Beciella beach in Asturias, Spain

Beciella beach, Caravia, Asturias

13 October, 2014

A beach of sand and rocks to the East of a more famous one called La Espasa, Beciella beach is accessible by foot only following a short path that starts from La Espasa parking.

towards Beciella beach on the Camin Real footpath
Actually this trail is part of a coastal footpath called Camín Real which starts at La Espasa and ends at the beach of Arenal de Morís. You will see lots of maps encouraging you to walk on it, don’t worry, you won’t get lost.

And to confuse you even more, this Camín Real footpath is part of a bigger one that was used by pilgrims who were going to Santiago de Compostela – the famous Camino de Santiago (in English is better known as The Way of Saint James).

Locals say that this beach is also called Los Romeros (The Pilgrims) after the name of the river flowing here into the sea. The river was baptized this way in honor of the pilgrims taking this route to go to Santiago de Compostela.

True or not, it’s a beautiful story… and an even more beautiful walk and not that far from the parking of La Espasa, where you probably left your car.

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Extra info about Beciella beach

Beciella beach at low tide

Not as extended as its neighbors to the West and the East but pretty big for a beach so hidden and less known, Beciella beach is 370 meters long and 52 meters wide but it gets way smaller with high tide.

It’s a sandy beach with lots of rocks scattered around and it got worse since huge torments this winter (2014) washed away most of the sand that used to be here. I am hopeful that the sand will come back by the time the high season starts.

It has no amenities, no nearby parking but it has a small picnic area and a camping in the vicinity. Being secluded, it is not accessible to people with reduced mobility and does not have a lifeguard during the summer months.

Every time I was there the beach was full of dogs which makes me think it is a meeting point for dog lovers, one special place where pets are allowed by the locals – but I remind you that dogs are not allowed on the Asturian beaches – each municipality in Asturias is making its own laws regarding dogs: some beaches do not allow dogs in high season only but most of them never, not even during the winter months.

Weather at the Beciella beach


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