It’s the beach nearest to Colunga, the capital of the municipality with the same name. Famous for its dinosaur footprints, it owes its formation to the small river of Colunga (also known as the Libardón) which winds its way across and flows into the sea (easily seen in the gallery above).
It’s a typical sandy beach, like all the beaches of Colunga, surrounded by a concrete promenade, restaurants, hotels and bars. On its Eastern side dinosaurs’ footprints are really visible (a footpath will take you to a viewpoint especially built for you to see these footprints from above, from below you won’t even realize you are sitting inside one!)
The beauty of having this beach divided by a river is that more often than not the water is warmer where the river is flowing. The river is also becoming the perfect pool for small kids that will be delighted to come to La Griega beach 🙂
Some extra info about La Griega
Quite extensive beach (820 meters long) with a triangular shape and lots of amenities: showers, toilets, bins, parking, lifeguard (during high season) and everything you might need. There’s a camping nearby, bars, restaurants and hotels. It’s an accessible beach and a good fishing and surfing spot.
I must warn you: it’s incredibly popular during weekends, especially summer weekends. In the distance you can see the attractive fishing village of Lastres, a must-see if you happen to be in Asturias for the first time.
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