Frequently asked questions about Benijo Beach
Frequently and not so frequently asked questions about Benijo Beach
Benijo Beach is located northeast of the island of Tenerife, at the foot of the hamlet of the same name registered in the Anaga Rural Park.
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Benijo Beach can be reached by road either by public transport or by private transport. Depending on whether you depart from Santa Cruz de Tenerife or San Cristóbal de la Laguna, the duration of the trip ranges between 45 minutes and one hour. This section of the website contains all the possible alternatives to get to Benijo Beach.
The truth is that parking at Playa de Benijo is scarce, however there are old orchards that accommodate a limited number of cars. Learn more in the section of our website: Where to park in Benijo Beach
Benijo Beach is accessed by a path with sections of stairs that cross the approximately 50 meters of height that go from the side of the cliff to the sandbank. Despite not being dangerous, the way back is somewhat hard due to the steepness of the path.
On Benijo beach there is only a lifeguard in the summer months, so from October 31 to May 31 the beach remains without a lifeguard service. In June and September the lifeguard team hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., while in the months of July and August the hours are extended until 8:00 p.m.
During Easter, from Thursday to Sunday, the lifeguard team is also open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Yes, in Playa de Benijo nudism is allowed, although it is not a 100% naturist beach we can practice this modality in any area of the beach, there are no delimited spaces.
If we want to eat on the beach, we must bring food, since the beach does not have a bar or beach bar, however, in the vicinity we can find up to four restaurants where to eat. You can see a review of each of them in the section of our website: Where to eat in Benijo Beach
Yes, in Benijo Beach there are strong currents so you have to be careful when bathing, however, with caution and not losing your footing, nothing will prevent you from playing with the waves and cooling off from the intense heat in the summer months.
It is a fact that the tide conditions Benijo Beach in a particular way, thus, at high tide, the beach becomes meager and there is hardly any sand to lay a towel on, however at low tide, the sandbank regains its full extent and the beach becomes really magical. Know the state of the tide to plan your visit in the section of our website the tide in Benijo Beach.
Benijo Beach is approximately 300 meters long and 30 meters wide with the tide at an intermediate point. At high tide the strip of sand can be almost completely reduced while at low tide the sandbank can reach 50 meters wide.
The truth is that it is not one of Tenerife’s dog-friendly beaches, however, there have always been dogs at Playa de Benijo, especially in the winter months when the beach is less crowded. The important thing in any case is that the dogs are controlled by their owners and do not disturb other users of the beach.
No, camping is not allowed on Benijo Beach, however no one can prevent you from sleeping in the open, a highly recommended activity in the summer months.
Benijo Beach is not known for having a good wave for surfing, although you can often see people bodyboarding.
The prevailing trade winds in the Canary Islands mean that the northern slopes of the island normally remain cloudy, however, completely clear skies and very high temperatures are not uncommon in summer. The temperature throughout the year on the beach is pleasant since it is well protected from the prevailing winds.
That’s right, there is a webcam located at the top of the cliff that allows you to see Benijo Beach 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In this way we can see the weather conditions of the beach as well as the state of the tide.
Many people still wonder if Benijo Beach is closed. This is because until recently, the access was not the most suitable, mostly being a poorly maintained path and perhaps a bit dangerous. However, the access conditions have changed, and the path has been renovated, incorporating stairs and railings that facilitate the descent to the beach and make it a pleasant walk to the sandy shore.
Therefore, Benijo Beach is generally accessible throughout the year.
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