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“Needed a bit of a sweep” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Primera de El Sardinero

Playa Primera de El Sardinero
Plaza de Italia, 39005 Santander, Spain
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Ranked #9 of 50 attractions in Santander
Type: Beaches
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Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Needed a bit of a sweep”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a fabulous beach and clearly popular without being overcrowded but we were disappointed on our visit to find a lot of sanitary lining papers all over the beach on our visit in September. Hopefully this was the result of some unpleasant blip which has been sorted out by now, if not it needs to be rectified or it will not deserve its clean beach status.
There is a good live webcam which shows the state of the surf available from spanishguides.com

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Northern beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

As all the northern beaches, there are not many sunny and warm days, but that's also why these kinds of beaches are cool: quite a few people go there to walk in the wintertime. It's a different way of seeing the beach, but I prefer it like that: almost empty, all yours :)

Visited February 2012
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Milan, Italy
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I was told that el sardinero is one of the 10 cleanest beaches in the world and it really is. It's on the ocean, so windy, and the water is quite cold, but still this beach is something you need to see if you're planning a trip in northern spain.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Clean and bustling city beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

For those who, like myself, love 7ft high tidal waves on a sandy beach densely (yet orderly) filled with well-behaved locals of all ages, this is the place where to go. It's particularly amazing to be reminded how an Atlantic beach-head can shift in shape and size overnight.

Visited August 2012
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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
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“NICE BEACH but, before, check the weather!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Santander is a beautiful place, and El Sardinero is the most popular beach. But before going, you all should check the weather. Even if it is July, it has a good chance of raining!

Visited July 2012
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