Aerial views of the Playa Sonabia.

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Playa de Sonabia


About 14km east of Laredo, small, wild Playa de Sonabia is tucked into a rock-lined inlet beneath high crags, above which rare griffon vultures circle the sky. Drive through tiny Sonabia village and turn left directly after the church; you’ll have to park up above the beach and walk down. It is accessed by the same minor road used to reach Playa de Oriñón.

There are a couple of seasonal bar-restaurants by the car park above Playa de Sonabia.

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