Playa de la Concha

Top choice beach

in New Town & Monte Igueldo
Image by Juergen Richter / Getty Images
Image by Juergen Richter / Getty Images

Fulfilling almost every idea of how a perfect city beach should be formed, Playa de la Concha (and its westerly extension, Playa de Ondarreta) is easily among the best city beaches in Europe. Tanned and toned bodies spread across the sand throughout the long summer months, when a fiesta atmosphere prevails. The swimming is almost always safe. At night, the view of the bay's twinkling lights and illuminated monuments is magical.