The best beaches of San Sebastian
All the beaches of San Sebastian are very close to each other, so if you are a beach person you can easily visit them all.
Playa de la Concha
You can never miss going to La Concha, the shell-shaped urban beach of San Sebastian. This beach is almost a mile long and its waters are very calm and shallow, making it ideal for the family and children.
The beach of Ondarreta, with a length of 600 meters goes from the gardens of the Miramar Palace to the Paseo Eduardo Chillida. It is basically an extension of La Concha and ends with the famous Peine del Viento sculptures. It is also a quiet and peaceful beach.
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The Santa Clara island is in the bay of La Concha and the beach is visible only at low tide. It is usual for young people to reach the island of Santa Clara by swimming, older people and kids like to take the boat.
Hendaye (30 minutes away in France)
If you are up for traveling a bit, Hendaye is just 30 minutes away and has a wonderful 3 km long beach. It is famous for water sports and because the beach is so huge, you can be with a crowd or alone as you feel like doing.
Zarautz (20 minutes away towards Bilbao)
The beach of Zarautz is another very important holiday destination of the Cantabrian coast. If you are going to Bilbao you can stop by.
Finally, the French coast also enjoys numerous beaches, such as the famous beach of Biarritz, the one of San Juan de Luz. I have to say that the French Basque coast has a coastline with more than 70 kilometers of beaches: Capbreton, Hossegor, Mimizan.