The natural pools of Bajamar - A nice change to the beaches in the North
Bajamar is a homely place in northern Tenerife. The location does not have a real beach; instead there are two man-made, public seawater pools. They were built in order to allow the locals and visitors to swim, as this would be life-threatening in the sea, due to the extremely strong currents and the high waves. The pools are located directly on the sea front and are filled by the sea and are free for everyone. The larger of the pools has a length of about 60 metres and the smaller one approximately 50 metres. You can take your time and enjoy the view of the roaring sea here.
On the left of the pools there is a small bay in which you can sit down on the sandbank at low tide. On the right-hand side of the large pool there is a shallow children's paddling pool, a playground and a small fitness course next to it. The whole bathing area is accessible to all, including wheelchair users. For relaxed safety there are lifeguards on duty all year round.
At high tide and strong swells the waves crash against the defensive walls so strongly that 2-5 metre high water fountains shoot up by the side of the pools. Bajamar is famous for this natural spectacle. On the patios of the restaurants next to the seawater pools you can watch the swells with tasty Tapas.