Playas de Langre


The two gorgeously wild golden beaches of Langre are backed by cliffs topped with rolling green fields, and often have surfable waves. Most beachgoers head for Langre La Grande, although the smaller, adjacent Langre La Pequeña is more protected. The beaches are 5km east of Somo and 500m northeast of Langre village – 8km east of Santander as the crow flies, but 30km round the bay if you're driving.

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Nearby Santander attractions

1. Playa de Somo

2.87 MILES

Across the bay from Santander, and just beyond Playa del Puntal, Playa de Somo is a beautiful, gold-tinged beach, often with pretty good surf. A year…

2. Palacio de la Magdalena

3.78 MILES

The eclectically styled, English-inspired palace crowning the Península de la Magdalena was built between 1908 and 1912 as a gift from Santander to Spain…

3. Península de la Magdalena

3.96 MILES

At the eastern tip of the bay, this sprawling parkland is perfect for a stroll, and popular with picnickers. Kids will enjoy the resident seals, sea lions…

4. Playa del Puntal

4.13 MILES

A 2km-long finger of sand jutting across the bay towards Santander, Playa del Puntal is idyllic on calm days (but beware the currents). A couple of…

5. Playa del Sardinero


El Sardinero’s 1.5km-long strand of gorgeous golden sand faces the open sea, north of the Península de la Magdalena. It’s backed by some of Santander’s…

6. Museo Marítimo del Cantábrico

4.71 MILES

Find out all about Cantabria’s long seafaring history at Santander’s maritime museum, 800m east of the Puerto Chico marina. The four floors cover all…

7. Playa de Mataleñas

4.88 MILES

Tucked deep between two rocky headlands just north of El Sardinero, this tiny golden cove gets packed during the summer months. From the northern end of…

8. Plaza de Cañadío

5.61 MILES

The epicentre of Santander's nightlife scene, Plaza de Cañadío is packed with bars and restaurants that keep buzzing into the wee hours.