Barayo beach in Asturias

Barayo beach, Valdés, Asturias

20 December, 2014

Part of the Protected Area of Barayo, Barayo beach is quite peculiar. Like on most beaches in Asturias, a river flows into the sea here. But in this case the landscape is quite unique: you have a pretty impressive delta, dunes with lush vegetation, an extended sandy beach – all surrounded by 100 meters high cliffs. How often do you get to see that?

Barayo beach seen from above, in the parkingThat, my friends, you shall not find in Asturias often.

You can get here from either East (village of SabugoOtur beach) or West (the village of Vigo or Puerto de Vega). On both sides you will find parkings but not quite big.

We came from Vigo, parked the car on the cliffs and continued on foot. No way you can get with your car nearer to the beach and we would like it to stay this way for a long time. The landscape from the parking can be seen in the image to the right.

Breathtaking.

If you like to spend the day at beaches with all the amenities and commodities normally found at an urban beach then Barayo is not for you. You have to walk 10 minutes to get there, there’s no lifeguard in the summer, no beach bar, showers or toilets. Nothing.

Barayo is mostly a nudist beach where fishermen and surfers fight with the waves.

Just that? No, but I will let you discover it on your own.

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