The beach of ondarreta in san sebastian

Ondarreta is one of the three marvellous beaches in the city of Donostia (San Sebastian). With Mount Igeldo looking down from the heights and the island of Santa Clara facing it from the horizon, a wonderful village of villas and gardens stretches around this marvellous Cantabrian coast.

Although it is not the same thing to talk about La Concha beach and Ondarreta beach, both are located in the well-known Concha Bay, a destination that many tourists choose for their only summer holidays.

It may not have become one of the Basque Country’s favourite destinations because it is a paradisiacal place, but rather because of the spectacular conservation of its natural and urban environment, as well as the number of services it offers. In fact, the truth is that the sand of the beach may not be exactly comfortable to rest on and its waters, despite the impeccable cleanliness and the beautiful turquoise colour, are as cold as if you were in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, which is precisely the one that bathes the beach.

However, despite the fact that it is quite busy during the summer months, Ondarreta is about 600 metres long and 100 metres wide, so you won’t have too many problems to place your towel or to practise some of the many sports that can be played on the beach, such as volleyball or beach football.

If you are one of those who need action you can relax, because you can also go swimming or windsurfing in its waters, which have moderate waves all year round.

La Concha Bay is undoubtedly a place you must visit, with its stately beaches and peaceful atmosphere despite all the tourism that arrives here. From here, don’t hesitate to take a stroll along the 7-kilometre promenade that runs along the coast from the beaches of La Zurrieta and La Concha, and don’t miss the opportunity to visit Eduardo Chillida’s famous ‘Peine de los Vientos’ (Comb of the Winds).

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