San Sebastian Spain, Basque Country

Top reasons to visit:

  • Beach (1447)
  • Food (928)
  • Tapas (832)
  • Gourmet Food (761)
  • Scenery (340)
  • Shopping (330)
  • Surfing (271)
  • Beach Walks (216)
  • Culture (194)
  • Relaxation (184)
  • Friendly People (181)

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in San Sebastian mean to you?

Trisha
Trisha, United States of America

8 days ago Report

We went in July, and although there were a lot of people, the beach was pleasant and relaxing. It wasn't at all crowded. The water was cold (we're from Miami) so we just enjoyed walking along La Concha. The other beach was much smaller with a younger, surf crowd. La Concha had several couples an families.

Why do you recommend San Sebastian for food?

Brian
Brian, Belgium

23 days ago Report

Excellent pinchos in great bars in the old part of drink. Good selection of quality wines by the glass.
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What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food San Sebastian has to offer?

Brittany
Brittany, Australia

25 days ago Report

Good to the bars with the most napkins on the floor to work out the best pintosh bars

Is San Sebastian the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Trisha
Trisha, United States of America

8 days ago Report

There are so many pinxo bars along Fermin Street in Old Town. Be sure to order off the calientes (hot) menus rather than limit yourself to the pinxos on the bar!

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in San Sebastian?

Francisco
Francisco, Philippines

3 days ago Report

The unusual variety and tastiness of pintxos, the festive atmosphere, the friendliness of the locals, the good quality of wines and other kinds of alcoholic drinks, great value for money, the sheer number of first-rate bars and restaurants in one place.

Why do people say San Sebastian can be seen best by foot?

Marianne
Marianne, Australia

11 days ago Report

Being able to walk to sites that give great views over the town and coast

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Michael
Michael, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

The old town

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in San Sebastian.

Francisco
Francisco, Philippines

11 days ago Report

Relaxing at the beach and bar-hopping.

What makes fine dining in San Sebastian stand out?

Debbie
Debbie, United States of America

10 days ago Report

You really need to explore Old Town and sample the tapas bars.

What is it in San Sebastian that makes history come to life?

John
John, Australia

12 days ago Report

Architecture still in place and use
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What made the beach in San Sebastian unforgettable?

Beverley
Beverley, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

Sandy

What makes San Sebastian one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Elwin
Elwin, United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

The city is very,very interesting. Particularly the old quarter, adjacent to the sea front and with excellent cuisine.

Why is the atmosphere in San Sebastian something people rave about?

Kathleen
Kathleen, United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Gorgeous unique evenings cruising pintxos bars with no drunkeness observed.
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What did you eat in San Sebastian that made you smile?

Anonymous, Unknown location

1 day ago Report

tapas

What was it in particular that made sunbathing so nice in San Sebastian?

Patricia
Patricia, United States of America

13 days ago Report

Beautiful area by the beach. Great shopping in the old town area and fabulous food!

What's the best way to watch a sunset in San Sebastian?

Meghan
Meghan, Canada

8 days ago Report

Hike up (5-10 mins) to the Jesus/castle view point just out of old town
  • Coastal Walks 32 endorsements
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Sheer cliffs or soft sand? What makes the coast perfect for walks in San Sebastian?

Harrie
Harrie, Netherlands

27 days ago Report

Both
  • People Watching 17 endorsements
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What is it about the people in San Sebastian that makes them so watchable?

paul
paul, Italy

9 days ago Report

They are beautiful and friendly.
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Tell us about the cool people you met in San Sebastian.

Morenike
Morenike, United Kingdom

22 days ago Report

Travelers, Backpackers, Surfers
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What aspect of the culture in San Sebastian was so different than back home?

Anonymous, Unknown location

3 days ago Report

Completely different concept of eating and drinking than anywhere else in the world. The atmosphere at night is so lively, families and children having a great time in the town at 10:30pm, where everyone would be in bed at home!

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