El Socorro beach partially reopened

Update 19 August: Los Realejos Ayuntamiento will partially reopen El Socorro beach tomorrow.  As posted below back in June, the council forecast that it might be able to make the beach available in part during August. The first phase of works has been ongoing since June to install reinforcement netting over the upper slope to prevent rockfalls.

The public is asked to use public transport to get to the beach, rather than private vehicles, given that access to the whole area is still restricted. Bathers will, however, be able to use the now fenced-in part of the area nearer the cafetería, which can be reached on foot.

In view of the vehicular restrictions, from tomorrow the Titsa bus number 330 will add the beach onto its route from the Avenida de Canarias to San Vicente. It will run every half hour between 3pm and 9.20pm Monday to Friday, and 10.40am to 9.30pm at weekends. The Ayuntamiento is negotiating with Titsa to extend the timetable into the mornings. DA

Original post 27 June: Tenerife is starting the summer season with five fewer beaches than usual in the municipalities of Santiago del Teide, Los Realejos, Fasnia, El Rosario and La Guancha, and several coves affected by works pending completion or in some cases pending commencement in places like Santa Cruz, La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz.

The five beaches which remain closed to the public are Los Guíos (Santiago del Teide), El Socorro (Los Realejos), La Nea (El Rosario), El Abrigo (Fasnia) and Santo Domingo (La Guancha).

All indications are that Los Guíos, El Abrigo and Santo Domingo will remain closed all summer. La Nea could reopen in July, while El Socorro could be partially open during August if there are no further unexpected delays.

El Socorro beach has been closed since December due to the danger of rockfalls, while Santo Domingo has been closed for three years for the same reason. Los Guíos was the beach in Los Gigantes where two women died in November after a huge landslide.  El Dia

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