Hidden inside the Villaviciosa estuary, Bonome beach (or Bonhome beach) is appearing and disappearing with the tides – don’t despair if you get there and there’s no beach cause it’s not the only one who’s missing 🙂 Just across the river, Misiego beach is missing too!
The river, sheltering beaches on both its banks, is one of the main attractions of the Villaviciosa municipality.
Low tide will uncover an extensive stripe of sand on both banks and a sand island in the middle, a place where access is forbidden due to it being home to protected species of birds.
Villaviciosa estuary is a protected natural space, a place bursting with life and chirping, especially in the spring – if you can plan a vacation here during March you will have the opportunity to see (and hear) what I am talking about.
Bonome is easy to find among this crowd of beaches and islands – you can reach it by car or by bike coming from the town of Villaviciosa – leave the car further away and walk around the estuary.
Another options is to park right in the parking of Del Puntal beach, right where the marina is (and further away, into the woods).
Around the Puntal parking you will find picnic benches, showers, bars and restaurants and a post where you can rent canoes if I remember correctly.
Take advantage of them cause Bonome beach does not have amenities nor parking – it’s a rather small beach (100 meters wide) mostly used by fishermen (the beach is a good fishing spot, as is the entire river).
You might actually spot Bonome faster if you look for fishing boats “parked” in front of a typical Asturian house. In high season it might be full of people, as all the beaches of Villaviciosa are. During winter months, empty or completely missing 🙂
There’s really not much more to say about Bonome. For me is hard to see it independently of the river and the surrounding beaches – a complex ecosystem full of life where the river, the sea, the flora, fauna and the fishermen are linked in a mysterious (for me) way.
A place to visit in its entirety to be able to understand, admire and protect it. As with all the beautiful beaches of Asturias, it needs protection for the future generations to also enjoy.
Weather at Bonome beach
Video: Bonome beach