Playa de las Catedrales

Located along Spain’s Galician coast, Playa de las Catedrales features a series of geological rock formations that constantly reminds visitors of Mother Nature’s talents. The extraordinary towering rocks resemble the arches found in Gothic cathedrals and can truly be admired when the ocean recedes and creates a walkway in the sandy patches below. Gaze up at the these 90-foot-tall wonders, and you will understand why the beach is referred to as, “the beach of the holy waters.” It’s truly a magical place that needs to be seen to be believed

Getting There

The closest airport to Playa de las Catedrales is Asturias, which is one hour from the beach. However, other airports include Santiago and Coruna, which are roughly a 90-minute drive away. Buses and trains leave from nearby cities, which will take you to the beach. But a car is recommended if you want to access the beach on your own schedule or at the most scenic times. Australians and North America can fly into Bilbao or Madrid in Spain or Porto in Portugal and take a road trip from these beautiful cities to the Las Catedrales beach.