San Sebastian is definitely a resort town with its Playa de la Concha and promenade. It also has an array of pinotxo bars for tourists to pinotxo crawls in Parte Vieja.
San Sebastian’s Playa de la Concha is definitely one of the major landmarks in the city. It’s probably one of the reasons people flock to San Sebastian outside of the never-ending pinotxo bars and food. It’s a quiet beach stretching no more than 2 miles along the city. However, the picturesque scene is breathtaking with the mountains rounding the beach.
Playa de la Concha caught me by surprised when I made my way from Parte Vieja. There was a cool breeze with a fresh and crisp ocean smell. The promenade had a few locals doing their morning run and a few children hanging out at the playground. However, it was completely empty in the morning like the rest of San Sebastian.
It’s a strange occurrence to find any beach empty since I’m from Southern California. I’ll be lucky to find a parking spot and a free area on the beach to relax for the day; however, San Sebastian is a completely different town compared to the greater Los Angeles area. The empty match beach was matched by the calm waters of San Sebastian as the waves leisurely came to the shore. It was a very nice feeling to have a beach completely to myself. With that said, Playa de la Concha was worth the trip.
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