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“Sydney like beach in Europe”

Playa de San Lorenzo
Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Gijon
Certificate of Excellence
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Paris, France
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51 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sydney like beach in Europe”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you like wind and cold water with a beautiful waterfront, I mean a long walking path with a beautiful coast...visit Gijon San Lorenzo. Compared to Sydney there s the same low key atmosphere during the non touristic season and the same busy stuff during the vacation time. Anyway Sydney is my favourite but Gijon is nice and peaceful, very safe and clean, without any bling bling which is more Spanish White coast atmosphere. Enjoy if you are a surf addict or over 25 !

Visited May 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stunning bay”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Superb beach but very windy! Daughter went surfing and it is perfect for that. A great place for people watching

Visited April 2013
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Kincardine, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Visit in the spring”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

What a wonderful place just to sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by. The trees at this time of the year are a bit dead but I can only imagine how beautiful it will be come springtime.

Visited March 2013
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Western NY
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98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Surf and fireworks”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is the best place to watch fireworks during the many festivals in Gijon.

Also the is a great spot for small wave surfing.

Visited August 2012
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Monroe, New Jersey
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great city, great beach”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Having traveled for years in Europe I'm embarrassed to say that I knew nothing about Gijon, a city of over 250,000, before my recent visit. It is a gem!!! The beach, Playa de San Lorenzo is a broad crescent of golden sand on the Bay of Biscay. It's a city of beautiful churches and inviting plazas. It also has modern boutiques and great restaurants!

Visited October 2012
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