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4 Places in Donostia Where You Can See the Breaking Waves

Very often, the coast of Gipuzkoa offers an impressive show thanks to giant waves braking over Pasealeku Berria, the street surrounding Mont Urgull. On rainy days, the sea is a real spectacle that is worth enjoying, with the waves crashing against the rocks. On the one hand, San Sebastián can’t  be understood without trying its’ pintxos. On the other hand, you should also admire its’ brave sea.  Sometimes the waves can exceed 10 meters in height, so a raincoat and the appropriate safety measures, will be necessary to enjoy this exhibition of nature. If you stay at our hotel in San Sebastían it is a show you can not miss.

Autumn is the season of the year that is ideal for admiring the fury of the waves. It is worth to know what are the best  4 places of Donostia where to see the breaking waves . Are you thinking of staying in our hotel in the coming months? Do not miss such a tremendous sea show! If you stay at our hotel in San Sebastían it is a show you can not miss.

1.- Paseo Nuevo. 

The  Paseo  Nuevo in San Sebastián, which borders Monte Urgull, is the excellent enclave to contemplate the living tides. The greatness of breaking waves is especially noticeable inThe  Paseo  Nuevo in San Sebastián, which borders Monte Urgull, is the excellent enclave to contemplate the living tides. The greatness of breaking waves is especially noticeable inthe corner where the sculpture of Oteiza is located.  In this place, they can reach 12meters high.

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2.- Monte Urgull. 

It might be possible that there will be a storm that is too strong and, in these cases, the Paseo Nuevo is often closed. At this time, another option may be to contemplate the views from Monte Urgull.  Don’t forget to prepare your cameras!

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3.- Peine del Viento. 

The work of Eduardo Chillida is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Sebastian. On days of intense swell, its’ surroundings are filled with curious people who do not want to miss the event that was prepared for them by the Cantabrian Sea. The structure has the important mission to face the brave waves and to get out unharmed. Peine del Viento and the enclave, that were created erected by Luis Peña Ganchegui , form an extraordinary tandem, since the last one is provided with an underground tunnel where the water can permeate and later,  it is expelled in the shape of jets. You can’t miss it this spectacle!

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4.- Espigón del Kursaal.

Espigón del Kursaal is, also, another famous breakwater that gives you spectacular views on the days of strong swell. It happened many times that the railings and the banks were not able to resist the force of the sea and waves. With a good raincoat and a safe place to stand you will get a great experience about which you will be talking after your vacation in San Sebastian!

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I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra.

Do not hesitate to contact our staff if you require any information.

Regards,

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Elena Estomba Garín, General Manager of Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

 

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