3- Bikinis Beach
"Playa de los Bikinis" is a 250m calm beach on the grounds of the Magdalena Palace.
The Bikinis beach became famous for being the first beach in Santander where university students wore a bikini on the beach. These were foreign students from the Summer University of Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) and meant all a revolution in the traditional santander’s society.
It has a great playground and a large slide down onto the beach plus a handy cafe in the UIMP buildings. Views of the mountain ranges on the other side of the bay are just amazing.
ACCESS: is crossing La Magdalena Palace.
LENGHT 250m WIDTH 30m
WAVES moderate NUDIST no
SAND golden ROCKS no
LIFEGUARD yes WATER SPORTS yes
TOILETS no SHOWERS no
PARKING yes DISABLED ACCESS yes
RESTAURANTS no CAMPING no
KIOSK no OCCUPATION high
TYPE urban BUS STOP no
ACCESS easy but some walking is needed