Official Website of Donostia San Sebastián Turismoa. Information on accessibility for tourists visiting the city.


La Concha beach is one of Donostia-San Sebastián most iconic locations. Located right in the heart of the city, it offers visitors magnificent views from its beautiful shell-shaped bay, looking over Santa Clara island in the centre, flanked on the sides by Mount Urgull and Mount Igeldo. The beach is 1,350 meters long.

In the summer season, a platform is erected in the bay with slides and diving boards for everyone to enjoy.

The beach offers the following services, among others: assisted bathing service for people with reduced mobility and/or disabilities, canoe rental, public toilets, showers, changing rooms, drinking fountains, beach bar, parasol rental, PA system, parking, lifeguard and monitor service, sports facilities, beach volleyball...

General information

San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa.

More information

+34 943 481 166 / +34 607 187 462

Shower and public changing booths opening hours

  • June and September: from 9:00h. to 20:00h.
  • July and August: from 9:00h. to 20:30h.
  • April, May and October: from 10:00 to 18:00h

Assisted bathing schedule

  • From 15 June to 15 September: from 11:00h to 19:30h.
Playa de la Concha
Playa de la Concha
La Concha beach

See complete tourist information about la Concha beach

Accessibility information

Services and facilities

  • WC: 24 (3 adapted)
  • Showers: 62 (hot water) + 1 for wheelchair users. Access to showers: 1,60€
  • Access to lockers and showers: 2,50€ (plus 6,5€ of deposit, cash payment only)
  • A towel rental service is available at the showers: 1€
  • There is a first aid kit.
  • The beach has a lifeguard service during the bathing season from 1 June to 30 September.
  • La Concha beach provides an assisted bathing service for people with reduced mobility, the elderly and/or the disabled.


  • It can be reached by adapted public transport.
  • The 8, 9, 13, 14, 29, 33, 36, 37, 40 and 42 services from the urban bus network operated by Dbus have stops near the beach.
  • The nearest bus stops are “Libertad 21”, “Libertad 19”, “Libertad 15” and “Libertad 7”, 250 m away./li>
  • Information on services and schedules:
  • Or in Dbus app.
  • The beach is a 650 meters from Amara Euskotren station and 800 meters from the bus station.
  • The pedestrian routes between the bus stops, train stations and the beach are accessible to wheelchair users.

Parking spaces for PRM

  • There are on-street spaces reserved for people with reduced mobility in the city centre near the beach.
  • European Blue Parking Badge holders can park free of charge for 24 hours at a time in on-street spaces marked as PRM.
  • They can also park in any OTA zone at tariff 2.
  • The nearest underground car parks to the beach are parking Kontxa, 50 m away, and parking San Martin 200 m away.
  • All public car parks have spaces reserved for PRM for a fee.


  • The beach has access ramps.

Adapted toilets

  • There are 3 adapted toilets and a shower accessible to wheelchair users at the beach.

Getting around

During the bathing season there is a walkway accessible to users with reduced mobility from the main entrance, located near the clocks.

Please note! The walkway does not go all the way to the shore.

Escort service: assisted bathing and barrier-free bathing

During the bathing season, La Concha beach offers two services to support the disabled, the elderly and/or people with reduced mobility.

Assisted bathing for people with reduced mobility.

This services facilitates access to enjoy La Concha beach and make it possible for people with mobility problems to swim in the sea using an "amphibious vehicle" which, with the help of one or two monitors, allows mobility both on the sand and in the water.

  • Dates and times: every day from 15 June to 30 September. From 11:00 to 19:30h.
  • Location: on La Concha beach, next to the clocks and the lifeguard station.
  • Reserving a slot: the service accepts drop-ins but preference will be given customers with reservations. You can make a reservation during bathing hours with the monitors where the service is provided, or by calling +34 662 387 008.
  • Reservations cannot be made more than 7 days in advance. Reservations cannot be made for more than 3 hours in a given week.

Barrier-free bathing.

Fundación Hegalak – Zabalik offers a barrier-free bathing service at the Hegalak sports centre. The service is an escort programme on San Sebastián's La Concha beach for people with functional diversity or reduced mobility.

  • It is provided by qualified personnel with specialist training in assisting disabled and elderly people, lifeguard services and physiotherapy.
  • It provides the necessary technical support to facilitate access: transfer cranes, buggies and assisted bathing accessories, special walking sticks for the sand, life vests, etc.

Please note! Appointment required. Free service from 1 July to 2 August.

Reservation and meeting point: Hegalak Sports Centre, telephone: +34 943 433 680.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs (guide, signal, medical alert, autism, service dogs for people with reduced mobility, etc.) are admitted free of charge, in accordance with Law 10/2007, of 29 June, on Assistance Dogs for the Care of People with Disabilities.

Physical accessibility

  • Toilets, booths and adapted showers.
  • Parking spaces for PRM in the vicinity.
  • Barrier-free access.
  • Assisted bathing service available in summer.

Please note! The beach itself is partially accessible. There is an accessible walkway, behind the access ramp, but it does not go all the way to the shore.

Visual accessibility

Hearing accessibility

  • No magnetic induction loop at the lifeguard station.
  • There are also no instructions or information in sign language.