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Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

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Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

Can you drink alcohol or buy beverages on the beaches in San Sebastián?

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1. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

cypag2:

I think you can, as long as you are not rowdy.

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2. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

There aren't many places directly on the beach that sell alcohol but there are plenty of small convenience shops selling cans of beer etc.

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3. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

Thanks both of you. I am going for the first time this summer in July for 2 nights while I am passing through and we are just trying to enjoy the time as much as possible.

Any suggestions or tips.

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4. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

On any nice evening you will often see lots of people, young and old, enjoying a drink and a chat sitting on the sea wall at the far eastern end of Zurriola beach here: https://goo.gl/maps/FlvSj

If there is surf then you get to watch the surfers on the waves from quite close by. The sun also sets over Monte Igueldo.

On the right of that google map link you will see a short dead-end alleyway. About half way along there is a small shop selling little bits of food and most importantly cold beer.

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5. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

Drinking is allowed, but this is not a tourist resort of the kind you may find in Florida or southern Spain, therefore it´s a discreet activity and based purely on a quiet enjoyment.

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6. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

What you will be surpised is about how many young people smoke hash in the beach. But you will not if you know that drugs are spread in Spain almost like in Holland, the only thing is that here they are not legal.

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7. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

Perfect! exactly what we are looking for some nice relaxing beach time. thank you for the response.

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8. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

Interesting but good to know.

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9. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

Well, doing drugs is not exactly illegal, but not completely legal either. As long as it´s for your own use, you may smoke hash or do any other drug...but you can´t sell it. Complicated to understand.

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10. Re: Can you drink on the beaches in San Sebastián

doing so in the street is illegal, although often overlooked by police. I wouldn't try using drugs in spain as a foreign citizen.

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