Playa Primera de El Sardinero, Santander

4.5
#1 of 17 in Beaches in Cantabria
Earning an EU Blue Flag for its cleanliness, Playa Primera de El Sardinero is popular with locals and visitors alike. This wide stretch of white sand offers plenty of facilities, including umbrellas for rent, showers, and a nursery for small children. Rent a bike and ride along the coastal bicycle path, or relax in the sand and watch surfers catch waves. As this is Santander’s main city beach, the promenade is a daily gathering place for walkers and runners of all ages. Arrange your visit to Playa Primera de El Sardinero and discover more family-friendly attractions in Santander using our Santander vacation builder.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Wonderful beach. Long, comfortable, clean. With restaurants on the promenade. I was delighted. To be an urban beach is clean and well-kept. Buses that connect with the Centre of Santander with constant flow.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Km of sand available! And the spectacle of low tide in the morning and 14 o'clock, here comes the high tide! A shame come to santander and not come here!!
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  • August 20, 2017
    I have spent a week on the beach, with Sun and without it. A joy, especially for families. Close to the Centre. Good public transportation.
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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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