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Playa Benijo

Benijo, Tenerife

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors

Playa Benijo is above all ideal for fans of untouched nature. The dark-sanded beach has been completely left in its original condition. It is also one of the most northerly beaches which is still accessible from the land. The amazing scenery as well as the spectacular view of the powerful waves attracts a lot of visitors. Above the beach there are also nice restaurants, where you can enjoy delicious local delicacies.

Playa Benijo - A dark-sanded beach bay in front of green overgrown cliffs

Playa Benijo is one of the more northern beaches of the island which are still accessible. The beach is well signposted and is reachable from Santa Cruz through the Taganana Mountains. The view on the way here is well worth the visit on its own.

On arrival you will already have a good view of the beach from the car park. The abundant plants cover the rocks behind the beach, which can be reached via steep steps. Beware of falling rocks here. The surface is a large area of dark sand with rocky areas mixed in between.

The sea breaks on the protruding rocks causing the waves to pile up on top of each other and makes Playa Benijo a good surfing spot. The conditions are ideal for surfers, especially in winter. In summer the sea is somewhat quieter and the sand area is larger and at this time of year Playa Benijo is a popular excursion destination for holidaymakers and locals. Above the beach there are a couple of rustic restaurants in which you can enjoy the wonderful view and tasty food.

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Playa Benijo is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 31 of 51
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 1/10 points
Place 50 of 51
No facilites and completely unsuitable atmosphere - this beach is not for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 51 of 51
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 50 of 51
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
8/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
6/10
Romance
2/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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< 14 Years
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Bar/Restaurante La venta de Marrero

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Bar/Restaurante La venta de Marrero
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 28.576015, -16.184875
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  • Sharp stones