Somo - Loredo Beaches
Where are they?
The beaches of Somo and Loredo lie to the west of the municipality of Ribamontán al Mar, on the east side of Santander Bay. They are only 17 minutes' travel from Castilla Termal Balneario de Solares. See how to get there.
Why go to the beaches of Somo and Loredo?
Magnificent beaches of fine, golden sands that form part of Santander Bay. From there, you can see the Palace of La Magdalena, the Cabo Mayor lighthouse and Mouro island. In addition, jointly with another one, El Puntal, Somo and Loredo comprise the largest sandy beach in Cantabria, over 4 km long.
The beaches of Somo and Loredo are very popular with surfers, who meet there to practise this sport. In the area of the beach known as Las Quebrantas, surfing championships are held throughout the year.
What are the beaches like?
- Somo Beach
This beach is 2000 metres long and 80 metres wide. Normally the occupancy of this beach is medium. Semi-urban beach made of sand. Beach with disabled access.
- El Puntal Beach:
This beach is 4500 metres long and 120 metres wide. Normally the occupancy of El Puntal Beach is low. Isolated beach made of sand. Long beach of golden sands and big waves, from which there are pretty views of Santander Bay. Nudism is practised here. There are no facilities.
- Loredo Beach
This beach is 1400 metres long and 80 metres wide. Normally the occupancy of Loredo Beach is medium. Isolated beach made of sand. Very long beach of golden sands and big waves. A traditional horse race, the Derby of Loredo, is held here. During the summer months, access by domestic animals is prohibited.
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