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Ondarreta Beach

Avenida de Satrustegui, San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
43 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My wife and I liked this beach. It was crowded but the sand was drier than Concha and it was easy to get to the water. It is in the city but seems more secluded than Concha. There were a lot of families there on the weekend. It is nice not to deal with loud motorized water sports or people... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A well serviced beach a 20 minute walk away from the center. Nicer and less crowded than La Concha. Accesible even at high tide

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This beach is a twenty minute walk from the main area but has a larger sandy area especially when the tide is in. Calm water and lifeguards make it safe for families and there is a pool on the beach where you can learn to swim.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lovely beach and well worth a visit. Still hard to get my head around the fact the beach is in the city. Clean sand and very clear water. Unfortunately we drove over an hour to go to these beaches in San Sebastian after reading from other reviewers that dogs were allowed on the beaches. They aren't! Not on any. And... More

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London UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Adjoining La concha beach and a delightful walk from the centre of San Sebastian this beach is mostly tourist free, but it is an easy walk from the town centre and has vast expanses of golden sand and views to die for. Just go there !

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was sceptical at first about a beach in the centre of town but this was a surprise. It was clean, perfectly civilised with families, young and old. The water was crystal clear and warm. The usual stuff could be rented and refreshments were available as was fresh water for cleaning off sand and, more unusually, for drinking.

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

You're very close to seeing the sculptures of the Wind Comb from this beach when you're in San Sebastian. There is also a statue of Queen Isabella II in front of the promenade of this beach. The beach is clean; the promenade is clean; you can take your dog(s) on the beach; you can play soccer or volleyball and soak... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I love this beach for it's cornice, cafes and for a walk. But too many people in summer so I was a bit concern about the water cleanliness. Plus there are other amazing beaches along the north of Spain. But still this beach is one of my favorite places in San Sebastian.

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

If Amsterdam had such a beach in the city center it would be the best city in the world, but it doesn't. San Sebastian does have it! happy bask day!

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Beautiful view, but not much wave action and the water could be cleaner. Also, the better restaurants are down the way in the old section or off La Concha.

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