Playa del Silencio

Beach in Cudillero
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This is one of Spain’s most beautiful beaches: a long, silver-sandy cove backed by a natural rock amphitheatre. It isn’t particularly good for swimming due to underwater rocks, but it’s a stunning spot for a stroll and, weather permitting, some sun-soaking. It’s 15km west of Cudillero: take the A8 west, then exit 441 for Santa Marina, and head west on the N632 to Castañeras, from where the beach is signposted. The last 500m down is on foot.