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Playa de San Lorenzo

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Address: Gijon, Spain

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A great weekend stroll

A very clean and busy beach in summer .No beach bars or tacky shops on the paseo.Access via ramps.All ages on the sand but not overcrowded.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very clean and busy beach in summer .No beach bars or tacky shops on the paseo.Access via ramps.All ages on the sand but not overcrowded.

Thank But2n
Las Rozas, Spain
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85 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gijon urban beach is one of the most beautiful and clean urban beaches you can find in Spain. Although La Concha (San Sebastian), El Sardinero (Santander) or La Victoria (Cádiz) are more famous, this is equally beautiful, clean and enjoyable.

Thank Jesusizdo
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243 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to Gijon so took off from hotel to find the sea front. And what a lovely one Playa de San Lorenzo is, with its fabulous long paved sea front - walked 5 km and certainly didn't cover it all. Several eating places and ice cream huts also occupied the area. The stripy bins were pretty cool also... More 

Thank Sparkie154
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The promenade along the beachfront is a wonderful way to see the beach off season. Wide, spacious and very clean it rivals Sydney's Bondi Beach as a promenade. The water seems very clean and the waves fairly gentle on the day we visited. Plenty of lifeguards in Baywatch red on the lookout for poor swimmers in trouble. I loved the... More 

Thank Lee T
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A long, interesting beach that I'm sure gets very crowded and entertaining over summer. A few surfers in the are even though the waves were not great, and in perfectly melts with the church that perfectly crowns a nice seaside walk!

Thank Paolo S
Meols, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Lovely beach. Lots of surfers out when we were there. However I would imagine that it gets incredibly crowded during the high season.

Thank Clare H
Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Great natural leisure point in the very centre of town. During winter time you'll only see a few groups wandering around or walking their dogs as well as they odd surfer tryong to make the best of the day's tides. In the summer you might struggle to get a spot for ypur towel. It sits right next to a very... More 

Thank Miguel A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

for the ones who loves a sunny day by the beach definitely will enjoy this Playa! the only thing that bother me a bit was an extremely cold sea! but i think is ok because it was a very hot day! i enjoyed it!

Thank Anne D
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We've been to Gijon twice and we always enjoy walking along the promenade by this beach and watching the waves, the surfers, the dogs and the footballers. Watching beach footballers waiting until the tide goes out so they can mark out a pitch is surprisingly fun! It's a great place to people watch and you can walk all the way... More 

Thank madamedefarge
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Although the weather is cold and raining, people have enthusiasm for life. People go jogging, surfing and swimming on the weekend. It is a lively place. It is a great pleasure for visiting. It also has a nice city view, clean streets and various areas can walk around. I would love to visit it again.

Thank Hazelfan

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