La Paloma or Esteiro beach in Tapia de Casariego, Asturias, Spain

La Paloma beach, Tapia de Casariego, Asturias

10 December, 2014

You will find La Paloma beach under a second name, locals also calling it Esteiro beach, both names being in use at the moment. This beach is quite peculiar because of the Esteiro stream flowing here into the sea, this stream being the first thing you will actually see once stepping on the beach.

La Paloma or Esteiro beach in Tapia de Casariego, Asturias, Spain Stepping on the beach is not quite what it will happen, you will actually step on the riverbed which is a mix of sand, mud and stones – this can be a problem after days or weeks of heavy rain or with high tide when you might have to jump on the stones to get to the actual beach which is behind the big rocks in front.

With low tide the problem is minimal cause there is plenty of sand to step on till you reach the beach. But how do you get here in the first place?

Well, you can reach this beach by car from Tapia de Casariego or the village of El Calambre. It has a rather small parking so you might want to think about walking here since the trekking route E-9 (a coastal path that links all the beaches of Asturias) will leave you right at the beach.

Don’t be fooled by the pictures in this post, we saw this beach twice with high tide. It still has plenty of sand both towards East and West, the beach being almost 200 meters long.

Western side of La Paloma or Esteiro beach in Tapia de Casariego, Asturias, Spain

With low tide the beach easily doubles in size and also joins the nearby smaller coves.

Towards East it joins the small beach called La Reburdia (mostly used by locals living nearby) and towards East an “anonymous” cove called El Calambre.

Our beach app Asturplaya can take you to La Paloma beach, show you its neighbors and also all the beaches of Asturias – download it and start your engine!

La Paloma beach benefits from a lifeguard service during high season (weekends only), it has showers (one for feet only) but no toilets. It’s quite secluded so it has no other services, but since it’s so close to Tapia you will find there whatever you might need.

There is a camping nearby.

It is an accessible beach but I am not so sure how practical and easy it is to roll a wheelchair on the riverbed covered with stones. There is no wooden platform to help you cross it and get closer to the sea.

La Paloma beach and the Esteiro river are both very good fishing spots.

Weather for La Paloma or Esteiro beach in Tapia de Casariego


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