Playa de Ondarreta

Beach in New Town & Monte Igueldo

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Playa de Ondarreta, the western extension of the renowned Playa de la Concha, has a less glam, more genteel atmosphere. It's long been popular with the city's most wealthy visitors and residents (look for the former royal summer palace of Miramar that overlooks the beach). Blue-and-white-striped canvas beach 'huts' and volleyball nets dot the sands.