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.