San Sebastian Weather October Averages, Spain
What's the Weather like in San Sebastian in October
October is the true start of the autumnal weather in San Sebastian. Although average temperatures of 16°C ensure there are still plenty of days of fine weather for those who choose to visit, it does become much wetter at this time of the year.
While the level of rain does increase in October, record temperatures of 30°C have been experienced in San Sebastian in October 1985 ensuring a combination of all types of weather for anyone in the area.
The maritime climate experienced in the region ensures that, in between rainy spells, the sun does come out. And in October, you can expect up to 11 hours of sunshine almost every day
Some rain is forecast in San Sebastian for up to 14 days of the month in October. And showers are usually heavier than those seen in the peak summer months. In total 145mm of rain are expected to fall during October. However most precipitation is short lived and the sun is usually quick to come out soon after.
Average Sea Temperature
Average highs of 20°C ensure there are still many people on the beach in October in San Sebastian, especially towards the beginning of the month. And with sea temperatures still averaging a very warm 19°C, don't be surprised to see plenty of swimmers alongside the body boards and surfers that enjoy the effects of the maritime climate.
Average lows will be notably cooler in October than they have been in the months that immediately precede it. But with the coldest lows averaging 11°C, the evenings are still very welcoming in this part of Spain.
Even the coldest ever temperature recorded in San Sebastian was still over 1°C, ensuring a much milder climate than more northerly parts of Europe, so that San Sebastian in October is still extremely pleasant for all who choose to stay.
San Sebastian Hotels in October
Hotel Zenit is a new hotel in San Sebastian and offers a very modern alternative to the traditional Spanish pension. Situated on the outskirts of the main town, the location offers a greater level of peace and quiet than those in the main area. But both the beach and old town facilities are still no more than a 15 minute walk away. The stylish layout boasts a separate reception and a wonderful bar area. And when the weather cools off, the floor to ceiling windows ensure you can still enjoy the tremendous views. For high quality accommodation without paying peak prices, Hotel Zenit has it all. Just make sure you become a member of the Zenit club before booking to get the very best deals.
For a prime location, right in the middle of all the goings on, Pension Edorta is a really good choice. The rustic feel to the décor in this traditional pension makes it feel nice and cosy even on the coolest October night. Facilities are modern and well maintained. But just make sure you book a room on a higher floor if you feel you will be disturbed by the street noise from below. The staff are friendly and very obliging. And in October, some very good rates make this the ideal place to stay.
Even your pets are made welcome at Hotel Codina, making this is a great place to stay for everyone in San Sebastian. The staff are friendly, the rooms are spacious and well-kept, and with plenty of outdoor space surrounding the hotel, you can easily forgive the 15 minute walk it takes to get into the main town. The hotel even has a partnership with the local pizza delivery place so that you can have food whenever you want it. For a well-priced hotel that simply cannot do enough for you, Hotel Codina will really suit.
Bars and Restaurants
Even in the middle of October, Atari Gastroteka is always popular. This lively tapas bar has a combination of all the best pintxos so that you can go back again and again and never have to have the same thing. Later in the evening a good jazz vibe ensures everyone feels relaxed. And with the highly attractive bar tenders able to mix almost any drink there is, no wonder so many locals and visitors want to spend their time at Atari Gastroteka.
Unlike other pintxos bars, La Cuchara de San Telmo is only open for a few hours a day. But when it is open it's easy to see why so many people want to eat there. Exceptional flavours and sensational presentation make this one of the best places to eat pintxos in San Sebastian. Especially when you see the price tag! Outstanding value for money and friendly service ensure La Cuchara de San Telmo is popular with people of all ages. For a house speciality try the Octopus or the Cochinillo. Everything is cooked fresh to order, so that you just keep coming back for more.
Dinois is a great little bar in the middle of the old town, the perfect location for a drink and a party. With plenty of seating outside, it is a wonderful place to enjoy your beverage on a warm October day. But when the sun has set, everyone wants to move inside to enjoy the music and join in the fun. Friendly staff and high quality drinks can more than make up for the premium prices. And on weekends, it doesn't matter if you want to stay until the early hours, Dinios only closes when everyone is ready.
Things to do in San Sebastian in October
The cooler days in October offer the perfect opportunity to visit San Telmo Museoa in the heart of San Sebastian. This dedication to the Basque tradition displays examples of everything from arts and crafts to historical artefacts. Recently renovated, this beautiful museum offers details on every aspect of San Sebastian culture. And with plenty of fascinating facts and beautiful exhibits, this probably one of the nicest museums in Spain.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of San Sebastian and take a trip to the Cristina Enea Park. This beautiful park has its own information centre and wild peacocks to provide a wonderful place to bring the children or wander through the beautifully maintained gardens as a couple. Donated by the Duke of Mandas, the small play park can keep the kids entertained while you take shelter from the warmer October days under the trees. Watch the swans swimming in the pond or just be amazed by the tranquillity of the place. It's the perfect secluded get away in the middle of all the hubbub.