Panoramic view of the Aguilar beach in Muros de Nalón, Asturias, Spain

Aguilar beach, Muros de Nalón, Asturias

19 May, 2015

Aguilar is a beach that comes with a legend and that is not something very common in Asturias. It’s also a beach that comes with a lot of amenities but let’s start with the legend first.

Eastern side of the Aguilar beach with the Peña El Caballar in Asturias, Spain
The legend says that long time ago there was an enchanted fairy living in a cave inside the Castiello tip (East of the Aguilar beach). And this fairy could only be released from this spell by a knight capable of taking her down to the beach without stopping on the way or dropping her from his arms.

Years went by and our fairy was playing on her own around her “prison” without anyone saving her. Until one day a knight came and listening to her story decided to save her.

He took her in his arms and started to run away towards the beach but… the more he was running away from the cave, the more disenchanted she became and also heavier. Even so he kept running, closer and closer to the beach.

But when he was almost there a storm suddenly came above him with amazing thunders and lightnings that in the end scared our knight who… unfortunately… dropped our fairy on the ground before reaching the beach.

That was the last time anyone ever say the fairy near the Aguilar beach.

Maybe… just maybe… it will be YOU the next to see her around?

More technical details about the Aguilar beach

With or without a legend, the Aguilar beach is a pretty awesome place to spend the day. Rather long (640 meters), Aguilar is a beach of sand that disappears almost completely with high tide (a small sandy area remains near the beach bar).

Eastern side of the Aguilar beach in Asturias, SpainIt’s a beach with lots of amenities (toilets, showers), parking (you might have to pay for it in the summer), a picnic area near the parking, a bar & restaurant right on the beach and lifeguard service during the summer months.

It’s an accessible beach, a good fishing spot and one of the best beaches for practicing surf or surf related water sports.

Its quality is guaranteed by the blue flag eco label that the beach displays since many years ago.

How to get to the Aguilar beach

Rocks at the Aguilar beach in Asturias, Spain

Since it’s the most popular beach in Muros de Nalón, Aguilar is accessible by car and has a pretty extended parking (more than one actually). Since everyone will go there by car and it’s quite boring discovering a beach this way, my advice is to get here on foot from the Green Path – a trail that links all the beaches of Muros de Nalón.

You can start from the parking of the El Garruncho beach and end at the Campofrío beach (it actually ends at Aguilar but Aguilar and Campofrío share a promenade so it’s easy to see them both as one).

Need to find Aguilar and its neighbors fast? Download our beach app Asturplaya and let it guide you!

A bit of trivia: the beach of Aguilar is “glued” to the next one called Campofrío, the Aguilar river being the border between them. Having this limit here made people consider they also have two beaches instead of one: Aguilar in Muros de Nalón and Campofrío in Cudillero.

Seeing them for the first time you would not notice that, check the panorama below 🙂

Panoramic view of both Aguilar and Campofrio beach in Asturias, Spain

Weather at the Aguilar beach


Video: Aguilar beach in Muros de Nalón

Timelapse with sunset near Aguilar beach, in San Esteban de Pravia, Asturias

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