Coast and Beaches
358 km to shoot
In order to carry out professional film-making, television, video and photography activities on the coast and beaches of Tenerife, you need to apply for a permit from the Coastline Organisation service of the Department of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Regional Government of the Canary Islands.
The permit from the Coastline Organisation can be applied for via this procedure via the electronic office of the Regional Government of the Canary Islands, presenting the documentation indicated hereinbelow.
If the production takes place on a protected nature area, you should also apply for a favourable report for filming from the Environment Department of the Island Council of Tenerife (see instructions from the Environment Department here).
Our local producers make it easy for you
Some of the local producers and service providers have an annual permit for filming on the coast. Please contact us to find out which companies hold this annual permit and to facilitate these procedures at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +34 647 346 462.
The application to the Coastline Organisation must be accompanied by:
• “DETAILED” DESCRIPTIVE REPORT of the activities to be carried out. Download the REPORT MODEL with all the information to serve as a guide. It is important to always include the following in the report:
o Description of the activity: Type, processes, installations, machinery, days, times, exact beaches or stretches of coastline, human team, areas to be occupied, municipality, maps, photos, etc.).
o Estimate of the land-sea occupation of the public domain (m2)
o Financial report (estimate of the financial investment to be made at this location, expected management expenses, estimate of income and profit, etc.) This information is key to calculate the guarantee and royalty.
o Plan or orthophoto, which can be obtained at https://visor.grafcan.es/visorweb/ which contains:
Plan with the limitation lines of the public domain and easements indicating the surface area to be occupied and that is easy to interpret. This should be on a scale of 1:1000.
If necessary, a detailed ground plan and elevations, with a description of the design, measurements of the installations, tents, description of machinery, tools, etc.
Should this be helpful, you can add photographs of the location.
o Preventive measures: Indicate in the report whether or not this will be affected by the scope of the filming and, in the event that preventive measures should be applied, this will be indicated in the detailed report for the specific filming.
o Declaration of beach conservation: Always include in the report that the producer undertakes to immediately attend to removing the installations once the work and occupation has been completed, cleaning the land occupied and such other actions as are necessary to ensure the integral conservation of the beach.
• Certificate of valid civil liability insurance with sufficient cover to respond to any material damage, personal injury and damages and losses that may be caused to third parties while undertaking the activity.
• Payment of Charge 163 for the administrative procedure using form 700: REGIONAL DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION. CHARGE NUMBER 163 – Charge for reports and other actions: 1 – AUTHORISATIONS PROVIDED FOR UNDER ARTICLE 49 OF THE REGULATION (Price: €52.87)
• Signed declaration of responsibility in compliance with Article 44.7 of Law 22/1998, of 28 July, and Article 97.1 of the General Regulation of the Coastline, approved by means of Royal Decree 876/2014, of 10 October. DOWNLOAD MODEL
• Declaration of responsibility of compatibility with marine strategies, in the event of the installation of beacons referred to in Article 7.6 of Royal Decree 79/2019, of 22 February. DOWNLOAD MODEL. Only for productions with beacons.
• Accreditation of the payment of the definitive guarantee for 5% of the budget established by the producer. To that end:
1. You must be registered as a third party with the Regional Government of the Canary Islands (procedure for natural persons or, in the case of legal persons, accreditation that they act as the legal representative thereof) http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/hacienda/dgtesoro/altas_terceros/
2. You must deposit the guarantee in the Deposit Account of the Autonomous Region of the Canary Islands by means of the following procedure: https://sede.gobiernodecanarias.org/sede/procedimientos_servicios/tramites/6672
3. Once the project is completed, you can apply for the return of the guarantee by making a general application to the Regional Government of the Canary Islands, preferably via its own electronic office (https://sede.gobiernodecanarias.org/sede/rge) which should be accompanied by:
Application to return guarantee
Resolution of authorisation in this regard
Accreditation of deposit of guarantee
Once the Coastline Organisation has processed the application for authorisation, they will inform of the occupation royalty according to the m2 authorised, which must be paid to the Provincial Coastal Service. This performance royalty is calculated in general according to the amount of the net profit of the company (this net profit is calculated by means of certain arithmetic operations, but tends to be taken as a net profit reference of 30-35%), and the amount of this royalty (8%) will be calculated on this amount.