With low tide you won’t see the limit between the Calabón beach and the Gueirúa beach in Cudillero. If you take a look at them in Google Maps you won’t see the difference either. But they are considered two beaches cause with high tide it’s difficult to get to Calabón from Gueirúa, reason why Calabón used to have its own (fragile) descent a few years back.
Due to the countless storms that hit the Northern Spain coastline during the winter of 2013-2014 I doubt that Calabón still has a safe descent and I know for sure that the one at Gueirúa was partially destroyed.
Now it’s not really difficult to climb down, but not as easy as it used to be since the last stairs touching the beach are now gone – we can now say that you have to “jump down” – let’s hope the stairs will be fixed soon.
How about Calabón? Well, there is a string of weird looking rocks that separate Calabón from Gueirúa, these sharps rocks being called La Forcada (seen in the image to the left).
Go past these and you are on the Calabón beach, right till the rocks on the Eastern side of the cliffs. Go past these ones too and you will discover another secluded beach that few people know or ever saw, called El Castro beach (some consider it part of Calabón). But that’s another story…
As with Gueirúa and most of the beaches of the municipality of Cudillero, Calabón is really secluded: it has no amenities, no parking (you will have to leave the car in the village of Santa Marina) and no lifeguard.
Calabón is mostly visited by fishermen (these 2 beaches are perfect for fishing) and by tourists attracted by the weirdness and solitude of the Gueirúa beach. Most of them do not even notice Calabón or know about it.
What they do notice is the familiar shapes of the headland that can be seen far towards East. If you look at the images in the gallery above you will notice them too. Familiar?
That is the Nocedal headland with a island in front called Cogolla Islet – they are enclosing the Del Silencio beach towards East, separating it from the beach hidden behind called La Barquera beach (both of them extremely beautiful beaches).
I know I am giving you maybe too much info so I will stop here – if you wish to explore the area and discover the beaches surrounding Calabón I invite you to download our beach app Asturplaya – it will show them to you and also create routes for you to get there. Easy!
Weather near the beach of Calabón
Video: Calabón beach in Cudillero