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Playa de El Puntal

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Address: Somo (Ribamontan al Mar), Santander, Spain
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Outstanding beach in Santander bay

A must to go beach if you are staying in Santander for a couple of days. You may take the boat service from Santander. It is wild beach where you can take long and nice walks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A must to go beach if you are staying in Santander for a couple of days. You may take the boat service from Santander. It is wild beach where you can take long and nice walks. Try the local restaurant on the beach (the one with the green pier). Great fresh fish with excellent service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Best beach on entire north coast of Spain. Good for kitesurfing, surfing, sunbathing, beach walks. Have lunch, coffee at the surf cafe at the surf centre. Try the tortilla with chorizo. They also do great coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. The whole beach is 4 km so no matter how crowded you can walk to find your own spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

great beach, beautiful, relaxing, better to take food with especially if you are going with kids, otherwise great relaxing day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The sight is as beautiful as most beaches I visited in Santander but here there are fewer people, great place for relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you're staying in Santander, take a trip across to Somo just to visit the beach - we went on an amazing sunny day and pretty much had the whole beach to ourselves. Great place just to relax and look out across the bay, even went for a swim!

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Santander, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain…you have views of the Palace, two light houses, the City of Santander, several islands and lots of large and small boats coming and going. A great beach to "surf" and "kit sail"….the water warms us in June to September and the waves are changing all the time. Beautiful colors in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Take the wee boat from the Palacete del Embarcadero just across from the Bank of Santander arch and the tourist information office. It only costs a few euros for a return ticket. Stay on until the end. There isn't much in Puntal. But from the ferry slipway you can either walk the bay side or the better Bay of Biscay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Beautiful beach. Easy to walk. Can take buses back to city centre or any where along the beach. There are some resturants along the beach but did'nt try them.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Sun sea and surf. Great waves, great sand. Great! Away from the city on the other side of the bay. Rollers come straight in from the atlantic. Beautiful.

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Cantabria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It's just across the Santander bay, and during the summer you can get there by regular local boats, Las Reginas. A great place to relax and sunbathe, especially if you like to practice naturism, which is allowed in this area. Great place for very long walks..!

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