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Matalenas Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Matalenas Beach featuring general coastal views, a sandy beach and rugged coastline
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.

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.

Top Hotels Close to Matalenas Beach

Hotel Bahia
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4 out of 5
C/ Cádiz, 22, Santander, Cantabria
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥10,745 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
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 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (767 reviews)
"Excellent location, nice hotel"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2020

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Hotel Chiqui
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3 out of 5
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The price is ¥12,254 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Santander, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of El Sardinero Beach, Palacio de la Magdalena, and Bay of Biscay. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (399 reviews)
Great location
"Very nice location with great views of the beach. Friendly staff and wonderfully comfortable bed.T,he room was nice but needed a little TLC but overall a great experience."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

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Eurostars Hotel Real
Eurostars Hotel Real
5 out of 5
Paseo Perez Galdos 28, Santander, Cantabria
The price is ¥18,077 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Los Peligros Beach and Palacio de la Magdalena. Santander Ferry Terminal and Bay of Biscay ...
4.4/5Excellent! (326 reviews)
"This is a beautiful hotel, well maintained with very friendly and welcoming staff. The breakfast is delicious too! Room was spacious and had a gorgeous view."

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

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