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Playa Primera de El Sardinero

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Address: Plaza de Italia, 39005 Santander, Spain
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Wonderful walkways

Lovely beach, great views across the bay and great to follow any of the walkways above the beach. Yes, the area is packed with cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels and ice-cream... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Bristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Lovely beach, great views across the bay and great to follow any of the walkways above the beach. Yes, the area is packed with cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels and ice-cream parlours but they do not detract from the lovely beach

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely beach area easily reached from town by bus. Some bars and cafes, but not overly commercial. Excellent promenade/walkway.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Beautiful, wide beach just across the street from many restaurants and bars. Beautiful walking trails overlooking the beach. Only downsides are that it can get very crowded during the summer months and could use a few more bars and restaurants right on the beach so that one does not have to leave the beach area in order to get a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The title says it all! On a beautiful day you have the choice of lazing around on the beach, paddling, swimming, or doing what we did, walking along the cliff top paths towards Fargo lighthouse.

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Santander, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is one of the main beaches in Santander, popular with tourists and locals. A very large beach, with fine white sand, kept very clean. Great view of the Isla the Mouro, Peninsula de la Magdalena and the Cabo Mayor with the lighthouse. A lot of bars and restaurants nearby, even a nightclub.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area.well loved by the Spanish..bus routes regular and we'll used by holiday makers. Lots of things on.wonderul to roam around ...shops and bars splenty

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. We spent two days in Santander waiting to catch the ferry back to the UK. The beach is very big and clean. We walked the length of the beach at midnight and felt totally safe. We even came across a mad jogger! The only downside is the complete lack of public toilets anywhere near the beach.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you're ever in Santander with a couple of spare hours, this is a lovely experience. Fantastic cliff top walks and beaches. If you're there, go visit - you won't be disappointed (but parking can be a bit tricky if you don't get there promptly).

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This beach is at the top end of the walk from Santander Harbour and is well worth the hour that it can take. There is a lovely restaurant at the far end which I recommend, El Parque de Trueba. Enjoy lunch there before walking back along the promenade.

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Altnau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We really enjoyed this beach and walked up and down basking in the sun and having fun. The water is a bit cold but clean and public toilets are available very clean at a fee. A must while in Santander.

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