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nice clean beach

thanks to the locals! the beach is cleaned every day and beside some strangers everyone helps to... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Exceptional Stretch of Coast

We luck on this beach and location purely by chance to break our bus trip to San Sebastion. What a... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Fitzroy, Australia
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Sep 20, 2018
“nice clean beach”
Apr 18, 2018
“Exceptional Stretch of Coast”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

thanks to the locals! the beach is cleaned every day and beside some strangers everyone helps to keep it clean. nice surf at playa meron.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We luck on this beach and location purely by chance to break our bus trip to San Sebastion. What a find for some beach hungry Australians. The surf was good and after a refreshing dip we came alive....16/17 at best but that was fine. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Despite having grown up coming to El Meron since a was a baby, now that I live abroad I have come to appreciate it even more. This white sand beach stretches for several kilometres so if you are for a walk I can recommend you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Beautiful sandy beach. We visited as part of our walk around the are. It was Sunday. Quite busy, but not packed - like an English beach . showers available just off the sand . excellent place to unwind

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank scrappydee
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Visited as part of a drive around the region and found this gem of a beach, along the road from San Vicente de la Barquera which is a place worth a visit for the castle and church as well as super restaurants.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank douglasf
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Visiting friends in the region and ventured to this great spot... the wide open space leading down to the water... it was just great spot to stop and take a breath and be grateful for the world we live i

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed July 26, 2015

Several kilometers of beautiful beaches, and we chose this one as it was the larger of the beaches and we had stopped in town for the afternoon. The water was warm, the sand is very clean, fine, easy to talk along and the beach has...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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San Vicente de la Barquera (6 Replies)
We've visited lots of pueblos in Cantabria, but have never had the opportunity to stay in SVB. We are hoping to do that this summer. I'm looking for suggestions for menu del dia restaurants, wifi hotspot pubs etc. We will likely be staying on the beach side near playa Meron. What all is over there? Also, in other towns of the north I noticed that it was common to make lunch in the apartamento, but then go out for dinner. Is this true in SVB as well? Thanks.
June 27, 2011|
Response fromRatonCantabria|
San Vicente is lovely, one of my favourite towns in Cantabria, and a great place for a holiday. There are plenty of restaurants in the centre, and down by the beaches, which offer ver tasty and affordable menus at lunch time, and some in the evening too. Down by Meron, there is a supermarket, bars, some surf and tourist shops, surf schools, and several restaurants and cafes. A place where we often go for tapas and raciones is the right hand restaurant opposite the Tostadero beach (the...More