Playa de las Catedrales (Praia de Augas Santas)

Playa de las Catedrales is subdivided into two parts by a series of majestic natural rock arches from which the beach in northern Spain takes its name. A Galician Natural Monument under its official name of Praia de Augas Santas (Beach of the Holy Waters), it is located approximately 10 kilometres (six miles) west of the town of Ribadeo.

During high tides, Playa de las Catedrales loses much of its breadth of golden sand, although it’s still possible to swim. Likewise, its cathedral-like structures can only be enjoyed at low tide, making a visit to this beach all the more magical. They rise up to almost 30 metres (90 feet) in height before disappearing again with the fast-moving incoming tide.

Checking the tides times is essential and visitor numbers are limited to 5,000 per day. Access should be booked online in advance. []

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Praia de Augas Santas

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