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Playa de El Puntal

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Address: Somo (Ribamontan al Mar), Santander, Spain

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Great Beach

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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York, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beach on the sheltered side of the spit of land jutting out from Somo, has a couple of beach cafes that do drinks and food, can get the local ferry from Santander (regular, a few euros return) or as we did, walk round the beach from Somo town (20 min). as its in the sheltered bay side, calm, shallow sandy... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Looking for a beach where you can practice surf? You got it, even a school nearby to learn the ropes Looking for a soft sand beach where you can walk and walk by the sea ? You got it Looking for a beach with bars nearby where you can enjoy great local fare ? Yes, you got it as well... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

accessed by road ca141 or ferry from santander. Great sweeping sandy beach very popular with surfers and families. plenty of cafes and bars with fantastic view of Santander bay.

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Castelldefels, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

One of my favourite beaches in Cantabria. Really big and with a corner for nudity if you fancy it. Ideal for sports as well. There are chiringuitos (beach bars) for lunch and/or drinks on the very beach, which is very convenient if you have forgotten to bring your own.

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is lovely beach across the bay from Santander. A boat ferries you across from beside the maritime museum for 3.80 return. The beach is a huge spit and is clean and sage to bath on. It does not tend to have as many people on it as other beaches in Santander. Obviously if you are coming from the Laredo... More 

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