La Concha Beach in San Sebastian is one of those places to see if you have visited or are going to visit this city, and if you haven’t, you don’t know what you’ve missed.
Formed by 1350 metres of white sand and with a width of 140 metres, depending on whether the tide is low or high, this beach stands out as one of the most beautiful, symbolic and elegant spaces in San Sebastian.
La Concha Beach: a privileged place to visit in San Sebastian
La Concha Beach is located inside La Concha Bay, on the west side of the Urumea River and separated by Mount Urgull.
If you like to walk along the beach, we recommend you to go to the Concha beach in San Sebastian, as there are always people walking along it, no matter what the temperature is and you will be walking along one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
La Concha is one of the most famous beaches, not only in the Basque Country or Donostia, but in Spain. At one end of the beach there is a group of rocks known as the ‘Pico de Loro’ and then there is Ondarreta beach, where Mount Igueldo marks the boundary of the bay.
Activities on La Concha Beach
There are many activities you can do on La Concha Beach. The most common is to arrive, lay a towel on the ground, have a swim and sunbathe, but only when the sun is shining. You can also do swimming and rowing activities.
In addition, if you are looking for other types of activities, you can also find an area reserved for sports where you can enjoy beach volleyball or rent kayaks to explore the bay. If you like to feel the adrenaline rush, La Concha beach also has platforms with water slides in the water.
As mentioned above, La Concha beach is famous, among other things, for its beauty and elegance. Its blue and white striped umbrellas and sun loungers are an icon of the beach, which mimic the colours of the flag of San Sebastian and the local team, Real Sociedad.
Visits to the island of Santa Clara
Another of the wonders you will find on La Concha beach are the views of the island of Santa Clara. This island seems to have appeared by magic. If you know how to swim and have the stamina, you can swim to it, although it is advisable to get there by boat.
We don’t know what the weather will be like, but it is very common for the water here to be calm as it is a bay. It is also a shallow beach, which makes it safe and suitable for any swimmer.
Restaurants near La Concha Beach
If you are going to spend the day on the beach and don’t know where to eat in the area, we show you the most popular places to eat near the beach.
This area has a multitude of places to eat, from restaurants with traditional Basque cuisine to restaurants with international and innovative proposals. Here are three restaurants with different themes to choose from.
Firstly, Amelia by Paulo Airaudo, with two Michelin stars. Its cuisine is creative and different.
La Madame, more informal than the previous one, is very famous for its weekend brunches and huge beer menu.
Finally, Bernardo Etxea, is a restaurant with traditional Basque food. Its speciality is seafood, fish and seasonal vegetables.
That’s all you need to know about La Concha Beach, all you need to do now is visit it. At Free Walking Tour we have different tours that will allow you to visit this beach and many other places. On our website you will find prices, duration and timetables for the tours.