In Puerto de la Cruz, next to the Martiánez Lido, the beach that bears the same name offers two different swimming areas. At one end, nearest to the lido, a breakwater prevents the ocean swell reaching the beach providing excellent swimming conditions most of the time. At the other end of the beach towards the cliffs, there is no barrier to stop the waves, and therefore it attracts surfers and body-boarders.
At the water's edge there is volcanic sand and pebbles. There are also some facilities at the beach and a huge range of services that an important tourist resort usually offers. However, it is important to take note of the sea conditions to avoid any potentially dangerous situations