Panoramic view of the Samarincha beach in Asturias

Samarincha & Samarinchina beach, Gozón, Asturias

12 December, 2014

I write about Samarincha and Samarinchina together because they have similar names and they are separated by a small cliff called Punta Samarincha. Actually finding them is easy, all you have to do is go to Luanco and search for a street called Travesía de Samarinchina.

It’s that obvious. Or maybe not, cause there are no indicators helping you find these two beaches. Why?

Samarincha beach in Luanco, Asturias, Spain
Mainly because Luanco has so many beaches that these 2 are not important at all, especially since Samarincha is not accessible at all.

If you have been to Luanco already you probably know the other beaches there – from East to West they are La Ribera beach right in the city center, followed by the beach right in front of the church called La Iglesia beach and then the biggest and most popular Santa Marina de Luanco beach near the marina.

These two (Samarinchina: 20 meters long and Samarincha: 120 meters long & not accessible) are definitely NOT a priority in terms of marketing.

But although they are beaches without amenities, no parking, no lifeguard and only interesting for fishermen I find Samarinchina… charming…

Let me differentiate them to you. In the picture to the left you can see Samarincha. In the far background you can see the town of Luanco. But right after the rocks West of Samarincha there is another cove and that is where Samarinchina is hidden.

In the picture below you can see Samarinchina. With high tide is completely gone, there’s nothing to see here at all except fishermen boats and a sad (probably) broken shower.

Low tide uncovers a big sandy surface, a mysterious tiny beach at the end of some concrete stairs.

Samarinchina beach seen from aboveSamarinchina suffered a lot during the storms that hit Northern Spain in the winter of 2013-2014 so I am not sure how you will find it.

I saw it before and it was a jewel. I saw it again in the winter of 2014 but with high tide and the vegetation around was still being cleaned and not showing signs of recovering.

I wish somebody could bring it back to life cause for me this secret spot was precious.

There’s nothing more to say about Samarincha and Samarinchina, really. These are the kind of places you should discover all by yourself when taking a walk trying to know Luanco better. I don’t want to spoil that.

But if you wish to know more about Luanco and the surrounding beaches please download our beach app Asturplaya, it will help you find your way around.

Weather at the Samarincha & Samarinchina beaches in Luanco


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