San Sebastian's Beaches

On more than one occasion the Playa de la Concha in San Sebastián has been considered the best urban beach in the world for a number of factors that make it unique, like it’s intense blue waters, protecting mountainsides, the beauty of the city’s coastline and the views of Santa Clara Island.

However, the Playa de la Concha is just one example of our coast’s richness in nature and scenery. We are happy to present a selection of beautiful, not so well-known beaches to enjoy summer in the North.

Ondarreta is a calm, family-friendly beach next to the legendary Peine del Viento sculpture by Chillida. It is defined by the stretch of beach between Monte Igueldo and the Palacio Miramar, offering a wide area of golden sand where one has plenty of room to play sports and games.

Also known as Gros Beach, after the name of the neighbourhood it belongs to, this beach is famous among surfers. It offers a long beach with rolling waves and fine sand, perfect for a day of sunbathing. One can also rent water sports gear and have surf lessons adapted to all levels. At the nearby Monte Ulia, one can find the trailhead of a path that leads to fantastic views overlooking the entire beach and city.

Santa Clara
Santa Clara Island’s beach offers exceptional views of San Sebastián’s coastline and city. Boat services from the port take visitors to this tiny paradise, which offers a small, stunning cove and a natural pool formed by rocks and full of clear waters.

For more information and recommendations, please don’t hesitate to contact our Reception.

San Sebastian's Beaches