From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain


Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

Do you know that the city of Santander in Cantabria, Northern Spain is only a two-hour flight from Dublin? How about the fact that only 20 minutes from Santander airport you’ll find the beautiful Somo Beach. Here you can sunbathe, swim, surf, get in touch with nature or just chill?

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

Followers of The Life of Stuff blog and those on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat know that I was recently on an action packed trip to Cantabria.

This brilliant experience included everything from snow shoe trekking over the Picos de Europa Mountains, kayaking down the River Asón, to Michelin starred dining at Solana Restaurant.

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

Our trip from Santander City to Somo Beach by boat to explore nature, and later by car to surf were also highlights of the trip.

In this post I have included some information and website links you should find helpful should you decide to explore the Bay of Santander, Somo Beach or go surfing.

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

Getting to Somo Beach

Driving from Santander City to Somo Beach takes about 30 minutes, however my preferred way to visit the beach is to take the Los Regina ferry.

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

For a few euros the ferry is faster at about 20 minutes. It is also a prettier way to arrive, especially when the sun is shining and there’s fun sailing activity on the water.

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

For a full list of ferry times and rates you can visit the Los Regina’s website here.

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

The Bay of Santander

When we visited we were introduced to the nature and history of the Bay of Santander.

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

Our guide from Bahía de Santander Eco Tourism guided us on our ferry trip explaining the nature around us.

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

Do you know that as per the “Atlas of the Breeding Birds” of Spain there are 148 species of birds in Cantabria? Now you do!

From Santander City to Somo Beach, Cantabria, Spain

From the birds in the sky and the plants of the sea, to the flora and fauna of the gr