Playa De Ondaretta
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Playa De Ondaretta

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This is one of the two beaches you can find in the bay of La Concha. if you head down to ward the west end of the beach there is a road that leads to the Famous Sculptures of Chillda. They Are called the wind combs. The Island that you can see is called Santa Clara. From here you can easily swim to the Island, there are of course halfway floating Platforms where you can rest before carrying on. You can also see the Palace of the late queen Maria Cristina 

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