Galicia’s best beaches

Imaxe dunha das praias das Illas Cíes

Slightly north of Portugal,  the beaches of Galicia offer a stunning stretch of coastline where the Atlantic meets Galicia. These beaches range from rugged and wild to peaceful and deserted.

With unspoiled, pristine sands, sparkling turquoise waters and pine tree backdrops, these beaches are rated as some of the best in Spain from Spain travel experts.

English: Beach of Wines, in Cíes Islands, Pont...

The Cies Islands are Galicia’s crowning attraction and only a short boat ride from the medieval town of Baiona. Located within an uninhabited natural park, they are only accessible during the summer months.

English: Cíes's Dock, in Cíes Islands, Ponteve...

The islands, with their pristine, exotic looking beaches, are similar to Britain’s Scilly Isles. What the Galicia lacks in warm waters, it makes up for in other ways.

Other beaches in the region score high in the beauty stakes, the spectacular cliffs along the Costa da Morte and the Corrubedo dunes being highly regarded. Explore inland to discover the old-world charm of the towns of Lugo and Pontevedra and enjoy some of the best seafood in Spain.

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