Playa Diego Hernandez in El Puertito de Armeñime (Adeje) Tenerife
This beach is located between La Caleta and El Puertito de Adeje, in a small bay also known as Diego Hernández. Playa de Diego Hernandez is one of the best-kept secrets in the south of Tenerife. It's a wild and secluded sandy beach with turquoise water, accessible only on foot or by sea. Because of the light-colored sand, the beach is also called Playa Blanca, meaning "white beach."
During high tide, the water covers almost the entire beach, leaving only the nearby rocks where you can sit. It's recommended to visit the beach during low tide.
Playa de Diego Hernandez can be reached via the coastal walking path between La Caleta and El Puertito or from the upper road near the golf course. The descent to the beach starts at the golf course, and there's an unmarked path leading down to the ocean, where you'll find a junction of various dirt paths that lead to the beach. The path is steep and rocky, making it not an easy walk, so appropriate footwear (not just flip-flops) is a good idea. The nearest parking lot with around 100 spaces is located near a golf course, but you can also park in the villages of El Puertito or La Caleta, although the distance will be greater.
Playa de Diego Hernandez is a beautiful natural beach with a welcoming atmosphere for everyone, including dogs. The beach is about 200 meters long but is divided in the middle by a rock. The beach has a picturesque setting, fine sand, incredibly clear water, views of another island, La Gomera, and stunning sunsets. It's mainly covered with fine lava sand but also has smaller areas with low rocks. The water gets gradually deeper, but there can be waves at times. On waveless days, Playa de Diego Hernandez is relatively child-friendly. However, when there are waves, be cautious of the currents they can create.
Keep in mind that there are no toilets, showers, or bars, so bring everything you need. The beach is often visited by local residents on weekends. Many beachgoers may undress, and some even bring their dogs, which is allowed on Playa de Diego Hernandez. The somewhat challenging access to the beach helps keep the number of guests low. Most people come on foot from La Caleta. The walk is not much longer than a kilometer, but it's a rugged path with significant elevation changes. On weekends and holidays, some locals come here to camp.