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Superb beach

We loved the beach which is so NOT a typical Costa - a quiet, sheltered bay, beautiful sand backed... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
Gorgeous wild beach

Lovely beach but the water can be dangerous. All good surfing beaches are hazardous to swimmers and... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We loved the beach which is so NOT a typical Costa - a quiet, sheltered bay, beautiful sand backed by dunes - and no debris washed into the cliffs / rock pools at the ends of the beach

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Lovely beach but the water can be dangerous. All good surfing beaches are hazardous to swimmers and there are rip tides. Warm water, its.an hours walk up and down. Blue flag, lifeguards are present.Clean with stunning views. Well worth a visit or in our case...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

This beach is away from the main town of Santona and feels quite isolated, especially with the large prison at one end, where there’s also a camping ground. Visited on a blustery day early March and the only people taking advantage of the wind were...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed February 12, 2018

A long sandy beach with boardwalks for easy access. Cliffs at both ends. Popular with surfers, with surf schools adjacent. A few shops and cafes nearby.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Playa de Berria in Santona Northern Spain is a clean free beautiful span of beach, we walked, we picnicked and talked with other geach goers. Parking was free.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Quiet out of season for those who like to get away from things. Beach facilites closed in late season. Summer mightbe much busier.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

One of the best beaches for clean sand anywhere. A great hotel just off the beach Juan de la Cosa in Berria. A great family run hotel, top notch.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Saucer_Soldier
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Even during the weekend there is enough space for everybody on the beach, however there is not enough space to park your car. You need to drive around the houses opposite the beach to find a parking space. When you come during a week there...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BeataK551
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

We visited Noja plays de ris and Santona plays de berria both are great beaches you won't go wrong whichever you choose however we did enjoy santona to stroll around and for pinchos!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank thirtyHerts
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Are you looking for amazing place where you can relax, run, play with friends/kids, surfing or do whatever you want go to visit this beach! Long beach with waves.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank viktoriaFo
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Sue R
February 24, 2017|
Response from viktoriaFo | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is possible. You can take a bus from the bus station in Santona to Bilbao ( check the timetable of the buses). From Santona to Bilbao it is one hour and half by bus :)
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August 1, 2016|
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No I do not think it would be suitable.