I have a thing for Mexota. I always had, since I discovered it a few years back. I even chose a panoramic image of it for the poster announcing the launch of our app in all the tourism information offices here in Asturias. The fact that is nudist also helps cause I noticed I also have a thing for nudist beaches since, I believe, the most beautiful ones are actually nudist. At lease here. So you see, I am biased 🙂
Mexota is unique in Asturias. The location, the sand, the surrounding dunes and cliffs, the peculiar rocks, everything blends perfectly to make this an unforgettable beach.
It not easy to find, but also not difficult if you happen to visit the nearby town of Tapia de Casariego.
It joins at low tide with the neighboring Serantes beach, but is not as crowded nor has the amenities that Serantes has.
It actually has no lifeguard, no showers or toilets and the parking is extremely small (in the summer locals offer their meadows as parking places, not necessarily free of charge).
But that’s what makes Mexota so special actually.
It’s a secluded beach with crystal clear waters and a rocky islet which divides it in two. During the spring till the summer starts it’s really empty and wild and… completely yours! Which is perfect if you want to run away from the urban beaches and enjoy at 100% the nature and the birds around.
Where is it?, I hear you ask.
Well, it’s not that difficult to find, it’s just that the road is not what you might expect.
You can reach it from the villages of Villamil or Santa Gadea taking up a road that crosses the pastures – that area is mostly used for agricultural purposes so the road is mostly fit for tractors.
You can park the car right near the edge of cliffs cause there is no official parking built there – but if you easily get lost don’t worry, our beach app AsturPlaya can take you there, download it now!
You will have to climb down crossing the sand dunes (which are extremely fragile) so make sure you step/slide down on the paths that already exist.
With low tide the left and right sides of Mexota join so feel free to explore and enjoy it entirely.
Some more info about Mexota:
A beach with white sand, 240 meters long and about 60 wide (that changes with high tide). Moderate waves and wind, nudist (I said that already, I know) and pretty secluded. Actually not many Asturians know it exists.
There’s nothing around it, no bars, no restaurants, nothing. For all that you may go to the neighboring beach of Serantes.
Visit! And if you love it, help protect it!