Ondarreta beach, San Sebastián Donostia, Spain
A view of the rocky link between La Concha and Ondarreta beach, below Queen Isabel’s modest summer residence, Palacio Miramar (the red tower building backed by trees).
Why use Ondarreta beach in San Sebastián Donostia?
Ondarreta beach seen from the La Concha crossover with Monte Igeldo (aka Igueldo) on high.
Playa de Ondarreta is smaller but a little elevated so retains more dry sand at high tide. It also offers more pay facilities like sun beds, parasols, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals but does have some stony patches.
At the far west end of the beach there is easy access to the inexpensive funicular running up to the top of Monte Igueldo for access to a small and rather juvenile theme park as well as to a (free) terrace viewpoint and a café/bar that serves reasonably priced drinks with an outstanding panorama.
On the far right side round the bay are the choppy, colourful rocks and the three heavy metal sculptures that compose the Comb of the Winds (photos below).