It is approximately two kilometres long and is considered to be the largest natural beach in Tenerife. Its white sand fills visitors with wonderment, while the nearby Red Mountain and its environment continue to appear without a doubt among the most sublime coastal spots in southern Tenerife.
The Red Mountain, being 171 meters high, is a magnificent volcanic cone of basaltic pyroclasts, resulting from an eruption that took place in Granadilla coast some millenniums ago. The rocky fragments it is made up of have eventually undergone an oxidation process giving them the peculiar colour mentioned in the mountain’s name.
Upon the end of eruptions, ocean waves have inexorably dismantled its southern flank, carving steep cliffs of up to forty meters and the rain’s erosive effect has cut its slopes into various radial and shallow ravines.
It is significant that the constant flow of sands carried away by the wind has given rise to a powerful fossil dune semi-detached to the south-eastern base of the mountain.