El Socorro Beach is located in the municipality of Los Realejos and it is a beach especially suitable for lovers of sports such as surfing and bodyboarding.
How to get to El Socorro Beach?
You can get to El Socorro Beach in two ways.
If you have a car, you simply have to take TF-5 North Motorway until you find a sign beyond San Pedro Viewpoint, where you must start going down with your car until you reach the beach. The beach is located a few minutes after taking the road to Puerto de la Cruz, so that you must pay attention to traffic signs. Depending on the day you go, you may find more or less difficult to park, but on days when the beach is very busy, it is better not to go down a lot with your car, since it is difficult to park in those parking areas closest to the beach.
If you need public transport to get to El Socorro Beach, you must take a bus or two to get there. If, for example, you leave from the capital, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife you must take line 103 to Puerto de la Cruz. Once in Puerto de la Cruz, to get to El Socorro Beach you must take line 325. We recommend that if you do not know the area, it is better if you ask the driver to tell you when you arrive at the beach stop, since then you will have to walk until you arrive.
Some details about El Socorro Beach
El Socorro beach is a black-sand beach with heavy swell, so it is perfect for surfing or bodyboarding. In fact, sometimes international competitions of these disciplines are held here. Therefore, if you do not know the beach well and playing these sports is not your goal, we recommend that you enjoy it with great care, so that waves and strong currents do not play a trick on you.
The beach is quite good and has many services that are necessary for a quality beach, such as showers, lifeguard, bar and restaurant, wifi area and access for people with reduced mobility. Thus, El Socorro Beach has achieved a European Blue Flag since 1999.
Have you already visited El Socorro Beach?
If you have already been to El Socorro Beach, we encourage you to tell us your experience and leave your opinion in our blog, so that other tourists can know your impressions about it.
If you want to know more about places to see in the municipality of Los Realejos, we recommend that you read this other post of our blog with other tourist attractions beyond this beach.