Bring your towel, sunscreen and swimmers for some serious chilling out.

El Sardinero Beach is one of the best-loved shores in the whole of Cantabria. With two golden, sweeping sections of sand that stretch for 1km each, this is where locals and visitors come to surf, swim, stroll and sunbathe.

So, will you relax on the shore and dive into a bestseller or take a dip in the inviting water? Perhaps you’ll head into town to do some shopping or wander along the promenade and duck into one of the many bars and cafés for a snack and a drink. Your time here is your own – so it’s all up to you.

On the panoramic drives bookending this experience, you’ll see many of Santander’s most famous sights. Pass by the beautiful Pereda Gardens, El Sardinero football stadium, the Town Hall and gothic Santander Cathedral, among other landmarks.

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