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 twelve miles from France, has packed beaches all summer. Playa la Concha, the largest, swings an arc around the bay and 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 superves 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 meet Jesus. Views are spectacular.
The promenade 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 airborne but missed that photo opt.
San Sebastian is best in the summer months if you’re hopping to swim. Otherwise, it can be rainy and chilly.