We have selected the most fascinating cliffs of the Cantabrian Sea. All these places have one commonality: they make you feel like you are at the most beautiful place in the world. These cliffs are perfect for admiring the impressive strength of the Cantabrian Sea and the views they offer. Let’s get started!
In the Ortegal Cape of Galicia, located in Cariño, a municipality of Coruña, the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea come together. From the lighthouse located on the cape, you can see the meeting point of the two seas, which makes it one of the most special Cantabrian cliffs. The road up there is winding but accessible and once you arrive, you should be careful with the wind. It is the second northernmost point of the peninsula, behind the Estaca Cape de Bares, so the wind is very strong.
Among the Cantabrian cliffs that are in Asturias, there is one that stands out for being located in the northernmost point of the principality. It offers spectacular views that, on clear days, reach the estuary of Avilés and to the port of Gijón. In addition, nearby is the lighthouse of Peñas, now converted into a museum of the sea.
The cliffs of Guadamía are easy to reach by walking. They produce a curious geological phenomenon called “bufón.” It is a natural open funnel where the water gushes out with great noise. From there you can walk to the so-called ‘Cliffs of Hell’ or get closer to the more urban Ribadesella to give yourself a gastronomic homage.
These Cantabrian cliffs are cut by the wind and seem to form a great natural wall. The walls reach 25 meters high. Langre has a golden, sandy beach that is said to be one of the most beautiful in Cantabria. The natural environment where you can find it is enviable. It is surrounded by extensive green meadows where cows graze peacefully.
The Dunes of Liencres, which were declared a natural park in 1996, occupy 256 hectares. Within this park are the richest living dunes on the Cantabrian coast. In addition to this, it is a place where a beautiful mix of both cliffs and pine trees live, and it has become a paradise for surfers.
Cobaron’s Cantabrian cliffs are just a step away from the boundary with Cantabria. They have a nice road called Itsas Lur that connects the different towns of this corner of Vizcaino. It is highly recommended as the way to get from Cobaron to Pobeña, as it ends at the hermitage of “Nuestra Señora” of Socorro at the point of the old castle. Quite accessible by car, these cliffs give a perfect image of the coast of Biscay.
Finally, we selected one of the Cantabrian cliffs considered to be the most beautiful location. A step away from Zumaia is the cove of Sakoneta, although it is not the beach, but the road alongside that draws our attention. During the tour, you can admire the geological phenomenon of “flysch.” Parking the car in the Mirador Virgen de Itziar is the best idea. From there, the views are simply amazing.
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Text: Paloma Díaz Espiñeira