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“Surf and fireworks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Playa de San Lorenzo

Playa de San Lorenzo
Gijon, Spain (Cimadevilla)
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Gijon
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Western NY
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Surf and fireworks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is the best place to watch fireworks during the many festivals in Gijon.

Also the is a great spot for small wave surfing.

Visited August 2012
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Monroe, New Jersey
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“Great city, great beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Having traveled for years in Europe I'm embarrassed to say that I knew nothing about Gijon, a city of over 250,000, before my recent visit. It is a gem!!! The beach, Playa de San Lorenzo is a broad crescent of golden sand on the Bay of Biscay. It's a city of beautiful churches and inviting plazas. It also has modern boutiques and great restaurants!

Visited October 2012
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Sebastian, Florida
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“Great for strolling on a Sunday”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Started at the Marina and wandered through the plazas and along the promenade on the coast. Even on a Sunday we found numerous places to sit outside and enjoy an expresso . We even saw a bakery with all kinds of goodies . We assumed it was pretty good stuff as the locals were leaving with sacks of treats. Many places to sit and just enjoy the sea.

Visited September 2012
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Madrid
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“Good city beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

San Lorenzo is a natural beach in a big city, so there is a very nice boulevard several kilometers long (that continues through the coast, connecting with nearby beaches). Unfortunately the buildings that line the boulevard are ugly and tall, so they shade most of the boulevard from Autumn to Spring. The beach near the city centre is covered by tides (up to the stair number 6), so if you plan to sunbathe, go to the furthers part (where you find the usual beach facilities) or to the Poniente beach (by the Aquarium). This Poniente beach is more adequate for families, as there are no strong currents or big waves, and even contains a small playground.

Visited August 2012
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“start here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

if you're in Gijon, start here. There is a great tourist office where you can get the lowdown on good places to eat and places to go etc. If you don't start here, the city can seem overwhelming - it's definitely not a tourist type place but there are great places to go if you know how to find them!

Visited June 2012
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