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Playa de El Puntal, Santander

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Take in the sun at Playa de El Puntal. Swim or surf in the clear, clean water, or play some sports on the large, roomy beach. There is a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from, and the beach is generally not too crowded. If you want a full-body tan, there is a nude section of the beach. A ferry runs every 15 minutes from the maritime museum in Santander Bay, but you can reach the beach by car as well. Put Playa de El Puntal and other Santander attractions into our Santander itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It's a sand barrier in front of Santander city and you get there by boat : wonderful!! Take the boat in the middle of the city and you get off in the sand . You'll see a busy area with a bar (chiringu...  more »
  • We were fascinated by this beach which we first saw arriving in Santander by ferry boat. We did not have time to stop when we came in, but we had a few hours on the day we were boarding back to the UK...  more »
  • Go by boat and walk! Beautiful uncrowded beaches miles of golden sand ,great surfing two good restaurants and very safe for kids  more »

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Where to stay in Santander

For views over the water and a wide selection of restaurants, consider staying near the Puerto Chico, or "little port," area. Lodging on the historical Camino de Santiago en Santander street puts you in the path of many of the city's walking tours. The streets that jut off Alameda de Oviedo are full of markets, cafes, and shops that put you in the middle of activity.
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