Beach of La Concha

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Donostia-San Sebastian

The Beach of La Concha, (cone shell beach) (Basque: Kontxa Hondartza [ˈkontʃa onˈdarts̻a], Spanish: Playa de La Concha [ˈplaʝa ðe la ˈkoɲtʃa]) is a crescent shaped urban seaboard of the city of San Sebastián located at the Bay of La Concha in the (Basque Country), northern Spain. Its remarkably regular shape, the scenic setting in the Bay of La Concha and the 19th century elegance of fashionable seaside resots have made the site very popular, as it is frequently cited as one of the most beautiful and the most famous urban beaches in Europe.[1][2]

It is a sandy beach and shallow substrate, in which the tide fluctuation greatly affects the area available for use. It can be considered an urban beach in widespread use.


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  1. ^ "Europe's 10 best beaches (according to TripAdvisor)". Telegraph Media Group Limited. February 22, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Donostia–San Sebastián". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved January 29, 2019.

Coordinates: 43°19′03″N 1°59′12″W / 43.31750°N 1.98667°W / 43.31750; -1.98667