Panoramic view of the Peñarrubia beach in Gijón, Asturias

Peñarrubia beach, Gijón, Asturias

3 December, 2014

The Peñarrubia beach is closed for safety reasons! Which is a pity, really, this beach is extremely beautiful and quite close to Gijón.
Stairs to Peñarrubia beach in Gijón

It’s been closed a few years back because of massive landslides – actually the restaurant on top of the cliffs is slowly going down (closed too) and big rocks are constantly falling.

The geological nature of the cliffs is the reason why this beach (just like Estaño and Serín beach, both in Gijón) is very prone to accidents happening to tourists (landslides, falling rocks)

It is also its main attraction, in my opinion.

The good news is that after years being closed the authorities decided to invest some millions in making Peãrronda beach safer, replacing the stairs in order to open it again sometimes during 2015-2016 (take the deadline with a pinch of salt).

You can still visit it though (be careful), Peñarrubia having 2 entries: one on its Western side (you can get here by car but you won’t easily find a parking spot, there is no parking here) and one that is right in the middle.

You can get here by car (there is a parking somewhere along the way) and then you have to walk 5 minutes to the beach.

Here’s what you’ll see from the stairs:

Peñarrubia beach from above

More info about Peñarrubia beach in Gijón

The Western side of the Peñarrubia beach in Gijón, Asturias
Peñarronda is a 550 meters long beach of sand, gravel and (fallen) rocks.

Because it’s officially closed, it has no amenities and no lifeguard service in the summer (this will change when they will open it again).

It is a good surfing spot and it is also a nudist beach.

For trekking lovers there is a trail that closely follows the coastline and that will take you to all the beaches of Gijón – if you wish to see them all feel free to download our beach app AsturPlaya.

Weather at Peñarrubia beach


Video: Peñarrubia beach in Gijón

Timelapse: sunset in Gijón

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