Tips to swim to the island of Santa Clara in San Sebastián

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San Sebastian is one of the most attractive cities for a traveler in Spain. Perhaps the most famous of San Sebastian is the huge beach of La Concha, which extends throughout the city.

A few hundred meters from the beach we have the Island of Santa Clara, which can be reached by swimming, so today we give these tips to swim to the island of Santa Clara in San Sebastián.

Santa Clara is a small island in the western part of the bay of La Concha. It is said that all donostiarras, to be called donostiarras with all its meaning, they have to swim across from the beach to the island. But this is no easy task …


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Before leaving

The first is to leave things somewhere. If you are going swimming to the island you cannot take the wallet and mobile with you. The lockers in the Concha beach just cost 5 euro deposit which you get back with the key. These lockers are also fine if you have nowhere to leave things and simply want to visit San Sebastian.

It is desirable to heat a little and take a little swim along the shore, to get acclimatized to the water temperature and to avoid the possibility of cramps that may hinder your efforts.

Before you start swimming, fijaros in the sea state. Try to do it with the low tide, and if possible, a day without much swell. We were unlucky and it was very difficult to swim. Do not go alone and Warn rescuers that you are going to swim. Finally, place yourself in the far west of La Concha, from there the distance is less.

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Tips for the trip

Once you begin to swim you do not go too fast, there are many strokes they have to give and no rush. There are platforms with slides where you can relax and congers able to buoys. Beach Island Santa Clara is in front of you if you have started on the left side of the Concha.

Try to dose the effort and swim quiet because it’s not a very hard journey, but we must keep a steady pace that will facilitate our task. It is also convenient to travel accompanied by another person who can help in case of mishaps.

What awaits you on the island?

On the island a bar, much forest, and an ideal place to rest after the beating you will find yourself swimming. Whether or energy left you can climb to the lighthouse there in the top of the island, but do not forget that you have to swim back to San Sebastian.

However, there are alternatives to the “beating” swimming, because if you want to know the island without reach it by swimming, also can take a boat trip for 6 euros, but will not be the same.

We hope these tips to go swimming hast the Island of Santa Clara in San Sebastián, count him easy if you decide to do the feat and authentic donostiarras See yourselves ye where ye.

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