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17 Oct 2016
“Simply Perfect”
13 Sep 2016
“Stunning beach”
Santander, Spain
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This certainly is one of the most beautiful place which have ever been, the beauty of this beach is unbelievable. The water is completely clean and also the sand, there is no too many people (at least when I was there), it is really peaceful...More

Thank Eliane P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. It is not nearly as crowded as nearby Sardinero beach. There is a small walk to reach the beach but well worth it!

Thank Linz11251
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Pretty beach with clean sand and sea. Good waves for boogie boarding and body surfing but not too fierce. Large sand area for games. Around 150 steps to get to it so not for the faint-hearted. No facilities on the beach but ice cream van...More

Thank K L
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Huge beach, beautiful sand and picturesque rock formations. It wasn't the warmest place to walk in April, however I can see it would be very popular in the summer. I my opinion a great place for children.

Thank LifestyleUK
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This small, paradisiacal cove is located just before the Santander Lighthouse. To access the beach, you must first go down numerous steps, but before you do so, make sure you stop at one of the lookouts and admire the stunning view. You will see a...More

1  Thank jans1958
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Most Santander locals deem beaches 1 and 2, or Somos or Bikinis, as the best beaches in Santander. It rather depends on what you want to do or experience at the beach. For me, this is the best beach because of its appearance, recessed as...More

Thank Alimentarian
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach. If the water is calm, its the perfect spot for snorkling in Santander. The moest unspolit beach in Santander with wonderful views and right open to the Bay of Biscay and not the Bay of Santander like the others. Nature...More

1  Thank notanaveragebritish
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a very authentic beach as you have the very clear water with nice sand, in combination with the mountains left and right which create a natural bay. Perfect for a lazy afternoon or to take a swim!

Thank pauweldesmedt
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Breathtaking beach surrounded by cliffs so it feels very cosy one might say. We went there on a clear, sunny day. Clear waters and sand. It was also very clean. What more could you ask for!

Thank ElectricDelirium
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This beach is not too big, but very comfortable , safe , clean and not croweded even in high season . you can spend the whole day there. free parking place is provided, you have to use staicase to go down to the beach. very...More

1  Thank Irden
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