The beach of Doria (or Peña Doria), together with the beach of La Cueva, are the sandy beaches most popular with holidaymakers in the village of Oviñana. They also look like twin sisters, or so they do for me.
The Vidio lighthouse, the cliff-lined coast and the vicinity of Oviñana complete the attractions of this shell-shaped sandy beach which is part of a Protected Landscape Area.
Getting to Peña Doria beach is easy cause everybody knows Cape Vidio and you’ll see plenty of indicators along the road – if you’re prone to getting lost, our beach app AsturPlaya can take you there, download it now!
Once you’re near Cape Vidio try to find a place to park your car – Peña Doria has a really small parking so you might find it full. Take a look around, you will see a string of beaches surrounding the Cape. First of them to the West is Peña Doria, followed by La Cueva beach, then Vallina beach (also known as the beach Del Gallo).
To the East, the first one you’ll see (within walking distance) is Gradas beach but unfortunately this one is not accessible. You can admire it from the viewpoint built just for that in the parking of the lighthouse but there is not way to climb down to it.
As you can see in the picture to the left or in the top gallery, this beach is not for lazy people. The winding path going down to the beach is not very professionally built and might get slippery when whet. This winter (2014) the storms constantly washed the shore and I do not know if the path is still in good shape.
Extra info about Doria (Peña Doria) beach
250 meters long beach of boulders, Peña Doria almost disappears with high tide. It has no amenities, no lifeguard and a small parking. It is also not accessible to people with reduced mobility, sorry about that.
It is, though, the perfect place to admire the sunset and the entire coastline of Cudillero. Don’t miss that if you happen to be nearby, check the video below!
Summer sunset at Cape Vidio in Cudillero, Asturias