7- El Puntal Beach
ACCESS: There is a boat shuttle that takes you to this Paradise (from the Palacete del Embarcadero just across from the Bank of Santander arch and the tourist information office). It only costs a few euros for a return ticket.
El Puntal Beach is a 4.5 km sand barrier in front of Santander.
This beach has beautiful golden dunes, clear water and stunning views (the Palace of La Magdalena, two lighthouses, the city of Santander, several islands and lots of large and small boats coming and going). All these characteristics make it one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain.
This gem of a beach is well worth a day of your travel itinerary.... You even have 2 sides, one is the sea and the other one is on a tidal river which goes into the inner part of the bay framed by the mountains and in a clear day even by the Picos de Europa.
Some parts of the beach are pretty crowded (especially next to the “chiringuitos”) in summer, however, this beach is large enough for you to find the right isolated place for sunbathing, practicing nudism, swimming, walking ..... and enjoying the view.........Just marvelous !!!
LENGHT 4,5 km WIDTH 120m
WAVES moderate NUDIST yes
SAND golden ROCKS no
LIFEGUARD yes WATER SPORTS no
TOILETS no SHOWERS no
PARKING no DISABLED ACCESS no
RESTAURANTS no CAMPING no
KIOSK yes OCCUPATION average
TYPE urban BUS STOP no