideal and a very safe place for a swim and snorkel. Swimming there is great but don’t expect to see much underwater, even along the breakwater. I wonder if it has just not had quite long enough to establish itself yet. In January the water was about 17 degrees so I wore a wetsuit to swim, as I hate the cold.

Regardless of snorkel shortcomings if you are in the area visit Las Teresitas, it is beautiful, clean great for a swim and there are some good beach cafes! It is also worth walking to the very end for the views from the pier.

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