Panoramic view of the Misiego beach in Villaviciosa, Asturias

Misiego beach, Villaviciosa, Asturias

2 April, 2015

I don’t know if you might consider this one a beach but locals do and they even named it Misiego (for the village where it’s located). It’s a small sandy beach formed within the Villaviciosa Estuary which completely surrounds and isolates it from the neighboring ones: Del Puntal beach to the West (the other side of the estuary) and Rodiles beach to… well… North (within walking distance actually). Right across the river, with low tide only, you will discover the Bonome beach.
Boat on the river at the Misiego beach
The available area of this beach varies a lot with high tide. It’s not very well known and mostly locals enjoy its tranquil waters – it’s not so crowded compared to Rodiles or even Del Puntal beach.

It’s rather long (1100 meters), surrounded by dunes and has no amenities.

You can get here from Rodiles (there is a wooden platform and a footpath built around the estuary and it will take you to Misiego) by foot or by car. As usual, I suggest you to leave the car in the parking of Rodiles or anywhere else cause Misiego doesn’t have a proper parking.

You can park on the dunes but it gets very crowded and it’s more a pain than a joy to get here by car in the summer, especially during weekends (you can download our beach app AsturPlaya and it will take you to Misiego, Rodiles, Bonome and El Puntal).

The Estuary is a very good fishing spot and, being really calm, is a good spot for practicing stand-up paddle or learning how to surf.
Sand dunes around Misiego beach in Villaviciosa, Asturias

Around Misiego (not too close but not too far either) you will find bars, restaurants and a camping too. The Estuary is actually a very popular destination in the summer and the locals will offer you all the services you might need.

But what you’ll find in Misiego and it’s impossible for me to transmit through a blog post is… peace and the most beautiful birds’ songs you (actually I) ever had the pleasure to hear.

In the summer the crowd might scare them off but in the spring they are so busy mating or nesting that they won’t mind you.

You can walk on the beach or around the estuary and enjoy the most beautiful songs that nature can create. Indescribable, really.

Weather at the Misiego beach and its neighbours in Villaviciosa

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Video: Misiego beach in Villaviciosa

Misiego beach in Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain from AsturPlaya on Vimeo.


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