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Address: Somo (Ribamontan al Mar), Santander, Spain
Phone Number: +34 942 21 67 53
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Perfect stop before boarding back on the ferry back to the UK

We were fascinated by this beach which we first saw arriving in Santander by ferry boat. We did not have time to stop when we came in, but we had a few hours on the day we were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 5, 2016
Trilingual2007
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We were fascinated by this beach which we first saw arriving in Santander by ferry boat. We did not have time to stop when we came in, but we had a few hours on the day we were boarding back to the UK so we spent the afternoon there. Despite being in August it was quite windy and the water... More 

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Brodick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Go by boat and walk! Beautiful uncrowded beaches miles of golden sand ,great surfing two good restaurants and very safe for kids

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Soft golden sand and flat beach. Visited in September and very quiet, hardly any tourists. An amazing find.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I have been visiting this beach for the past 30 years and it has become a part of me. Very quiet portion of a very long beach (the whole goes from Santander up to Loredo) where you can surf, kitesurf, get naked and/or relax, all in one. The view is spectacular, with the Magdalena Palace, the lighthouse... You even have... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I love the Playa de el Puntal... endless walking from the Pedreñera boat stop to the end at "los tranquilos"... you have the ria where the setting is wild, the ferry landing where you have a couple of fantastic beach restaurants and quiet waters... overlooking Pedreña golf course, take a turn turn at the Puntal and Somo beach galore, with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

We took the boat shuttle, a great little trip to paradise. We walked all along the beach, then found the beach with waves on the other side. Late July, and we could walk in solitude for a long way. What a great little side trip, a true highlight of Santander!

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Valladolid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We took the boat shuttle, which was a great way to cool off, then walked onto the beach and sat for a while had a beer and watched the boats coming and going. It was a nice way to get the day off to a good start.

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Anvers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Beautiful walk on this beach from Somo till the tip of El Puntal. This is a popular walk, so you will not be alone, but there is space enough. Beautiful views on Santander and the Magdalena.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Boat trips were not readily available in May. Perhaps they are more frequent in later summer months.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

we got the boat across the bay from Santander waterfront area to Somo. lovely trip over, great way to see the city from the sea and really cheap. had lunch at the surfing club.

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