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“lovely beach”(3 reviews)
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

The views are stunning and the walk from the park and around the little peninsula which houses the golf course is worth taking.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Emilyjcr
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Paradise on the Earth. Do you doubt it? Just take a look at the photos and tell me I´m in a mistake… One problem: there are a lot of stairs (a hundred or so) to go down to it ... and to climb up afterwards....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Manuel C
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Medium size beach with huge waves and lovely view. Liked it because it is not as crowded as the rest of the beaches in Santander and its also really close to the Lighthouse which is a “must visit” spot in the city.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank noemimagyar
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Beach in a privileged natural environment. Although it is not the beach for walking, there is usually enough space to play football or the local sport, palas (with rackets). Careful with the sea currents. Aim to get there as early as possible in order to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Maria O
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is a beautiful beach a couple of km from El Sardinero heading towards El Faro (the Lighthouse). The stairs to reach the beach of Mataleñas are steep but safe. This beach is very popular during the summer, and swimming in its pristine waters can...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank El-Pescador007
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We found this a superb alternative to el sardinero. So quiet and picturesque. Watch out for anything but a green flag though for swimming. I went into the sea on yellow and found it difficult to get out owing to huge waves and current. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank LizLunn
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely beach. Clean sands and waters. Less touristy than el sardinero. Being in a small bay, it felt snug. At the top of the stairs is an ice cream van.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank JJ B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This certainly is one of the most beautiful place which have ever been, the beauty of this beach is unbelievable. The water is completely clean and also the sand, there is no too many people (at least when I was there), it is really peaceful...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Eliane P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. It is not nearly as crowded as nearby Sardinero beach. There is a small walk to reach the beach but well worth it!

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Linz11251
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Pretty beach with clean sand and sea. Good waves for boogie boarding and body surfing but not too fierce. Large sand area for games. Around 150 steps to get to it so not for the faint-hearted. No facilities on the beach but ice cream van...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank K L
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