Villanueva beach is a really tiny beach (20 meters wide or so) well hidden behind high cliffs in the municipality of Llanes. This only if you can hide anything in Llanes where every secluded beach is full of people, especially during summer weekends.
Villanueva beach is particularly beautiful, being carved at the bottom of a long and narrow canyon, with its own personal blowhole to the West (this shape being the main reason why it’s also called Canal Beach – Playa Canal).
It’s a mix of sand and huge rocks and it disappears almost completely with high tide, leaving you with the rocks only.
It’s a secluded beach and you can get here by foot only from the village of Villanueva, following a coastal trail that links all the beaches of Llanes.
This trail, called PR AS-57, starts at the Guadamía beach, follows the coastline to Villanueva and will also take you to Cuevas del Mar beach and beyond. PR AS-57 is part of a bigger trail called E-9 that links all the beaches of Llanes and Asturias, but that’s a different story to tell.
If you leave your car in the village of Villanueva and follow the signs you will have no problems finding the beach, but just in case you want extra help just download our beach app Asturplaya and it will take you there.
If I said secluded, it means that Villanueva beach does not have amenities (I already said no parking) and no lifeguard service at all.
I hope these are no reasons not to visit it if you happen to be nearby.
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Video: Villanueva beach in Llanes