Costa Adeje Beaches

Costa Adeje Beaches

Playa del Duque (Duke beach)

Location: On the south coast, Costa Adeje.

Brief description: Golden sand and turquoise waters surrounded by a chic promenade. 

Services nearby: High class bars, cafés and restaurants, changing and shower facilities, underground car park and on-street. We especially like the boutique design-label shops in the Playa del Duque Commercial Centre. 

Good for: Treating yourself to a bit of luxury, pamper yourself with a massage on the beach, swimming in crystal clear waters. 

We like: The exclusive feel to Playa del Duque, the extra thick mattresses on the sun beds, the man selling donuts on the beach and the on-beach massage service....nice!

We don’t like: This kind of exclusivity comes with a price.

Driving directions: Come off the TF-1 at Fañabé/Torviscas, come off the slip road and beach is signposted.

Playa la Pinta (Pint beach)

Location: Puerto Colón/San Eugenio 

Brief description: Nice stretch of golden sand in front of a busy promenade. See neighbouring island La Gomera on a clear day. 

Services nearby: Loads of shopping, bars, cafés, restaurants and supermarkets. Tiered shopping centre with fast food outlets and snack bars. 

Good for: Relaxing and swimming because the water is calm, great for kids.

What we like: The fun inflatables and trampolines which are fixed out to in the shallow waters. Great for kids young and old, children get a lifejacket. It costs €5 for one hour or €10 for the whole day.

What we don’t like: Because it’s so popular it can get a bit crowded at times. Surrounding tiered shopping centre looks a bit dated. 

Driving directions: Come off the TF-1 at San Eugenio, take a left over the motorway bridge and follow the road. Go over the first roundabout and you’ll find some on-street parking. 

Playa Fañabe & Torviscas

Location: South-west coast

Brief description: Known as ‘the golden beach’ it stretches through two popular resorts, lovely calm waters, plenty of sun beds and other facilities. 

Services nearby: Several shopping centres, restaurants, fast food outlets.

Good for: Water sport activities, people who like to ‘do stuff’.

What we like: Blue Flag beach means it has excellent facilities, including access points for wheelchair users, has pristine waters and sand. 

What we don’t like: The sun beds get snapped up quickly, expect a far few people on any given day, especially in high season. 

Driving directions: Exit the TF-1 at Fañabe/Torviscas. Come off the slip road and follow the signs for the beach.