The beach of Santiago in Zumaia is one of the widest sandy beaches of the Spanish Basque Country. Located at the mouth of the Urola river, the sand of this beach was brought by the river. Then a huge dike was built to preserve it.
Swimming is considered safe (waves are rare) and the beach is well equipped in the summer season (first aid station, pedalo rental, bar, sanitary…). The width makes it possible to bathe whatever the level of the tide.
Behind the beach and the dune space, there is the marina of Zumaia.
Access is directly via the national road (left bank of Zumaia).
On the left, we have the beach of Santiago. In the center, the dike that protects the beach from the harbor entrance and the Urola river. On the right, the coast becomes very rugged in the direction of Deba.
This beach is one of the widest in the Spanish Basque Country (almost 200 meters wide not to mention the dune space that we find between the port and the beach). Bathing is considered as not dangerous (the se ais rarely agitated in this sector).
Along the beach, there are some dunes (as well as a large protected area). On the other bank, it is the village of Zumaia which extends on the left bank of the Urola river.
The beach is accessible by the N634 (before arriving to Zumaia coming from Zarautz). Small parking in front of the access.