On my second day in San Sebastián, I decided to take an alternative route over into Old Town, so I could walk through the lower parts which eventually leads you straight to their main beachfront and their larger, more popular beaches…
The larger beach (and the one where I ended up) is called Playa de la Concha. Then there’s another one further around the bay called Playa de Ondarreta which is known as being the more fashionable one. I stopped at the first one because well, it was really hot and that water just looked way too inviting to it pass by. I couldn’t be fussed to walk another 10min to get to another beach which may or may not be cooler… so yes, basically I was lazy. 😉 But as you’ll see, I don’t think I did too badly location wise.
Not too shabby hey? Who cares about the cool kids further down…
From Playa de la Concha you can see Monte Urgull, a mountain to the right of the beach topped with a statue of Christ looking over the bay:
You can head up there and check it out up close, but I decided to just check it out from the soft sand where I had settled. San Sebastián in fact has a few things things you can do sights wise. But mostly its just a chill time kind of place, and I really loved that. For me it was beach time, beach time and a little more beach time. Followed by some pinchos exploring in the evenings.
I did at least check out the San Sebastián Basilica, which looks really pretty all lit up after sunset:
On the topic of all lit up, that beachfront area also really comes to life at night. My camera’s not really equipped for night shooting – but this at least gives you an idea:
As I mentioned before, food is a big thing here. Small tapas / bar snack dishes in particular called pinchos. Next up, I’ll give you a rundown of the top pinchos bars I discovered along with all the yummy things I got to try… So basically, it will be a “food porn” post. #HellYeah