San Lorenzo beach in Gijón

San Lorenzo beach, Gijón, Asturias

14 October, 2014

The Bay of Gijón, where you will find the San Lorenzo beach, is one of the most beautiful in the north of Spain and definitely the most visited.

San Lorenzo is a long urban beach (1.5km long) surrounded by a wide promenade and a string of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops.

You will often hear people saying things like “let’s meet at Stair no 11” and that is because you need to climb down to the beach (it’s surrounded by a 100 year old stoned wall built protect the city during stormy days) so stairs are built in lots of places for tourists to do so. In fact the beach extends from “stair no 0” to “stair no 20” with lifeguards placed at 3 of them so they could cover the entire beach. You can see such stairs in the picture below.

San Lorenzo beach in Gijon

If you would like to enjoy the sea, Asturian gastronomy, its culture and also the night life then Gijón with its beaches is the perfect spot to spend your vacation in Asturias – our beach app AsturPlaya can take you to each and every one of them, download it now!

Some extra info about San Lorenzo beach

It’s a sandy beach 1 500 meters long with all the amenities you might need and that almost disappears at high tide (its Western side disappears completely, its Eastern one still has some sand left)

San Lorenzo beach in GijonIt has 3 lifeguard teams during high season, a marina nearby, medical team, police and lots of surf schools to teach you how to surf. You’ll see parkings all over, some of them crowded and most of them private and a bit expensive. It’s an accessible beach and really crowded during the summer and autumn months.

People who like practicing all kinds of sports will be enchanted by this beach, you can practice here: volleyball, beach football, surf, kayak, windsurf, etc. On the promenade there is a tourist information office that will give you all the info you need to know about Gijón and San Lorenzo (they speak English).

Weather at San Lorenzo


Video: San Lorenzo beach in Gijón

San Lorenzo beach in Gijón, Asturias from AsturPlaya on Vimeo.

Timelapse: sunset at the San Lorenzo beach

Sunset in Gijón – timelapse from AsturPlaya on Vimeo.

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