playa las catedrales de ribadeo

Why can't you miss Las Catedrales de Ribadeo beach?

By: Motorhome Areas - Published: June 25, 2024

Galicia is full of monuments of all kinds. One of the most significant is the imposing and iconic Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, a place of pilgrimage for thousands of people every year. But there are not only monuments built by people, there are also others whose shape has been given thanks to our Mother Nature. Even cathedrals! As proof, the Las Catedrales beach in Ribadeo.

This impressive natural monument is another of the great attractions of the Galician region. Although its original name is Aguas Santas beach, the rock formations that the Cantabrian Sea has polished has earned it this other nickname that evokes the naves of large temples such as the aforementioned Santiago.

How to visit Las Catedrales de Ribadeo beach?

This beach is accessible by road from the Cantabrian Highway (A8), where we must take the exit 516 towards Reinante / Rinlo and, from there, follow the indications that indicate the beach, which you will reach in a few minutes. In summer there is also the possibility of taking the special bus line from the center of Ribadeo.

You must keep in mind that this beach It is only accessible during low tide hours, so we recommend that you check the tide table beforehand so that your visit is not in vain. This way, you can explore the impressive caves, arches and cracks that the sea has formed between the cliffs.

Reasons not to miss the beach of Las Catedrales de Ribadeo

This natural monument has unique and special characteristics that have made it a visited and admired destination, which will surely convince you so that you too can enjoy its landscape on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea:

  1. Of course, the privileged views of the Cantabrian Sea, since the Las Catedrales de Ribadeo beach is located in the Cantabrian Basin.
  2. The sea itself has formed a series of cavities and ships that give it that cathedral appearance that the public has used to rename Aguas Santas beach. Some of them reach more than 30 meters.
  3. The current appearance is the result of millions of years of contact with the white waters of the Cantabrian Sea.
  4. The rock, formed mainly by slates and quartzites, offers a variety of colors that changes according to the effect of the sun's rays. Imagine the photos you will take!
  5. Located in the province of Lugo, you can visit other spectacular coastal points or go inland, where green landscapes and the historic city of Lugo await you. Its Roman wall is the only one in the world that preserves its entire perimeter to this day.
  6. Given its proximity, you also have the opportunity to continue your trip in Asturias.

Is access free?

Visiting the beach of Las Catedrales de Ribadeo is completely Free throughout the year, although during Easter and from July 1 to September 30 you must book the visit here.

Motorhome areas near Cathedrals Beach

If you are going to plan your visit by motorhome, caravan, camper or van, just a few kilometers from Las Catedrales beach you have the Casecha Farm Area, located in the middle of nature and where you have totally natural products available. It is a perfect place to disconnect!

Another possibility is to spend the night near Foz, where the Folgosa Spaces, another area that is surrounded by Galician nature. Both are available for online reservation at Áreas Autocaravanas, the largest motorhome platform in Spain. Come with us to discover Las Catedrales beach and its beautiful surroundings!

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