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Playa de Matalenas

Santander, Spain
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Ranked #8 of 55 Attractions in Santander
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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bristol
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a beautiful beach. If the water is calm, its the perfect spot for snorkling in Santander. The moest unspolit beach in Santander with wonderful views and right open to the Bay of Biscay and not the Bay of Santander like the others. Nature made it this way and It is a long way down which sadly makes it... More 

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Lede, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a very authentic beach as you have the very clear water with nice sand, in combination with the mountains left and right which create a natural bay. Perfect for a lazy afternoon or to take a swim!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Breathtaking beach surrounded by cliffs so it feels very cosy one might say. We went there on a clear, sunny day. Clear waters and sand. It was also very clean. What more could you ask for!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This beach is not too big, but very comfortable , safe , clean and not croweded even in high season . you can spend the whole day there. free parking place is provided, you have to use staicase to go down to the beach. very safety place for kids...

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Spain
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127 reviews 127 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great place on sunny days . This year exceptional as the wether was exceptional . Sea lovely and clean .

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Crewkerne, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Lovely sand, safe swimming - ideal for children and families. Lifeguards on duty and really helpful sunbed attendants. Clean facilities...perfect!

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