12 Days of Christmas – day 3

I just had to have a photograph from the Basque country in my final dozen. We visit the Basque country at least twice a year, largely for two cycling events: the week-long Tour of the Basque country and the one-day Clasica San Sebastian. Some years, if we’re lucky like this year, we manage to fit in a third during the Vuelta a Espana. This was taken by my beloved in early August from the port of San Sebastian looking across the bay to the old pavillion.

La Concha Beach, San Sebastian

Playa De La Concha (shell) is the best known and smallest of the three main beaches in San Sebastian, right in the centre of town and close to the Old Town. The beach is approximately 1,350 metres long and 40 metres wide, depending on the tide, and occupies approx. 54 sq metres, 5 metres below ground level. It’s one of the many jewels in San Sebastian’s crowns and is ranked among the top 15 European beaches.