One of the identifying characteristics of Donosti-San Sebastián is its beaches, which lie at the foot of the city, separated from it only by a white railing, which is recognizable by the stamp you see there.
There are four spectacular beaches that draw much tourism during the summer as well as throughout the year thanks to the cultural activities carried out in Donosti, like the internationally-renowned Cinema Festival of San Sebastián.
The beaches of Ondarreta and La Concha are just opposite each other, and united by the contour of the bay. In the heart of the bay itself is the Island of Santa Clara, which contains its own beach. And to the other side of the coast, next to the mouth of the Urumea River, in the district of Gros, is the beach of Zurriola.
They are beaches of fine sand, and typically of this coastline, the water is fairly cool. And, because of the shelter provided by the bay, there is hardly any surge.
San Sebastián is divided into a multitude of districts, each with its distinguishing enchantments. This is a big city that offers much to see. The most commercial zone is found in the district of Gros, next to Zurriola. Of the different places of interest in the city, you can choose from views of Mount Igueldo, the facades of Calle Reina Regente (which gives a sampling of the citys architecture), the Maria Cristina Bridge, the Kursaal, and many other important places.
The nocturnal side of the city offers a plethora of possibility: the most typical summer diversion is found in the neighborhood of del Gros, but there is a multitude of pubs, discos, bars and cabarets to enjoy all over Donosti.