10 Beautiful Basque Country Beaches

The Basque Country is famous for its food. But the Atlantic Ocean is not just an orchard of seafood. The beaches are made up of a dramatic long coastline, interesting nature routes and harbours. It´s also a great place for surfing, swimming, beach sports and kayaking. Perfect for the whole family.

Discover the best beaches and experience one of our Basque country holidays for a great visit to this Northern region of Spain. 


La Concha

San Sebastian - Playa de la Concha 

Miramar Palace was built in 1887 after Queen María Cristina declared that San Sebastian would be her official summer residence. No wonder San Sebastian, in contrast to the Basque cities such as A Coruña and Bilbao, has a very luxurious atmosphere. And, La Concha, the stunning central beach, is the jewel in the crown. A San Sebastian holiday rental will be the perfect option to explore this beautiful area of the Basque country. 


Pais Vasco, Lekeitio

The Playa Isuntza in Lekeitio is 100 metres long and 20 metres wide, it's a beach which is ideal for both young and older people. As its gentle surf suits children as much as the elderly.



Zumaia, Pais Vasco 

This Zumaia playa not only offers a great day out on the beach but also makes for an interesting geological field trip. That's because Itzurun is situated in the middle of the world's longest series of continuous rock layers. Find fossils dating back to over 100 million years ago.


Zarauz, Pais Vasco 

At 2.8km, Zarautz is the longest beach in the whole of the Basque Country. Which comes in handy during summer months. As the town of the same name trebles in size with the arrival of the tourist season.


Laga beach, Pais Vasco 

Laga is situated in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, the green mountains of Atxarre and Ogoño above offer plenty of shade. Explore its waters by kayak or sample its surf on a board, the choice is yours.


Ondarreta, Pais Vasco 

Another sports beach, this San Sebastián stretch of shore is a haven for bodyboarders and surfers. As well as attracting lovers of beach volleyball, beach tennis, and even beach football. You'll certainly have hours of fun with the activities here. 


Atxibiribil beach, Pais Vasco

Forming a mega beach with Arrietera to the west,  the wide bay of Atxibiribil located in Sopelana attracts surfers and families alike. Reach it by car, along the BI-2122. Alternatively, you can get to this beach by Bizkaibus or Metro. If you would like to visit Sopelana, see here for our apartments in Bilbao and make the most of your stay.


Arrigorri beach, Pais Vasco 

 An urban beach which flies the Blue Flag with pride, you'll find Arrigorri in Ondarroa. There's a promenade which connects with Saturrarán. Along with car parking spaces and various restaurants nearby.


Bakio, Pais Vasco 

Enjoy the favourable microclimate on a beach which boasts a beautiful Cantabrian Sea setting. In Bakio there are some excellent seafood restaurants nearby. Where you'll also find kayak and surf schools.


Zurriola Beach, San Sebastian 

San Sebastián's second beach, Zurriola is located between the mouth of the river Urumea and Mount Ulla. You can dare to bare all here, as it's one of the few city beaches in Spain which allows nudism. 800 metres long, it extends to a width of up to 110 metres with the tide. 




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