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Sopelana Beach

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Beautiful despite .......

I've seen many many beaches in the world and Sopelana surely has a place as well , at least for the view (if you like me not belong to the surfers) , but the temperature or better... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Tom K
Venice, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I've seen many many beaches in the world and Sopelana surely has a place as well , at least for the view (if you like me not belong to the surfers) , but the temperature or better the lack of it is basically a challenge ......OK, it was winter , but speaking with some locals confirmed , even in the... More 

Thank Tom K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

If you are in Bilbao this is a beach to go there. From the central is like 30 mins with metro to Larrabasterra station. From the station have to walk another 30 mins to get there. The beach is great and clean, the ocean is beautiful, waves are deadly. I went to surfing there, with surf school Gorka Yarritu and... More 

Thank Pete M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends on a day out from Bilbao in July 2015. Parked nearby and went down the steps, to the beach. It is beautiful. Not sure about access with wheelchair. If carrying a pushchair, make sure you can cope with the steep steps and weight. It is aparently, a nudist beach, but we were wearing swimming costumes and lots... More 

Thank RedThunderbird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice, calm beach at Sopela, 20min walk from the city or 5 min bus ride. In july we were amazed by the low frequentation of the beach - it was (almost) empty all week. Some good waves.

Thank Valery B
Samara, Samara, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My friend who was staying in Bilbao not at the first time recommended me this place because you don't need more than few hours to look at the best in the town Bilbao, so but if you still here, you should use possibility to come to the Sopelana etc, the places that not so closed but easy to find. The... More 

Thank Diana C
Portishead, Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever had the pleasure to visit - as is the one next door to it too. A visit to these beaches is a MUST

Thank SharonRutts
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We camped near by and heard the roar of the waves all night - we thought it was a motorway! The following morning we were drawn by that sound to find its source. The beach is beautiful wide, open with those loud thunderous breakers relentlessly falling on the beach making it a haven for surfers.

Thank Michael O
Pau, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Ok the "savage" beach (La Salvaje) is "savage" but quite banal, just walk a few seconds on the right and you will have an amazing view. Parking is not free in the summer, what a rip off!

Thank Dam E
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

What was one of my favourite beaches until it was completely spoiled in recent years by the aforementioned overzealous life guards (who not only limit swimmers) but throw body boarders out for not wearing flippers!?!? (-Never used them in 40 years body boarding!) The irony is that the under current pulls you out in the narrow swimming zone, whilst it’s... More 

1 Thank SeanThomas-Bouzas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

An amazing beach incredible scenery however as a swimmer I was extremely disappointed by the restrictions for swimmers. I have never seen the like of it In my 50 years. Of course I understand that there is a strong undercurrent but unless you swam between the yellow flags (10 meteres) with the other 100 proprietary then the lifeguards whistle was... More 

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