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Mataleñas Beach

Take it easy or get active on an attractive beach that is surrounded by gorgeous cliff-top scenery waiting to be explored.

Work on your tan as you relax on the golden sands of Mataleñas Beach, one of the most picturesque stretches of sand in Santander. This small and beautiful beach extends for approximately 755 feet (230 meters) and sits in a sheltered cove between two rocky headlands.

To get to the beach walk down the long steep staircase. Before your descent pause on the cliff top to take in the views that include the Bay of Biscay and the vegetation-covered coastal cliffs.

Spread out your towel on the golden sands. During the summer the beach is a popular place so get there early in the day if you want to take your pick of the best spots. Bring food and drink with you as there aren't any bars or cafés on the beach. Splash around in the water and if you’re into surfing, bring your board with you. Although it’s not the best beach in Santander for surfing, there are good wave conditions occasionally. 

The beach is located in the Parque de Mataleñas, a coastal park with woods, a golf course, a pond, a children’s play area and a sports circuit. Go for a ramble through its scenic surrounds, perfect your golf swing and save some time to enjoy its other attractions. A short walking distance away is the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse where you can browse numerous paintings in its arts center.

Mataleñas Beach is located in Santander’s Cueto neighborhood, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) north of El Sardinero Beach. Get here by walking along the scenic cliff-top route between the two beaches or take a bus or taxi. If you have a rental car, drive and use the free parking facilities. The beach has showers and toilets.


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Plaza de Italia 1, Santander
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Santander hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Primera El Sardinero Beach and Palacio de la Magdalena. Santander Ferry Terminal and Bay of Biscay are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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    Hotel Bahia

    C/ Cádiz, 22, Santander, Cantabria
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Santander City Centre, this hotel is steps from Parroquia Santisimo Cristo and Santander Ferry Terminal. Palacio de la Magdalena and Bay of Biscay are also within 3 mi (5 km). Santander Station is 6 minutes by foot.

      Hotel Chiqui ¥6,782
      Hotel Chiqui

      Hotel Chiqui

      Avda. Manuel García Lago 9, Santander, Cantabria
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Santander, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of El Sardinero Beach, Palacio de la Magdalena, and Bay of Biscay. Playa de los Molinucos and Parque de Matalenas are also within 10 minutes.

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        Santander, Cantabria
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated on the beach, this condo building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Parque de Matalenas and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palacio de la Magdalena and Bay of Biscay. Forestal Park Santander and El Sardinero Stadium are also within 15 minutes.

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          Santander, Cantabria
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Santander, this golf apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from El Sardinero Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palacio de la Magdalena and Bay of Biscay. Santander Ferry Terminal is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

            Apartment Sardinero Feygon
            Apartment Sardinero Feygon

            Apartment Sardinero Feygon

            Santander, Cantabria
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated by the ocean, this romantic apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of El Sardinero Beach, Palacio de la Magdalena, and Bay of Biscay. Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Santander and El Sardinero Stadium are also within 10 minutes.

              Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar ¥6,216
              Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar

              Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar

              Calle Alcalde Vega Lamera, 5, Santander, Cantabria
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of El Sardinero Stadium, Palacio de la Magdalena, and Bay of Biscay. Santander Ferry Terminal is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

                Suite Home Sardinero ¥5,312
                Suite Home Sardinero

                Suite Home Sardinero

                Avenida Cantabria 22, Santander, Cantabria
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this pension is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from El Sardinero Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palacio de la Magdalena and Bay of Biscay. Santander Ferry Terminal is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.