Beaches in Asturias that have gravel

BarchinasValdés, Asturias

Barchinas beach in Valdés, Asturias, Spain

You will find this beach under more than one name: it’s called Barchinas but also Vachinas or Vallino. Not sure if you will see this name on maps since this beach is quite secluded and has no (visible) descent. Not to mention the complete lack of any amenities or parking. Then why do I write […]

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El PortielloRibadesella, Asturias

El Portiello Cove in Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain

It happens that a lot of coves or beaches are called Portiello in Asturias, this one being the only one in Ribadesella. There are 2 more in Llanes and one in Cudillero, but again, although we saw most of the beaches and hidden coves in Asturias we surely missed some. Impossible not to. So who […]

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Samarincha & SamarinchinaGozón, Asturias

Panoramic view of the Samarincha beach in Asturias

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 […]

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ViodoGozón, Asturias

Viodo / Arnielles beach in Asturias, Spain - panoramic view

This beach has two names: Viodo because it’s located near the village of Viodo in Gozón and also is called Arnielles or Los Bolos (The Boulders) for the obvious reason of having boulders and sand. Viodo beach is rather mysterious to me because I saw it twice and it changed a bit. First of all […]

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RepresasTapia de Casariego, Asturias

Panoramic view of the Represas beach in Asturias, Spain

Represas is a semi-urban beach in the city of Tapia de Casariego – even so, it seems not quite so popular compared to the urban ones, especially Anguileiro beach, El Murallón or Porcía beach. Maybe because it’s not centric or because it’s a beach of pebbles and boulders (and almost no sand) it seems to […]

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L’AirínCudillero, Asturias

L'Airín beach in Cudillero, Asturias, Spain

A mainly pebbly beach where the color of the sand has various beautiful shades, L’Airín is separated from the beach of Salencia by the islet of Fariñon. L’Airín beach is visited almost exclusively by the people of the village of Novellana because the descent is long, winding, tricky and slippery when wet. There is also […]

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El TranqueruCarreño, Asturias

Panoramic view of El Tranqueru beach in Asturias, Spain

The beach of El Tranqueru is well know in Asturias but not very popular due to it being secluded and accessible by foot only – meaning there’s a high probability you won’t find it 110% full of people in the summer. It’s located in a wide cove near the housing development of Xivares – you […]

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