The beach of Cadavedo is part of the protected landscape of the western coast of Asturias, where the friendly profiles of the coastal rasa are cut abruptly on the cliffs. We lean out to them to discover semi-wild beaches like Cadavedo's own. The best panoramic we get from the strands of Vidio and Busto. The unique architecture of this coastline is developed in marine caves, silhouettes of islets and other suggestive forms.
The beach is located at the eastern end of the coast of Valdés, near the limit with Cudillero, two kilometers away from the homonymous population.
The enclave of Cadavedo was awarded the prize most beautiful village of Asturias in 1954. It occupies today what was once the site of the medieval port of Vallenarán, which was dedicated to whale hunting. It is a small labyrinth of paved lanes between overlapping granaries, casinos with manicured gardens and presumed Indian villas.
We get closer to the coast, ascend to the call Point of Cuernu, that defends the beach of the winds of the West. There he is the hermitage of the Virgin Regalina. From here the view is extraordinary. This chapel houses the venerated image of the Virgin of the Rule, whose devotion was promoted by the pilgrims to Santiago and the sailors, and in whose honor a festival of medieval origin is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. The renowned Pilgrimage of the Regalina It is a declared festival of national tourist interest and every year gathers hundreds of visitors. Without going down yet to the beach, we can continue enjoying the high coast. Something further west is Villademoros, where stands an ancient Roman tower reconstructed by Asturian kings in the ninth and tenth centuries.
The Ribeirona, name that is also known as the beach of Cadavedo, awaits us down there. Has shell shape of 400 meter length, and can exceed 50.000 square meters of beach space at low tide. It mixes sand with boulders, blocks and rocky outcrops. Its transparent waters are ideal for bathing, diving and sport fishing. It has all kinds of services and equipment. In the vicinity we can enjoy coves somewhat more recondite, some of difficult access.Text: © Ramón Molleda for desdeasturias.com
Information of interestHow to get there:
The beach has signposted access from the N-632, very close to the exit to Cadavedo, by a road that continues until you come to the indicator of the Hermitage of the Regalina. At that point take the fork to the right, which leads directly to the beach, at the end of 1,5 kilometers. At the end of the road there is a parking area. The beaches of its surroundings. El Churín and Tablizo or L'Abiera, have only pedestrian access, very complicated in the first one.