Playa del Puntal

Beach in Santander

A 2km-long finger of sand jutting out across the bay towards Santander, roughly opposite the Península de la Magdalena, Playa del Puntal is idyllic on calm days (but beware the currents). A couple of popular chiringuitos (beach bars) open up here over summer. Weather permitting, passenger ferries (€4 return) sail over about every 30 minutes from 10.30am to 7.30pm, May to October, from the Estación Marítima Los Reginas.