Barro is a beach on the coast of Llanes that has all the facilities of an urban beach. This attractive white sandy beach lies between two islets that protect it from the open sea. At high tide it joins with the beach of Sorraos (to the East, after passing the islet of Ramón) and Xiglú (to the West, after the beach bar).
Xiglú is a beach accessible at low tide from Barro being situated to the west of the beach bar (coordinates 43.561144-6.76479).
At low tide there is no clear delimitation between the two beaches, which is why they are considered to be one. At high tide Xiglú completely disappears, I believe.
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Fun fact: You might hear other names for this beach, like for example: Las Dunas (The Dunes – because loooong long time ago there were dunes where the parking is now) or Miracielos (this one is harder to translate, let’s try “Looking at the skies” – in Asturias you will see this name quite ofter, especially as hotels’ or restaurants’ names. This name is quite “new” – almost 100 years old – but it is still considered “new” – meaning Las Dunas is a much older name used by people from Barro).
At low tide the amount of sandy area available to tourists is really impressive – we have here 3 beaches in one, look at the panoramic view of Barro and Xiglú below, with Sorraos in the background, where the islet is:
Some extra info about Barro and Xiglú
These have all the amenities of an urban beach: showers, toilets, they have a beach bar right between them, a hotel and restaurant right where the parking is, lifeguard during high season. There’s a camping nearby and a picnic area right at the beach of Xiglú. Barro is a beach accessible to people with limited mobility and a good fishing spot.
Weather in the village of Barro
Short video of the Barro beach