The temperature of the sea stays at over 20 ºC during summer, which is ideal for swimming and watersports.
All year round, the beaches are perfect places for a walk, enjoying the heady scents of the sea and for watching the tides coming in and going out, and where the tidal range can be over four metres.
The El Sardinero beaches, located in the urban area of the city of Santander, are noted for their beauty and are also some of the most popular.
Oyambre beach, located on the western coast, next to the mouth of La Rabia estuary and right in the heart of the natural park of the same name, is completely different. It is noted for being one of the best preserved beaches in the region. Particularly noteworthy are its impressive dunes, a real must for nature lovers to visit.
And La Salvé beach, in the town of Laredo, is a fine beach on the eastern coast. It is the longest stretch of sand along the whole Cantabrian coastline.