First dip in the ocean is exciting. Baby stands still, intensely watching the waves washing his feet. He would not let go of our hands, petrified. But as he sees other kids having fun, he soon relaxes and heads towards the waves. Now it is time for Mummy to petrify, but as she sees other mums having fun, she sends Daddy to watch over Baby and joins them for a drink.
Playa de Las Americas is THE beach place in Tenerife. It is actually couple of small bay-like beaches linked together. All with good facilities, bars and restaurants around, and full of tourists. But for a reason – the beaches are great and each a bit different.
Playa de Troya is super small, but we loved it in the afternoon once the tide lowers. There are no big waves, water is clean, and beach is reasonably crowded. But it’s the soft dark sand that wins us (specifically Baby) over.
Playa del Duque is also sandy, though a bit coarse. Biggest advantage is big paid parking house right next to the beach, so convenient.
Playa de Las Teresitas is on the north, in San Andre. It is well equipped, very baby friendly. The sand is white and soft, imported all the way from Sahara. Really worth it when exploring the north.