Playa de Ramuntcho
Playa de Ramuntcho is situated on the Hualpén peninsula near the town of Talcahuano. It is about 15 to 20 minutes hike from the area’s main beach of Caleta Lenga. This is definitely the most beautiful beach within easy driving distance of the city of Concepcion and feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
The beach is set in a relatively sheltered bay flanked by jagged rock cliffs. These are heavily forested which gives the cove a feeling of seclusion. When you first see it, it is stunning and it is a beautiful place to visit for a few hours. Unfortunately the beach is not quite as pristine as it appears; there is often litter here there and the water can be polluted. Combined with year-round cold water temperatures Playa de Ramuntcho is not the greatest place to swim.
Despite being quite difficult to find and sitting at the end of a dirt track it can become crowded with beachgoers and locals trying to sell things, so it is a good idea to visit this beach earlier in the day. Playa de Ramuntcho is still a great place to come for a walk on the beach and take in the scenery, maybe as part of a longer hike in the area.
When you travel to the Hualpén peninsula, it is worth taking a tour of Chome and Perone Coves. Chome has a long history of whale hunting, and this tour will dig into some of the history of these areas. If you love nature and beauty, you’ll enjoy this.
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