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La Concha Beach (Playa de la Concha)

San Sebastian’s main crescent-shaped beach is of softest sand and punctuated at both ends by craggy hills: Monte Urgull to the east and Monte Igueldo to the west. Translating into English as ‘the shell’, La Concha was fundamental in the incarnation of San Sebastian as an elegant seaside resort favored by Spanish royalty back in the 19th century. 

The beach fills to bursting in the summer, when the bumpy waters of the Bay of Biscay are calm and pleasantly warm to swim in. Lifeguards are always on duty and there are showers and other facilities on the beach, making it safe and easy for families to enjoy a day on the sand. Two floating pontoons out in the bay are just the spot for sunbathing; beyond them the small, rocky islet of Santa Clara has a tiny beach that is a prime picnic spot and can be reached by motorboat or hired canoe.

Now backed by formal gardens, a brightly painted carousel, and a row of charming hotels, seafood restaurants and bars, the Paseo Nuevo promenade that runs the length of La Concha comes alive during the nightly paseo, when San Sebastian residents and tourists alike dress up and go out on the town.

Practical Info

Motorboats trundle back and forth to Santa Clara every half hour in the summer from El Muelle harbor at the east end of the beach. Canoes and pedalos can be hired by hour or by the day from a variety of venues along the beach.

Tours & Tickets

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San Sebastian Private Day Tour from Bilbao, Bilbao, null
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San Sebastian Private Day Tour from Bilbao

Enjoy this completely personalized private tour of San Sebastian and enjoy their most important monuments and sights. Take this opportunity to get to know the ...  Read more

Location: Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.77
Small-Group Half-Day Tapas Tour to San Sebastian from Biarritz, Biarritz, Day Trips
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Small-Group Half-Day Tapas Tour to San Sebastian from Biarritz

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

The border is just a few minute-drive from the French Basque country, so get ready for Spanish pace! Discover the Spanish way of life and feel the difference! ...  Read more

Location: Biarritz, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.23
San Sebastian Private Walking Tour, San Sebastian, Half-day Tours
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San Sebastian Private Walking Tour

Enjoy this completely personalized private tour of San Sebastian and enjoy their most important monuments and sights. Take this opportunity to get to know San ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.63
San Sebastian and Basque Coast Day Trip From Bilbao, Bilbao, Private Sightseeing Tours
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San Sebastian and Basque Coast Day Trip From Bilbao

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

The San Sebastian City and Coastal Tour gives you the opportunity to experience the amazing Basque city of San Sebastain. San Sebastian is one of the most ...  Read more

Location: Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.84
San Sebastian Cycling Tour, San Sebastian, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

San Sebastian Cycling Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

What do you get when you mash up history, art, and culture, add a sprinkling of beaches and palaces, and mix it all up with some Basque charm on two wheels? ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.68
San Sebastián Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour, San Sebastian, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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San Sebastián Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 184 Reviews

There is no better way to see San Sebastián than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top San Sebastián attractions on this comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $13.70
Electric Bike tour San Sebastian, San Sebastian, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Electric Bike tour San Sebastian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Do you know riding a bike? Then you know riding an electric bike! Enjoy this tour provided by Orbea electric bikes that help us show you some spots off the ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.68
San Sebastián Run For Fun Tour, San Sebastian, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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San Sebastián Run For Fun Tour

The Run For Fun tour will take you all along the coast of San Sebastián. We will cross the three urban beaches of the city, while we experience how each ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.26
San Sebastian Beaches Jogging Tour, San Sebastian, Running Tours
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San Sebastian Beaches Jogging Tour

If jogging is as healthy as can be, can you imagine doing it whilst enjoying La Concha Bay's astonishing views? Run across San Sebastian's three beaches, ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.26

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