An old European city overlooking the ocean is an amazing sight and San Sebastian, Spain, is no exception. It is home to three beaches – the larger of the three, La Concha Bay, is a beach where you can lounge beneath the Basque sun and admire the stunning historical architecture. An island in the distance adds to the already picturesque horizon especially during the sunset when the entire city takes on a warm glow reflecting yellows and oranges from the buildings onto your tanning skin.
Separated from La Concha by a rocky outcropping called El Pico del Loro, is Ondarreta beach which technically is on the same bay as La Concha. Both La Concha and Ondarreta are your typical lounging beaches complete with daily umbrella rentals, free bathrooms and changing rooms.
If you are looking for more of a surfing scene then La Zurriola is the place for you. You can rent surfboards there and the waves are pretty decent. You can find waterskiing on La Concha and Kayaking on Ondarreta. If this isn’t enough activity for you or perhaps you need a break from the beach (whch I’d like to think is HIGHLY unlikely!) then going for hike to appreciate the surroundings from a higher vantage point is the way to go.
I recommend taking a leisurely pace about an hour before sunset so you have enough time to enjoy the hike in time to admire the sun setting over the Atlantic from the ‘hidden’ beach bar at the top.