The first dog-friendly beach in Tenerife was inaugurated by Güímar Ayuntamiento, who opened the 200m playa del Puertito to the side of the Club Náutico Puertito de Güímar to dogs in 2013. It was only the second such beach in the Canaries, the first being allowed in Gran Canaria in May as I posted HERE. Alcaldesa de Güímar Carmen Luisa Castro Dorta said she was very satisfied with the new initiative, the result of requests by María Cabrera López, administrator of the Facebook 7 Islas X 4 Patas group. There is a notice at the beach outlining the rules of use, and particularly important is the requirement for owners to clean up after their pets or face fines of between €30 and €150. Dogs which are are classified as “potentially dangerous” must be kept on a lead and muzzled.
There are two other dog-friendly beaches in Tenerife, both in El Médano. The first of the two to be opened by Granadilla Ayuntamiento was El Confital, chosen as the best option for the municipality given its somewhat isolated location the other side of Montaña Roja from El Médano, effectively an extension of La Tejita beach. It is designated a “zona de baño permitida para llevar a las mascotas”, as now is the third dog-friendly beach, Playa El Cabezo, the other side of El Médano.