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Clean, great vistas

This beach is surrounded by wonderful vistas. Its pristine, there are lifeguards, a restaurant at... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
New York, NY
Take the boat to Santander

If you are intending to visit Santander for a day visit and you did not want to waste time finding... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Calle las Quebrantas 14, 39140 Somo, Spain
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

This beach is surrounded by wonderful vistas. Its pristine, there are lifeguards, a restaurant at the entrance and shops and foodmarts surrounding it. We found street parking on the approach but there is a large lot next to the beach. The drive to the beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank CosmoChickNYer
Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you are intending to visit Santander for a day visit and you did not want to waste time finding somewhere to park get the ferry from Somo. It takes about 20 minutes and costs 4.95 euros for a return fare. You can also get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank bobby-kinsuk
Reviewed May 22, 2018

This beach is reminiscent of Bundoran beach in Ireland. Very long ( long enough for the annual horse races!) and cleaned by the tide which retreats for about a quarter of a mile.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank locallady49
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

About 20 minutes by car from the centre of Santander, there is this small town with a very large playa. Some areas are backpacked by houses but some other ones have trees and shrubs behind. There are lots of surf school and lots of people...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mic F
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach on the other side of Santander's bay. Stunning views of Santander and perfect to walk/swim/surf. There's a cosy cafe on the beach with great views too.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Natalia L
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Stroll down the beach. Gold sand...longs walks..crystal waters..relax ambiance ...the best view of Santander ..: Stand up paddle...surf... I am in love with somo !!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank alexandralB4810XL
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Somo for a week. The beach is long, wide and sandy. It's used for surfing, so the waves can get fairly big a bit further out, but it's also shallow at the water's edge so fine for paddling and splashing about. The...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Kirsteen R
Reviewed December 10, 2016

After long days out on the bike in the Picos mountains on our return some of us would take the ten minutes walk down to the beach for some sun sand and waves watching the locals while we supped cold bears.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank freeandeasygoing
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I'm not a beach sitter usually but really loved the Somo beach. Beautiful clean soft sand. Very diligent lifeguards who were really alert to make sure everyone stays safe. Great for paddling, swimming, surfing. Also close to lots of great cafes and a skatepark. Beach...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Redhare18
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Beautiful sandy beach. Its advatnages compared to others is its size, there is always sapce even on crowded days. Also great for those who like walking. The nicest walk is towards the playa de El Puntal (towards Santader). At the tip, you are less than...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Response from locallady49 | Reviewed this property |
We did not use the bus, but instead we used the small ferry. this runs from Santander to Somo and back, every hour. Bicycles and luggage can easily be loaded on and off this ferry and the fare is inexpensive. The ferry... More