Playa de las Gaviotas

  • Playa de las Gaviotas - Spain
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Located among the bare cliff faces of Tenerife’s north, Playa de las Gaviotas is a nudist friendly beach with charcoal grey sand on a small curve of coastline. Although just a short distance from Playa de la Teresitas, Gaviotas is altogether a much more relaxed affair.

Almost disappearing entirely with the waves of high tide, the beach is backed by a sloped retaining wall, which provides places to sit and enjoy the sea views if not stretch out entirely during these times.

Best reached by private means of transport because of its isolated position, although bus 945 does stop nearby, Playa de las Gaviotas is around 250 metres in length and can be up to 40 metres wide at its broadest extent. The surrounding mountains leave the beach in shadow by late afternoon, meaning trips to the beach are best planned for the morning hours.

Although there is a small car park, there are few other facilities, so visitors must come prepared for a day without sun loungers, toilets or refreshment kiosks.

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