The 10 beaches that you must visit in Green Spain

Best beaches in galicia

Best Beaches in Galicia

Las Catedrales beach, in Ribadeo (Lugo). The beauty of this beach, which perfectly blends the blue of the sea with the gray of the rocks, was declared a Natural Monument by the Consellería de Medio Ambiente of the Xunta de Galicia. The rock sculptures are the result of the erosion produced by the waves of the Bay of Biscay. From this natural modeling came the name that is currently known to the beach, whose original name is the Augas Santas. In order to cross the passages formed by the high rocks, it is necessary to visit the arenal when the tide is low.

Best Beaches In galicia

Playa de las Catedrales. From playa-catedrales.com

Rodas beach, in Islas Cíes (Pontevedra). This is one of the best rated beaches of the Green Spain , for the environment in which it is. The Cíes Islands were declared Natural Park in 1980 and are included within the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia since 2002. If its privileged location was not enough, the beach of Rhodes has acquired in the last years a great international relevance . To this good fame have been contributed ratings such as the British newspaper The Guardian , Which in 2007 positioned it as “the best beach in the world”. The motives? Its fine white sand and dunes that shelter a crystalline sea.

Playa de Rodas. From eltiempo.es.

La Concha beach, in San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa). Like Rodas beach, La Concha also has recognition beyond the seas. Last February it was chosen as the best beach in Europe and the sixth best in the world at the Traveler’s Choice Awards. Located in the heart of the city, it is one of the most outstanding urban beaches in Spain, and not only because of its natural conditions. The railing that separates it from the walk, is one of San Sebastian’s most recognizable icons for its elegant ornamentation.

Playa de La Concha. From Objetivo Guipúzcoa.

El Sardinero beach, in Santander (Cantabria). This beach is also known as The fist one of El Sardinero, because the neighborhood to which it belongs, and from which it takes its name, has another beach with the same name. Both beaches are followed at the coastline and merge each time the tide goes down. The beach of El Sardinero, located in the urban area of Santander, has Blue Flag , fine golden sand , And very easy access.

Playa de El Sardinero. From Rgcamus

Torimbia beach, in Llanes (Asturias). The 500 meters of white sand of this shell-shaped beach and the purity of its waters are included in the Protected Landscape of the Eastern Coast of Asturias , a category collected in the Environmental Network of Asturias and applied to “those Places of the natural environment that, due to their aesthetic and cultural values, deserve special protection”, as the Government of the Principality of Asturias points out.

Playa de las Torimbia. From Enjoy Asturias

La Magdalena beach, in Santander (Cantabria). This beach, open to the bay of Santander, is located in the urban core of the city. The island of La Torre and the Islet of La Horadada stand in front of its 900-meter long sandy beach. Two of its main attractions are its calm waters, suitable for all types of bathers, and its privileged views of the impressive Palace of La Magdalena.

Playa de la Magdalena. From masmar.net

Rodiles beach, in Villaviciosa (Asturias). Located in the Natural Reserve of the Estuary of Villaviciosa, this beach, one kilometer wide, is surrounded by a wooded area and a promenade that highlights its natural beauty. The baths in its waters, picnics, fishing and surfing are some of the activities that are most repeated among those who visit it.

Playa de Rodiles. From Estudio Dacar

Playa de Barinatxe, entre Sopelana y Getxo (Bizkaia). The unpredictability of his nature led to this sand became known colloquially as “The Wild.” Awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union in different seasons, the beach of Barinaxte is in a completely natural enclave, embraced by meadows and a high cliff.

Playa de Barinatxe. From Artberri

A Lanzada beach, between O Grove and Sanxenxo (Pontevedra). Two kilometers of fine white sand form one of the pioneer beaches when it comes to showing Blue Flag. Its location, separated from the urban centers, gives it a paradisiacal air, which is also enjoyed by lovers of water sports. Not surprisingly, competitions such as the ASP Europe or Rías Baixas Pro Championship are held annually on the beach. The arenal has a wooden promenade, which allows you to enjoy a panoramic view of one of the most prized beaches on the Atlantic coast.

Playa de A Lanzada. From turismogrove.es

Laga beach, in Ibarranguelua (Vizcaya). This beach is located under the rock of Ogoño and is one of the most paradisiacal destinations of the Basque coast. What makes this beach special is the Green Spain , es Which is located in the Urdabai Biosphere Reserve. Its 574 meters of crystalline waters, fine sand and wild nature, make it a perfect enclave, both for those who want to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach, and for those who prefer surfing, canoeing or paragliding.

Playa de Laga. From Santi Mamiñe