Playa de El Puntal, Santander

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#2 of 17 in Beaches in Cantabria
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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  • August 17, 2017
    a beach quiet, not so saturated, and a joy you arrive in the small boat, there is also a bar and restaurant
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  • August 12, 2017
    Few cities in the world allow you to have it all in the summer. However, Playa de El Puntal in Santander gets you pretty close. With sweeping views of the city and the sea and surrounded by tiny sail ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    In the middle of the Bay of Santander, one of the beaches most long, facing right from the tip, Somo, Pedreña, the bridge of the river basins, tranquility boats discern, fine cuisine in all its peoples and left Loredo and costa cantábrica to the background and foreground quebrantas them where in days of storm can one imagine boats trying to beach not entering through the mouth to the tranquility of the port. Tranquility in great degree. YOU HAVE TO BRING UMBRELLA AND MUCH SUN CREAM
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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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