Santiago Beach (Deba)

Santiago Beach (Deba)

Basque Coast


Deba's Santiago Beach is situated on the west coast of Gipuzkoa, next to the river's estuary of the same name.

It is 400 metres-long and covers Lapari Beach, 80,000m2 in all. The beach has golden and fine sand, and its heavy swell attracts much attention, as it is open to the sea, and it is perfect for walks along the shore or along the three promenades surrounding it.

Besides, whoever drops by this beautiful beach will be able to practice sports such as windsurfing, canoeing and surfing. One of the Basque Coast's biggest waves can be found on Deba Beach. A right-hander known as Sorgin–Zulo, extremely powerful and which is surfable up to 15 ft . Its sand and rock bottom makes it even more dangerous. On days when the sea is not so big there are various peaks along the length of the beach and closer to the shore, which depending on the state of the seafloor can provide good sessions.

There is a local surf club.


Information of interest


Windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, bodyboarding, jet skiing, recreational angling.

Lifeguard service

10am - 8pm.


  • Canoe rentals
  • Recreational area
  • Public toilet
  • Bar-stall
  • Diving
  • Surfing courses
  • Showers
  • Fountains
  • Sports facilities
  • Children facilities
  • PA system
  • Litter bins
  • Parking
  • Fishing
  • Lifeguard service
  • Locker rooms