San Cidiello beach in Cudillero, Asturias, Spain - panoramic view

San Cidiello beach, Cudillero, Asturias

18 December, 2014

San Cidiello beach is a tricky one, really tricky. First of all because official maps are placing it in 2 different areas albeit they do agree to place it East of Cape Vidio which is correct.

Second of all because although you can see the path you have to take (quite visible in the map our beach app AsturPlaya will show you especially on a retina phone) the trails in the area might confuse you and you might get lost.

Keep the map in front of you and stick to the path. We didn’t! 馃檪

Trail to San Cidiello beach in Cudillero, AsturiasGetting close by is rather easy since San Cidiello beach is very close de Cape Vidio – you can walk to it (a rather long walk from the cape) or leave the car outside the village of Vivigo and continue on foot.

You can see San Cidiello beach from both West if you take the CU-8 road or East, this being the one we took and where we found a shy trail actually going down to the beach.

From West you can only see it from above if you walk from the Gradas beach (its Western neighbor), the cliffs surrounding San Cidiello being really high and quite vertical.

East seems to be the only option to find a trail down, the typical trail that is slippery, dangerous and goes missing outside high season.

After you left the car where the tarmac road ends outside Vivigo, you might have to walk 30-40 minutes to the beach, entering the woods and walking through shrubbery.

It’s not the most “pain free” walk you will ever do since the shrubbery is not very friendly on the Asturias cliffs but I believe it’s worth it when you know that you are searching for a secluded, no-amenities, no-parking, fishing-only, no-lifeguard beach.

Once at the beach you will see why San Cidiello is so secluded: it’s surrounded by 70-80 meters high vertical cliffs and small islets scattered around it. This is what you will see:

High, vertical cliffs surround San Cidiello beach in Cudillero, Asturias, SpainIslets at the Eastern side of San Cidiello beach in Cudillero, Asturias

If what you are looking for is not a secluded, wild, untamed beach around Cape Vidio but quite the opposite then close by you will find the beautiful beach of San Pedro de la Ribera which has plenty to offer and which we highly recommend.

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Video: San Cidiello beach, close to Cape Vidio

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