Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 30, 2018

Sensational San Sebastian

San Sebastián is a Spanish coastal city on the Bay of Biscay, just 20 kilometres from the French border. It is in the Basque area and known to the locals as Donostia.

There is a fabulous beach right on the edge of the city. It is a circular natural harbour lined with clean sand and filled with sparkling blue water.

San Sebastián

On the days we were there it was warm and sunny and people were enjoying the sand and the sea.

San Sebastián

San Sebastian

San Sebastián

A boardwalk follows the line of the beach and is a great place for people to gather. There is music and entertainment, a huge playground for children, places to eat…a wonderful place to be.

San Sebastian

San Sebastián

There is a neat boat harbour to one side.

San Sebastián

The yacht club looks like a boat.

San Sebastián

San Sebastián has stunning buildings and wide boulevards, many pedestrian only…a people friendly city.

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

There are beautiful parks and green spaces.

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

The shopping in San Sebastián is excellent. Well known labels are well represented and even better, there are lots of small boutiques with well chosen and displayed collections. This one was a favourite.

San Sebastián

Pretty in pink…San Sebastián lights up in the evening.

San Sebastián

 

In my next post I will show you some of the older parts of this lovely city.


Responses

  1. Looks great – we plan on visiting in September

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  2. Looks interesting – love the architecture and those wide boulevards. Love the grey domes on many of the buildings – almost a French Influence there?

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    • Yes, lots of buildings look a lot like those in Paris.

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  3. It looks lovely with the beaches, boulevards and buildings. Everyone we know who has been there has enjoyed their visit.

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    • It is lovely and having Maria there to show us her city was excellent.

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  4. Thank you so much Debra for your beautiful description and photographs of my hometown. And yes, the French influence is obvious. I tend to call it Paris-by-the-sea. And a great title: “Sensational San Sebastián”

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    • I remember you saying that. Thank you for showing us your beautiful city.

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  5. Looks absolutely stunning! As always, great photos, Debra. OK, another destination on my “list”!

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  6. A wonderful city to visit from the looks of your terrific photos.

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  7. Amazing city. I feel I would stay there for a couple of weeks in March or April.

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