Beach Day at Getxo
Bilbao is the most important port city in the Basque Country, although it is not located directly by the sea. Despite this, anyone planning a vacation in Bilbao can easily enjoy a day at the beach, as the Atlantic coast is only 20 kilometres away. The beaches of Getxo are especially close. Visitors to Bilbao can do a little sightseeing before heading to the beach. The Biscay Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the oldest suspension ferry in the world and is still in operation today. The funicular takes tourists directly to the ‘right’ shore side, where the Las Arenas and La Bola beaches are located. You can even choose the most beautiful of them while riding on the funicular.
Surf Lessons at Playa La Arena
Holidays by the Atlantic also mean, of course: Surfing and windsurfing. Playa La Arena is the westernmost beach in the Basque Country and a surfer’s paradise in the Bilbao region. The beach is wide and surrounded by hills. Although the scenery appears peaceful, the water can be very rough. Therefore, surf lessons only take place in the mid-bay area, where the currents are not too strong. In the high season, the beach is guarded and marked with the respective flags, should swimming become dangerous when the wind is too strong. If you can plan ahead, just take a stunt kite with you instead of a surfboard on days like this.
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