The coast of the borough of Granadilla has the best beaches on the Island, with fine, golden sands.
El Médano is a small, quiet, family holiday centre, with the longest beach on Tenerife, about 2 Km long, and shallow seas. You get there by taking the turn off from the Southern Motorway TF-1.
The beach has changing rooms and showers in the square. There is a stall on the beach and many bars and restaurants nearby.
The constant winds in this area make the place ideal for windsurfing. Winds are strongest in September and October.
Windsurf courses and board hire in the Playa Sur Tenerife Hotel. Tel.: (+34) 922 176 013 and (+34) 922 176 120.
The Hotel Médano offers the chance to try your hand in a canoe and nearby is the nudist beach of Playa Pelada.