La Barquera beach is a hidden jewel. Why hidden? Because its neighbor Del Silencio beach is stealing all the spotlight and almost nobody talks about this one. They are so close to one another that you can reach Barquera by foot starting from the viewpoint installed at Del Silencio, past the Nocedal headland. But nobody knows it, since there are no indicators to tell you this…
Why jewel? Because La Barquera is secluded, surrounded by high cliffs and spectacular islets (the biggest islet is called Percebera) and the water has astonishing colors!
You can reach this beach by foot only – either following the footpath that starts from the viewpoint built at the beach of Del Silencio, or from the village of Novellana to the East (leave the car outside the village and continue on foot) – our app AsturPlaya can take you there, download it now!
La Barquera is a good fishing spot but the problem is that it’s very dangerous to climb down from its Western entrance, I’ve been there in 2013 and I saw some landslides that ruined a possible descent path (which was dangerous even before the landslide apparently, since we saw some cables installed to help fishermen descent).
I did not see its Eastern side which also has a descent so I could not say how safe it is – my advice is to have the boots prepared, just in case…
Some extra info about Barquera
It’s a beach of boulders, with no amenities whatsoever and no lifeguard. Perfect for trekkers and people searching for silence and a good spot for fishing and taking photos.
Careful when wandering around those cliffs, people get rescued there constantly and I bet you don’t want to find yourself in the same situation 🙂
Video: La Barquera beach in Cudillero
El Riego cove
You might also want to see a nearby cove called El Riego… it’s really close to the Eastern side of La Barquera (or the Western side of Del Silencio beach) and you probably saw it but didn’t know its name.
It’s El Riego Cove.
Located right between Del Silencio beach and La Barquera, El Riego goes mostly unnoticed until the waves start to violently break on the peculiar pierced rocks.
With high tide you probably won’t see much, but low tide will uncover a 10 meters long cove that will delight you!
That is a show that you cannot miss!