Santa Clara Island, San Sebastian - Donostia

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Santa Clara Island is located in San Sebastian, Spain, in the middle of the bay of Donosti. It is located between the two most importants mountains of the city, Urgull and Igueldo.It measures 400 meters across, and rises to a height of 48 meters, with steep sides. It is difficult to walk to because of the rocks.The island has a small beach which only appears with low tide. There is a small bar and a small port. Despite the small size of the island, the beach has a lifeguard service because a lot of people go to the island in summer. The port of Santa Clara is connected by ferry, running every 30 minutes, with Donostia.The island has an uninhabited lighthouse.Wildlife and plantsThe island supports a range of exotic species including: Tamarix gallica (French tamarisk)Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (Lawson's cypress )Arundo donax (giant cane)Populus nigra (black poplar)Betula celtiberica (birch)Ficus carica (common fig)Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust tree)Ligustrum ovalifolium (oval-leaved privet)Euonymus japonicus (Japanese spindle)Geranium robertianum (herb Robert)Pteridium aquilinum (common bracken)Trifolium reptans (clover)Crithmum maritimum (rock samphire) Animals include the Iberian wall lizard as well as gulls, the European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and the common guillemot (Uria aalge).
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  • August 13, 2017
    The island of Santa Clara is located in the Bay of La Concha Bay of Biscay (read directly in the Ocean). I don't know about its purpose (like saw some buildings), but the fact that the island is part of the remarkable landscape of San Sebastián, rastirazhirovannogo on many photographs-it's a fact. The island can be viewed from different angles-from the beach and the promenade (not very visible), or with viewing platforms Mount Urgull. In this case, the island will be at your fingertips. Recommend.
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  • August 6, 2017
    With so much juice that you can get to this city! The only thing that was missing was this mini island with so much history! But his visit does not recommend, if I recommend your photo!
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  • July 30, 2017
    It is must-see. There is a motor of the island departing from the Marina (red line €4,50 tour Puerto-Isla direct round-trip, blue line: tour of the Bahia-isla and return, €6,50) that you approach her, every 30 minutes, for the reasonable prices and the truth is that the experience of your visit is priceless. You can swim in the small beach that is next to the Pier (there is a lifeguard service, also has a bar where you can drink; they make even paella). But the really gratifying for me was to walk it. Spectacular views of the city and its surroundings, from the Cantabrian Sea, cliffs and lush vegetation. At the top, next to the lighthouse, there is an area of recreation with tables and benches to make a picnic if desired, with litter bins and toilets.
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