Beaches of Gijon
Gijón has several beaches, but two of them are characterized as the most popular being the closest to the center of Gijón: San Lorenzo beach and Poniente beach.
The San Lorenzo Beach is located near the center of the city making it the most crowded and emblematic of Gijon. It is characterized by fine golden sand, and water which is great for bathing. The beach has various facilities such as showers, umbrellas, cloakrooms, lockers and toilets, and so on. Different activities such as beach volleyball and beach football are possible. Other marine sports such as surfing, sea kayaking or windsurfing are all available.
Poniente beach, with golden sand, was artificially created in the area of the neighborhood of Fomento. It is very crowded and easily accessible, with a large central staircase and access for people with mobility difficulties. It is bordered by a walk of 500 meters and ends at the marina.