Panoramic view of the beach Barro in Asturias, Spain
Barro beach in Asturias, Spain
Barro beach in Asturias, Spain
Barro beach in Asturias, Spain
Panoramic view of the beach Barro and Sorraos in Asturias, Spain

Barro and Xiglú beach, Llanes, Asturias

29 September, 2014

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).

Xiglu beach in Asturias, Spain

Xiglú beach, all rocky at low tide

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:

Barro and Xiglu beaches in Asturias, Spain - panoramic view

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

Today 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
It is forcast to be Clear at 10:00 PM CET on October 30, 2014
It is forcast to be Clear at 10:00 PM CET on October 31, 2014
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 10:00 PM CET on November 01, 2014
Mostly Cloudy

Short video of the Barro beach

Barro and El Xiglú beaches in Llanes, Spain from AsturPlaya on Vimeo.

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