Spain has been a sun and beach destination for years, and it atracts tourists from all around Europe. We often remember the Mediterranean coast, Balearic and Canary islands, and forget that the coasts in northern Spain are a real treat for the eye. That is over. With this post, you will know the seven best beaches in northern Spain, according to many people.
Las Catedrales Beach
Placed in Ribadeo (Galicia), in the core of the so called ‘Mariña Lucense’, Las Catedrales Beach will amaze you with its unbelievable rock formations that are very similar to the arches of a gothic cathedral. It is one of the best beaches in northern Spain to go for a walk because its landscape is totally different depending on the tides. In low tide, you will be able to go over this beach and admire its arches and caves. In high tide, the ocean soaks the inside of this one-of-a-kind natural cathedral.
El Silencio Beach
We travel to Cudillero (Asturias) in order to take you to El Silencio Beach. However, while you relax in its cool, crystal-clear water, you will realize that, actually, your ears get something better than silence: the sea birds, the breeze and, most importantly, the roar of the Cantabrian Sea. Do not miss the natural beauty of this corner and the picturesque village of Cudillero.
In the municipal area of Llanes (Asturias) you will find not only one of the most beautiful beaches in northern Spain, but also one of the most singular ones: Gulpiyuri Beach. Right after a short walk through the country, you will arrive to —apparently— a little lake between fields and cliffs. But don’t be tricked by your own sight, the sea goes through caves in the rocks to créate this interior beach where, in low tide, the water disappears completely. Feel free to take a bath and relax in the sun with your family on one of the best beaches in the Cantabrian coast.
We stay in Llanes (Asturias), because between the blue sea and the green mountain the spectacular Torimbia Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Cantabrian coast, reveals itself. This vast beach is perfect if you want a bath, but also if you want to walk its 500 metres of fine, clear sand wearing your trunks… or not.
Los Locos Beach
Our trip to the East takes us to Los Locos Beach, placed in Suances (Cantabria). Turn to one side and you will see magnificent cliffs. Turn to the other side and you will find the majestic ocean. However, this is not just another gorgeous place in the Cantabrian coast. It is one of the best beaches in northern Spain for surfing. For this reason, here you will find a young, relaxed atmosphere.
Already in Biscay (Basque Country), you will arrive to the beautiful Laga Beach. Crystal-clear waters, bars, restaurants and a wild nature are together, perfectly combined, on this beach placed by the Cape Ogoño. It is not only placed among the most beautiful beaches in the Cantabrian coast for tourists and bathers. It is also a great destination to practice surf and other sports.
La Concha Beach
The last beach on this list is also the only one in an urban location: the well known La Concha Beach, in San Sebastián (Basque Country). It is a magical place to bath, sunbath and, after that, enjoy the historic quarter and the gastronomy of this town.
These are only some examples of the best beaches in northern Spain. However, the Cantabrian coast is full of gorgeous beaches and coves where you can enjoy a bath and a beautiful landscape. Do you know more places you would add to this list? Do not hesitate to comment.