Another San Sebastian Question

Jun 7th, 2006, 09:25 AM
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Another San Sebastian Question

Loved all the pintxos info ....but what about the water? Nobody mentions it. My husband reckons it's never warm enough to swim, not even in July. I don't believe him! Anyone been swimming in the sea?
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Jun 7th, 2006, 10:20 AM
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The sea water is cold in San Sebastian. Anyway, in the hot days in summer it could be warmer, but never as warm as here at the mediterranean ! You will see many people bathing, so I suppose is not impossible
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Jun 7th, 2006, 02:23 PM
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As kenderina says,
bathers do swim in the Cantábrico in July and August, but for me, it seems quite cold-way too cold for my comfort, but it's all in what you're used to.
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Jun 7th, 2006, 03:13 PM
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Just north of San Sebatian in Biarritz, France in June I body surfed naked. It's not bath water like the Med, ugh, but it is marvelously refreshing.
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Jun 7th, 2006, 05:57 PM
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I had no problem jumping in the water in late August. It was refreshing.
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Jun 7th, 2006, 06:09 PM
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in May the surfers were wearing wet suits.
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Jun 7th, 2006, 07:33 PM
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I saw kayakers a few weeks ago who were wearing wetsuits but I also so a few people jumping into the water for a swim in their suits. (Likewise, I saw children and moms in St.Jean de Luz, not many miles away up the Basque Coast into France, playing in the water.)

What I did not fail to note is that the happiest creatures taking a swim on La Concha were dogs -- quite a few of them splashing merrily in the ocean and tearing up and down the beach. I do believe the dogs of San Sebastian were the cheeriest I've ever seen.
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Jun 9th, 2006, 01:21 AM
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I did last saturday! It was cold,yes but soo refreshing. Today and tomorrow would be an authentic pleasure because it is really hot (30-35C). The water should be around 19 /20C.
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