An urban beach for locals and visitors - anyone visiting the town to see the Basilica of Candelaria can take some time out to relax here on the beach and bathe in a small area sheltered by rocks. The beach is not suitable for water sports fans and has limited scope for families. During the week and in low season you can enjoy plenty of space, but in summer and at weekends it can get crowded. The façades of the buildings in the background are not particularly beautiful. There are better choices for a classic day at the beach.
Playa de la Arena - Urban beach with black sand and a little rocky lagoon
Playa de la Arena begins right at the south end of the beach promenade in the town of Candelaria. The majority of this beach, which is almost 300 metres long, consists of black sand. There are also some sections where black pebbles and stones can be found. Rocks lie by the water's edge and in the water, forming a kind of lagoon where you can swim safely. Everywhere else you should bathe with caution, since there can be strong undercurrents and there is no lifeguard in situ. The beach is not really suited to water sports fans.
The Basilica of Candelaria can be seen from the beach. It is a famous pilgrimage site and well worth a visit for those interested in culture. The town's main shopping street, with a few cafés and restaurants, is situated behind the backs of the houses that border the beach, which are unfortunately not particularly beautiful to look at. There is also a lovely beach promenade and a small harbour within walking distance, where fishermen catch fresh fish.