Playa de la Arena is a subtropical, black sand beach with palms and flowering shrubs. It's about 120 m x 50 m big. It snuggles into a small semi circle bay that's hugged by volcanic rock outcrops from two sides.
This is why it's not only loved by locals as a family beach for safe swimming.
A gentle path that's wheelchair friendly leads down from the beach front promenade the Marina. From there, a superb view takes your breath away when you look down to the seashore.
You can even make out the Island La Gomera on the ocean horizon.
It's in a modern resort by the same name on the Southwest coast of Tenerife. You may find it on maps under Puerto de Santiago of Los Gigantes with the giant cliff. It's about 3 km from the yacht harbor, there.
It's closest to the South Airport Reina Sofia, while it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to the North airport Los Rodeos with a rented car. It may be faster by Tenerife airport transfer.
This seaside has had the European Blue flag for superb environment for many years. This quality badge also includes unpolluted ocean water.
The seaside doesn't only have all sanity amenities a top one should have.
Those are beach life guards, first aid, change rooms and showers.
It also provides beach loungers and umbrellas. Fresh drinking water and refreshments are to be bought just over the road.
There is also the Restaurante Pancho at Avenida Maritima Puerto de Santiago, 26, Tel 922 8613 23.
Most tourists sleep over in one of the excellent hotels, such as the Barcelo or the very modern Be Life experience Hotel with free Wifi, Spar, Gym and meals provided.
The next big one is Mercadona. It is not at La Arena beach any more but now by the TF47 freeway at Puerto de Santiago proper. There, or rather in Los Gigantes, you may also encounter a little more nightlife.
Mind there might be romantic tours offered by hotels that even include night trips to the Cañadas of Spain's highest peak.
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