Playa Primera de El Sardinero, Santander

4.6
#1 of 110 in Outdoors in Cantabria
Earning an EU Blue Flag for its cleanliness, Playa Primera de El Sardinero is popular with locals and visitors alike. This wide stretch of white sand offers plenty of facilities, including umbrellas for rent, showers, and a nursery for small children. Rent a bike and ride along the coastal bicycle path, or relax in the sand and watch surfers catch waves. As this is Santander’s main city beach, the promenade is a daily gathering place for walkers and runners of all ages. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Playa Primera de El Sardinero and many more Santander attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Santander road trip planner.
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  • The beach is simply wonderful, on the west it is created as a mini pool when it goes up the tide where young children can play without problem. Fine sand, no stones, no many shells, you have to enter enough to cover. The water is great for the hot summer months, yes, throw some warmth that as the sun goes down and it's windy it gives cool. I went on a Sunday and it was full, but it didn't get overwhelmed. Recommended 100%
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  • I visited Santander in May 2019. I stayed at the Santemar hotel, opposite Sardinero Beach. I got rainy, cloudy days. But I kept walking along the extensive coast, neat and elegant and i went down to wet my feet in the Cantabrian Sea on the Second Sardinero beach (in the last century it was for humble people). It is beautiful: golden sand, very clean, transparent water and the sea gives away soft waves. They say that on sunny days, the sea is emerald. It is extensive and you can walk to the First Sardinero Beach (formerly for the noble and rich classes). In front of the same beach, across the busy street, there are many upscale hotels, restaurants, bars and various businesses. It's a refined but not ostentatious place.
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