The peaceful beach town of Donostia, San Sebastián is a great place if you are looking for an escape from the city. Situated only an hour and a half from Bilbao, and close to the French border, it is a refreshing sight to see and experience if you want to relax and swim in the Atlantic Ocean on your holiday.
Very accessible by coach and worth your money with return tickets costing around 14 euro one way, you can spend a day by the sea or even longer. The city is vivacious, and there are many great shops and restaurants/cafes to accommodate to your liking and fulfil you taste buds with all the delectable Spanish food.
Aside from the glorious beach named ‘La Concha’ due to its shell shape, which you can see the pure form from the beach from Monte Igueldo, which is a great photo taking opportunity as the view is unbelievably stunning. You can be the judge for yourself
as you can take a look at the pictures I took with my Nikon P900. To get to the top of the mountain simply hop on the ‘funicular’ which is the cable car for €3 so that you do not have to strain yourself going to the top using your legs.
Unfortunately, I could only spend one day there as that was the only warm weather which allowed us to visit the beach during my stay in Bilbao. I would highly recommend going in the summer months between June and August especially if you are an avid surfer as the Atlantic Ocean is ideal for hitting the waves, and the soft sand makes it ideal for spending the day soaking up the vitamin D.