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Playa del Socorro

Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
If you enjoy surfing you should definitely come to Playa del Socorro. In winter the waves are more suitable for the more experienced surfers, but in summer beginners and slightly more advanced surfers also have plenty fun. For non-surfers the fine, black sand provides a large area for relaxation. The lush, green cliff in the background creates an idyllic atmosphere. Exercise equipment along the promenade offers alternative activities and invites you to keep fit in the open air.

Playa del Socorro - Excellent surfing conditions at this black sandy beach

Playa del Socorro is situated in the south-west of Tenerife about 15 minutes away from Puerto de la Cruz. The appearance of the beach changes frequently. It is actually one of the few sandy beaches in the north of Tenerife, but because of the currents the sea regularly washes pebbles and stones ashore. However these are removed at regular intervals so that the beach remains predominantly sandy.

The fine, black sand shimmers in the sun. In the background there is a tall, partly vegetated cliff which protects from the wind and provides shade. Joggers on their early morning run can be spotted on the empty beach. There is also exercise equipment at the promenade which can also be used for a workout. The fresh wind and the crashing of the waves create a lively atmosphere for this open-air fitness studio.

Playa del Socorro is above all a hot spot for surfers. It is frequented daily by numerous surfers and surf schools who take advantage of the excellent surfing conditions. Surfing competitions take place here regularly because of the consistent frequency of the waves. There are three surf schools where you can take courses and hire surfboards. Experienced surfers come here in the winter months to enjoy the “swell” which is stronger then. However, swimming then is not to be recommended, as the currents are especially strong. In summer the waves are smaller and suitable for beginners, as well as for advanced surfers and Playa del Socorro is then enjoyable both for relaxation and swimming.

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Playa del Socorro is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 26 of 51
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 3/10 points
Place 40 of 51
Unfortunately this beach has not much to offer for families to spend an enjoyable day here.
Water sports: 7/10 points
Place 3 of 51
Water-sports conditions are so good that it is worth coming to this beach just for the surfing.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 32 of 51
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
7/10
Ease
7/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
1/10
Exclusivity
3/10
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Age and nations
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< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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Bar Snack El Socorro Map icon
Bar Snack El Socorro

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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  • Bar Snack El Socorro
    Bar Snack El Socorro To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 28.393966, -16.602894
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