The pictures above do not do justice to Bahínas beach and that’s because I took them on a rainy winter day right after a string of storms swiped the shore causing a lot of damage to the beaches and the villages on the coastline of Asturias and other northern provinces.
Bahínas is a wild and beautiful shell-shaped beach located in the municipality of Castrillón, very busy during the summer partly because there is a campsite and a resort nearby.
It’s a 210 meters long beach mostly of boulders and very little sand, if any. It has a pretty small parking so my advice is to walk to the beach and leave the car somewhere in Santa María del Mar.
It has showers, toilets and a lifeguard service in the summer. It used to have a beach bar but it’s not open every year (for example this year – 2014 – it’s closed) but it has a few wooden tables and benches so you can have a picnic if you wish.
It’s accessible for people with limited mobility and a good fishing and surfing spot. I actually saw people practicing underwater fishing there and coming out with lots of fish, you can trust me on this one 🙂
For the moment dogs are not allowed at the beach in high season but there are rumors that Bahínas might be transformed into a dog-friendly beach starting with 2015 (the only dog-friendly beach in Asturias, there are none at the moment).
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