Playa de Ajo
To the east of Santander you are spoilt for dramatic, golden sandy beaches and the Playa de Ajo, with its cape and lighthouse, is one of them. Backed by hills and fields where traditional farming still carries on, the beach at Ajo is a deep bay flanked by cliffs with plenty of room for all. Great for surfing when the wind permits, but also a real family beach where you can have fun exploring the rock pools, dipping in and out of the sea or playing bat and ball. And for lunch there are a couple of beach bars and restaurants where you can order a paella to make a really special day.