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La Pelada Beach, El Médano

  • Length: 80 metres
  • Width: 20 metres
  • Type: Dark sandy beach with rocky areas.
  • Access: Easy, downhill on foot
  • Parking: Yes
  • Bus: Yes
  • Toilets: No
  • Showers or footbaths: No
  • Litter bins: No
  • Sun loungers and parasols for hire: No

Playa Pelada, a natural paradise in Tenerife

A short drive from the village of El Médano is the beach of La Pelada, situated in the natural monument of Montaña Pelada.

It is worth visiting the natural monument of Montaña Pelada to contemplate the formation of an impressive volcanic cone from an underwater eruption.

You can get to Playa Pelada walking from the village in about half an hour, although it all depends on your fitness.

An ideal place for lovers of nature and unspoilt beaches. The beach, of black sand with golden tones, is 80 meters long and 20 meters wide.

Being isolated, its occupancy is low in winter, and although it increases in summer and on hot days, it never becomes overcrowded.

It is often windy, but there are small caves and rock walls where you can take shelter. Once there, you can enjoy a swim while admiring the views, the spectacular sunsets and the magic of the place.

cueva montaña pelada viento
A semi-cave shelter in the Montaña Pelada to take shelter from the wind.

Although dogs are not allowed, it is common to see them running along the beach with their owners.

Pelada beach has no services or lifeguard, so you should be cautious when swimming.

If you plan to spend the day at the beach, we recommend that you bring food and drink, as there is no way to buy them there.

Another option is to enjoy La Pelada and then go to El Médano, where there are many bars and restaurants with options for all tastes.

If the waves are good, surfers can take a dip with their boards. There can be problems if there are many surfers on the beach, as it is small.

If that happens, you can try surfing at the nearby beaches of La Jaquita or El Cabezo.

Other beaches in El Médano