Photo Scoop (no. 17 ): Swimming San Sebastian

Bay of Concha, San Sebastian

By Nancy Todd

Catching a tan or wave on a beach in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities is a rare combo.  San Sebastian, located on the Bay of Biscay and only 12 miles from France, has packed beaches all summer.  La Concha, the largest, swings an arc around the Bay of Concha for 1.5 miles.  This is the most popular of the three beaches where the tanned line up like anchovies packed in a tin.

An enormous statue of Jesus is on one end of the bay supervising babes in bikinis and babes in strollers.  He is not looking optimistic about his job.

The Wind Comb is at the opposite end of the bay from Jesus.  Created by Spain’s famous sculptor, Eduardo Chillida, The Wind Comb looms over the sea.

Taking a long walk around the beach means a promenade, rock climbing at the Wind Comb end, and hoofing it up narrow paths to met Jesus.  Views are spectacular.

The promendade is filled with strollers all year round.  Majestic lamp posts light the way complete with gargoyles.

The Balloon Guy near the beach.  I suspect he is often air born but missed that photo op.

The Scoop has more on beaches.                     Lots to do in Northern Spain and here is more info on San Sebastian.

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  1. Sue Yurick
    Posted September 2, 2012 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    I think Biscayne is in Florida. This is just Biscay or Vizcaya. Love the area! Envy you enormously! Muxus.

  2. admin
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    It’s a gorgeous beach, especially this time of year!

  3. admin
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Not sure Salim, good question.

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