Although the most popular beach in San Sebastián is La Concha, Ondarreta beach is another one that stands out among the three in the city.
Ondarreta is an urban beach located in the Antiguo quarter, right under the slope of Igueldo mount and bordering on the renowned sculptural work by Chillida Peine de los Vientos at one end, and on Pico del Loro at the other. The latter is a stone outcrop which separates Ondarreta beach from La Concha beach. Ondarreta is almost half as long as La Concha, however, it is much wider, which makes it more convenient to stay there when the tide is high, so that you still have plenty of space to lie in the sun. Owing to its width, Ondarreta has a greater total area: 60.000 square metres.
Normally, this beach offers a rather youthful atmosphere if we compare it with La Concha. It is also common to find local people in Ondarreta, since it seems to be somewhat easier to park your car in the city centre, something that equally causes visitors to stay there as they can leave their vehicles in parkings to spend the day on the beach.
Even though an area of the beach is delimited in its pavement by the famous La Concha handrail, the rest of the beach is not marked out by anything, so access is easy from anywhere in the Promenade by the beach.
Ondarreta also has showers, dressing rooms and sunshade rent service for all those who wish to use them, although you will have to pay a small amount of money in order to enjoy them. Additionally, we can find a small bar in the middle of the beach and a refreshment stall.