Tazones panoramic view of the village and the beach of Tazones in Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain

Tazones beach, Villaviciosa, Asturias

13 October, 2014

This sandy beach is located within the port of the historic village of Tazones, a village very well known for its gastronomy based on seafood and for playing an important role in the history of Asturias and Spain (our app beahc app AsturPlaya can take you to Tazones, download it now).
Shells covered house in Tazones, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain

The village is well worth a visit in the summer (actually, all year round) because it’s still maintaining the typical architecture of the Asturian fishing villages.

Writing about Tazones is a really difficult task for me, it’s a fascinating fishing village impossible to describe in a blog post.

If you happen to be familiar with Asturias, you probably know this type of village cause you probably know Lastres, Luarca, Luanco, Ribadesella, etc. – small towns or fishing villages that have something special about them.

So special actually that it’s almost impossible to describe and you have to see with your own eyes.

Cause, what wonderful people are so in love with the sea to decorate their entire house with sea shells? Or what sort of people are so in love with the sea that they are still keeping their house painted with the typical blue paint used long long time ago by their parents, grandparents and grand-grand-grand…?

Extra info about Tazones and its beach

Shells covered house in Tazones, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain

That is Tazones, the village where time does not flow with the same speed as it does 100km further away, where on Sundays time actually stops while you’re sitting outside, waiting for the waiter to bring you the freshest fish, cooked on the spot.

Ok ok, what about the beach of Tazones?

Ok, I got carried away… Well the beach is something you won’t find on official maps, maybe because it might not be quite clean due to the fishing port being so close.

People use it nevertheless even if it has no amenities, no lifeguard and not being (I believe) cleaned by the authorities in the summer.

Fun fact: About 150 meters to the East you will find several dinosaur footprints, as you might also find along the coastline of Villaviciosa and around the beaches of Colunga.

Weather in Tazones


Video: Tazones beach

Tazones beach in Asturias, Spain from AsturPlaya on Vimeo.

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