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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  • To go swimming, in tide low and in summer (put to half of way some platforms with trampoline and slide for rest). It is good to take something waterproof to take money and eat a pintxo
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  • The island of Santa Clara is a very nice place, to get to it you have to take a speedboat next to the town hall to gain access, best in summer since you can bathe and having a very good
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  • It's the nail drawn on the horizon between the two mountains that monitor the entry of the Concha. You see everywhere, more or less distinctly, the best place is to mount Igueldo.
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