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Las Teresitas, Tenerife #1

The cliffs and coastline from Las Teresitas on the southeast coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands

The story behind this image

One of the most popular beaches on Tenerife is Las Teresitas, just to the northeast of the captial city of Santa Cruz.

Built from 1000s of tons of imported Sahara sand and protected by huge breakwaters to prevent erosion, the beach throngs with both locals and tourists during the summer.

Not being beach people, nevertheless my wife Liz and I decided to have a look at it on our way to explore the Agana Massif to the east of Tenerife during our February winter sun break.

I have to say that we weren't impressed by the view from sea level, and only stayed for a few minutes stroll on the sand before getting back in our tiny hire car and heading up the steep winding road away from Las Teresitas.

High above the beach we stopped again at the Mirador Las Teresitas viewpoint, which gave us a much more pleasing vista, both looking down on the beach from above and, as in this picture, along the cliffs forming the edge of the Agana Massif.

Now that's more like a view!

Image data

Filename - tenerife las teresitas 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/30 secs @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarisng filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Las Teresitas, Tenerife, Canary Islands

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation