Beaches in Lugo
As Galicia's most northerly province, Lugo's coastline lies to the east of the cooler Atlantic ocean and has its shores massaged by the warmer waters of the "Mar Cantabrico". This results in the sea temperatures in Lugo being two or three degrees centigrade higher than they are in the rest of Galicia. If you are also in a sheltered "ria" (bay), this can result in the sea feeling quite warm and almost creating the impression that you are in the Mediterranean.
At present our list of beaches in Lugo is quite limited, but those mentioned below are the better known and more widely used by bathers.
If you don't mind sharing the sand with others, then the beaches at, "Catedrais", "Longa" and "Areoura" have a good reputation with sun bathers, but can get very bus at peak times.
If you want something a little quieter, then the beaches (or praia/playa) of "Esteirio", "Arealonga" (Vicedo) and "Llas" offer a less crowded, but equally appealing option.
Further beaches in Lugo province include
- Playa de los Alemanes (los Alemanes beach)
- Playa de la Areoura (Areoura beach)
- Playa de Portonovo (Portonovo beach), close to Xove and Viveiro
- Playa do Caolin (Caolín beach)
- If you are interested in finding out more about the location of beaches in Lugo, the best source is in fact to run an internet search (on msn or Yahoo) on "naturist", or "nude" beaches and sunbathing. There are a large number of sites covering this interest area and many offer extensive lists of beaches in various vicinities. All of Lugo's beaches accept naturist bathers anyway, so any lists you find should be fairly complete.
Remember, the best beaches are rarely sign posted
- As ever, the best beaches in Galicia tend to be those with a small and easily missed sign posted along the coastal roads.
If you are looking for a beach, our advice would always be to explore any small roads (they are often nothing more than "dirt" tracks) directing you to a "praia" or "playa". Nine times out of ten you will discover a beach which is far more picturesque than any of those listed above and is probably semi deserted in-to the bargain.