Churín beach in Valdes, Asturia - picture taken from the cliffs

Churín beach, Valdés, Asturias

20 December, 2014

I might tell you that Churín is a typical “Valdés beach” because by now you must know that the beaches in the municipality of Valdés share some common characteristics: a lot are secluded, with no descent or with one for the thrill-seekers, no parking nearby, no services around, made of boulders with no sand, etc etc.

Churín beach seen from Punta De Cuerno en Cadavedo, Asturias, SpainBut that would be a very simplistic way of describing Churín and all the beaches of Valdés really.

There’s is nothing typical about Churín because there are no 2 identical beaches in Asturias. Each and everyone of these secluded beaches is a magic place you will have to conquer and boy, how you will suffer to conquer this one!

Let’s start with the beginning.

You can get to Churín by car if you wish but I warn you that the parking is rather small and will be full during the summer months. All you have to find is Punta de Cuerno on the map (The Horn Headland) and that will be easy since this beautiful place just outside the village of Cadavedo is home to the popular hermitage La Regalina.

If it sounds familiar to you is because I already wrote about it when I told you about the Cadavedo beach but I will return to this topic a bit later.

Once here take a look towards West. You will see a footpath going down right where the wooded fence ends to the left (this might disappear or be invaded by vegetation outside high season). This footpath is pretty dangerous and slippery so don’t attempt to climb down if you don’t feel prepared for it.

It’s the typical trail built and maintained by locals or fishermen and that becomes slippery when wet. It might even disappear in the winter (when rain will wash it away) and appear again in the spring.

I must admit I did not climb down to the beach but now I feel sorry for that. After climbing down on a rope to the beach of Arra and discovering the beauty of the Punxéu beach after a few failed attempts, now I feel more brave and I also know how much more beautiful secluded beaches actually are.

I must return here, I hope the trail (seen to the left in the picture below) is still in good shape! Let me know if you get here before I do!

Churin beach in Asturias, Spain

La Regalina hermitage

While you’re here, make sure you explore the area and visit La Regalina hermitage.

You’ll enjoy spectacular views over the beach of Cadavedo and El Ribón beach (I couldn’t get to this one although I know where it is – is just that we could not find the entry point to the footpath that takes there…) and you’ll see the coastline in all its splendor.

Regalina hermitage in Valdes, Asturias, Spain

Also it’s a very good spot for the entire family, you can let the kids play around while you enjoy the view and… the silence! If you happen to be nearby in August you should know that it attracts a lot of people on the last August Sunday when locals celebrate a FIESTA!!!

Regalina hermitage and the coastline of Valdes, in Asturias, Spain

Around the hermit you will see the coastline of Valdés…

The coastline of Valdes seen from La Regalina hermitage in Asturias, Spain

… some Hórreos – typical wooden constructions used for storing food…

The typical Asturias horreo, a place to store food during the winter in Asturias, Spain

… and some more beaches that our beach app Asturplaya can uncover for you. Download it and explore Asturias!

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Video: Churín beach in Cadavedo

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