Santa Cruz de la Palma beach

The beach of Santa Cruz de la Palma is the longest and widest on the entire island. It is located next to the Avenida Marítima, famous for its typical balconies, right in the city center, making it very accessible to tourists visiting La Palma. It is also located just a few meters from the port. This urban beach is ideal for those who want to enjoy a day of sun and sea without having to travel far from the city.

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Santa Cruz de La Palma Beach: a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city

The beach was opened a few years ago to restore the direct contact with the sea that had been lost when building the Avenida Marítima in the 50s.

The beach is very spacious: it is about 1230 m long and 50 m wide. Its waters are quite calm, and its sand is fine and black.

Additionally, it offers amenities such as showers, changing rooms, and restrooms, a children’s playground, and is equipped for people with reduced mobility. There’s also a kiosk and a wide variety of restaurants and bars nearby, making it an excellent option to spend a full day at the beach and enjoy the local cuisine.

In the summer, from 9:00 to 10:00 am and from 10:00 to 11:00 am, there is an area dedicated to outdoor activities. The disciplines vary and include zumba, spinning, body pump, body jump, tabata kids, body combat, yoga among others.

The beach at Santa Cruz de La Palma is perfect for family time and ideal for children; the waters at the northernmost part of the beach are calmer and shallower.

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Others Activities for children

Looking for more plans for your family vacation in La Palma? Explore the parks and activities you can enjoy with the little ones.

The mysterious whale of Santa Cruz de La Palma beach: a symbol of hope and resilience

In December 2021, a monumental resin whale, colorful and still present, appeared on the beach of Santa Cruz, welcoming visitors. This symbol of rebirth, resurrection, abundance, and good fortune is a mystery that has not yet been fully revealed. It simply appeared one day without prior notice, just at the time when the island of La Palma needed a hug. At that time, the island was still disheartened due to the eruption of Tajogaite, which was still ongoing and stopped spewing lava on December 14th.

The resin whale is now a landmark for visitors and residents of the island who flock to Santa Cruz beach. It is a symbol of hope, love, and community that has arrived at a moment of uncertainty and sadness. If you visit La Palma, you cannot miss this modern work of art that represents the resilience of the island and its people.

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  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Bar and Restaurant
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Parking on Avenida Marítima
  • Children’s play area
  • Lifeguards
  • Lockers
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Paddle surfing
  • Beach volleyball
  • Outdoor gym


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