San Sebastián, Spain

La Concha Promenade and Beaches

Flickr: Tomás Fano

The La Concha Promenade is a classic seafront walkway, stretching along the shell-shaped coast of Gipuzkoa. The wide, dedicated path is the running highlight in San Sebastian, featuring great views of the bay, La Concha Beach, and Santa Clara Island. Especially pretty at sunset! Bonus: Well lit at night.

The path runs for nearly 3 km from Mont Igeldo (Peine Del Viento sculpture) east to the marina. A path then continues around the marina, along Kaiko Pasealekua, past the Aquarium, along the Pasealeku Berria, with Mont Urgull in the background to De Okendo Plaza (5.4 km). Here, you can cross the Kursaal Bridge, to continue for another 1.5 km on the promenade along Zurriola Beach, ending in Sagues Park at the Paloma de la paz sculpture. For the return, you can cut through park/greenway at Do Okendo Paza for 500m back to the coast.

Beach Running. The beaches along which the promenade runs along aregood for running, featuring firm sand. La Concha Beach and Ondareta beaches combine for 2.4 km, and Zurriola Beach is 1 km.

Add-Ons: Additional paths in Alderdi Eder Park and other parks along the way. Can also continue along the Urumea riverfront paths (see our route there), Mt. Urgull, and Mt. Igeldo routes. Or, add a swim! It’s very popular to swim the 1/2 km out to Santa Clara Island.

Essentials
  • Up to 7 km (4.3 miles) one-way, including section along Pasealeku Berria
  • 100m (320feet). It's flat, but there are two hills
  • Anywhere along Promenade
  • West end is at Mont Igeldo (Peine Del Viento sculpture). Numerous access points along the way