Playa San Sebastián

Playa San Sebastián - Spain
© Rico van Manen

One of La Gomera’s busier beaches, this stretch of sand sits just outside the town of San Sebastian, which doubles up as the island’s capital. 

As with all of the beaches here, the sands are volcanic black and the waters are crystal clear. However, unlike many of the other beaches you’ll find around the island, this one’s pretty strong on the facilities front. There are toilets right by the beach, a bar & grill at one end of the sands, and plenty of places to park just across the road. And to top it off, there’s a play area for little ones too, which makes this place a favourite with families.

As for the visitors, it’s mostly locals who come here, and the beach rarely gets too crowded. 

And when you fancy a break from taking a paddle and catching the rays, it’s just a 10-minute stroll to the town centre. You’ll find loads of bars and restaurants here, but the real standout is the perfectly preserved Torre del Conde - the oldest military fortress in the Canaries, and a real hotspot for an ocean-background selfie.

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San Sebastián de la Gomera


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