Friday, 27 May 2011

On the beach: V

So we finally made it to Friday after a whistle-stop tour around some of the beaches on the Canary Island of Tenerife. Today our tour ends at what is considered to be one of the prettiest beaches on the island.

Just to the north of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital, is the small town of San Andrés and its' fabulous beach, Las Teresitas. Nestled between green hills the golden sand stretches for about 1.5km. But hey, doesn't this beach look slightly out of place on a volcanic island?

Las Teresitas, San Andrés
Originally the beach was made up of the typical black sand which is common here. But during the 1970's it was decided to remodel and the golden sand was brought in from no less than the Sahara Desert (I suppose that there is plenty to spare!) which is what gives it the look it has today.




A massive breakwater stretches all the way across the bay which makes it safe to moor little fishing boats and which also means that the large waves never reach the shore so it safe for children, swimming and snorkelling.


San Andrés, Tenerife
That brings us to the end of a week 'on the beach'. I hope that you have enjoyed it and that it has stirred some feelings of holidays to come, or memories of holidays past. Enjoy the weekend and I hope that it is filled with fun moments and things that make you smile.

Hasta pronto!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the whole series of on the beach, so peaceful and neat!

    Wish you have a great weekend!

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