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 Donostia. 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.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 of its popularity in the summer. The concrete pier of Santa Clara is served to Donostia by boat, running every 30 minutes.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 as well as gulls, the European shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) and the common guillemot (Uria aalge).
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  • Beautiful place to spend the day in a hot summer day. Beach bar, small tables to eat (you get the food type picnic) and calm waters.
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  • The island viewed from the Bay has its charm. And if you visit it even more. You can access it by boat or swim. Get a boat from the port that runs along the Bay and you can leave it so you spend the afternoon picnic. Ista is more cozy than expected, and you can walk to it. It has a fauna typical of island, birds, lizards, and fish around quite wide. And he has prepared for the picnic tables. Also has a small port and a beach to reach it.
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  • Your device has memory? Think about it! Snap away the landscape, it's worth it! The boat, the Sun, nature... simply. If you do not afraid to trudge with good shoes, this destination is doing for you.
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  • Visit one of the most beautiful places in the world and you won't regret it! San Sebastian is Love! 😄
  • Small island but charming. A wonder to explore it on foot, go swimming to rowing or playing any sport. Only downside, is unfortunate Island boats to carry people throughout the year and are not responsible or to clean the trash that your customers leave. So out of the summer is something dirty all...
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  • Beautiful little island
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  • It is not a spectacular trip, but if you have a couple of hours you can dedicate it to come strolling on the ship through the Bay with a boat departing from the port, and spend an hour touring the island, seeing plenty of gulls, approaching the lighthouse and take "a pileup" If e l-bar is open
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  • Beautiful views from the beach.
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