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La Concha - sandy beach of sunny Alicante

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La Concha - sandy beach of sunny Alicante

Spain is an excellent choice for a vacation: it is sunny, warm and clean, the water pleases with coolness, the beaches are clean sand. The only negative is the periodic crowding, which just arises due to the fact that everyone wants to enjoy the ideal sunny Spain. La Concha beach is a suitable place for a family vacation: the sea in this area is considered safe, the beach is clean, the infrastructure is one hundred percent developed. The only thing that can upset you during your vacation in Alicante is that it will end too quickly, not allowing you to fully enjoy the well-deserved idleness.

Everything you need to know about La Concha

La Concha beach is perhaps the most famous and picturesque beach in Europe. It stretches along the coast of the bay of the same name. Translated from the Spanish "la concha" - "shell". The beach got its name for its shell-like shape. On both sides, the beach line is framed by the mountains of Urgul and Igueldo. La Concha is located right in the city center, next to it there is another beach, less touristy - Ondaretta.

The size of the beach varies due to the tides of the Atlantic: its length is 1350 meters, width is 40. The peculiarity of La Concha is the developed infrastructure - in addition to the fact that you can sunbathe and swim here, visitors are offered:

  • Go surfing and windsurfing
  • Play beach soccer
  • Rent a kayak
  • Spend time on water attractions
  • Ride a bike path parallel to the beach
  • Admire views of the Urgul and Igueldo Mountains, Santa Clara Island.

Where to stay?

In order to fully enjoy the rest in this place, experienced tourists recommend staying in nearby hotels - there are many of them for every taste and budget:

  • NH Collection San Sebastian Aranzazu 4 *
  • Hotel TRYP San Sebastian Orly 4 *
  • Plaza Guipuzcoa Studios Suites - apartments
  • Okako 1 *
  • Sercotel Codina 3 *
  • Hotel Ezeiza 2 *
  • Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra 4 *
  • Gran Bahia Bernardo 2 *
  • Hotel Arrizul Beach 1 *.

Interesting Facts

  • The total area of La Concha beach is 54,000 sq.m.
  • In 2007, the beach was included in the list of 12 Treasures of Spain
  • In the 19th century, the beach was visited by Queen Isabella II, so San Sebastian became the summer royal residence
  • People swim in the sea at La Concha beach at any time of the year, regardless of the water temperature.

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