If you are doing the Northern Way, you will have a lot of opportunities to enjoy beautiful beaches. If you want information about the Northern Way, in our specialized page you will find a lot of tips to do it. If you want what are the best 7 beaches in the Northern Way to Santiago, keep reading.
Playa de la Concha – San Sebastián
The Playa de la Concha (Shell Beach) is located in San Sebatián, País Vasco and it is one of the most famous beaches in Spain. It is on the west of the Urumea river mouth. It is separated from the city center by the Urgull hill and it is more than 1300 metres long and 40 metres wide on average. All this characteristics make this beach one of the most charming beaches in Spain.
Playa de Zarautz – Gipuzkoa
The Playa de Zarautz is the longest beach in Gipuzkoa, País Vasco. This beach is located in a town with the same name, Zarautz. It is 2500 metres long, due to this, Playa de Zarautz is a multidisciplinary beach. You can find families in the western part and surfers in the central part (they have a reserved area). If you go to the eastern part, you will see dunes where a lot of species of flora and fauna live.
Playa Oriñón – Castro Urdiales
The Playa Oriñón in Castro Urdiales is located between the massifs of Candina and Cerredo. Because of this, it is a fascinating and beautiful beach. It has fine golden sand. Here there is a curious rocky form known as the Whale of Oriñón.
Playa El Merón – San Vicente de la Barquera
Playa El Merón in San Vicente de la Barquera is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Northern Camino although it is in the middle of a stage: from Comillas to Unquera. It has a Blue Flag distinction, so you can enjoy its beauty and cleanliness.
Playa de Andrín – Llanes
The Playa de Andrín is located in Llanes, Asturias. It is a beach with beautiful white sand and stones surrounded by majestic cliffs. In addition, it is a quiet beach but you should be careful with aquatic activities because this beach has heavy swell and unpredictable sea currents.
Playa de Vega – Ribadesella
The Playa de Vega in Ribadesella, Asturias, is a delight for those who love the nature. This is one of the longest beaches in Asturias, so it is weird to find it full. The beach is divided in two parts, in the western part it is a nudist beach and in the eastern part you will be able to see fossilised dinosaur footprints.
Playa de las Catedrales – Ribadeo
The Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedrals Beach) is located in Ribadeo, Galicia. It is a fine white sand beach with usually moderate waves. The real name of this beach is Augas Santas (Saint Waters) but it is known as the Playa de las Catedrales because of the set of stone formations with arch shape, they have been sculpted by the strength of the Cantabrian Sea.