El Figo beach is also known as El Figus (the same but in Asturian language, meaning The Fig) due to the amount of figs that are planted on the cliffs surrounding it. It’s the perfect place to run away from the crowds that usually fill the beaches of Tapia de Casariego and the neighboring municipality of El Franco.
You can only get to the beach of El Figus from the small village of Campo y Salave where you will have to leave your car and continue on foot a few hundred meters through the woods.
It’s not easy to find, although it’s a rather extended beach (a 200 meters beach is not a small one for Asturias) and it’s easy to spot on the map (not a conventional one, you won’t find it. I mean Google Maps or similar).
It you have a smartphone you can download our beach app Asturplaya – it will show you where El Figus is and will create a route for you to get there or close by.
Being a secluded beach it has no amenities, nor lifeguard and definitely no parking. But if you like fishing, this is a perfect fishing spot.
The trail will leave you to the small picnic area you see in the picture to the left and from there you can climb down the stairs and then take the trail that goes down to the beach.
The images were taken in 2013 but during the winter of 2013-2014 huge storms hit the coastline of the entire Northern Spain leaving all the beaches completely changed. It is very possible the same happened at El Figus, I do not know. I will have to return and see.
Meanwhile, I leave you with 2 more images of both its Western and Eastern side.
Weather at El Figo beach
Video: El Figo / El Figus beach in Tapia de Casariego