Praia do Rostro

Costa da Morte

One of Galicia's most spectacular beaches, this broad 2km stretch of unbroken sand begins about 4km south of Lires and is a particularly magnificent sight from the headlands at either end, with the Atlantic surf pouring in. Unfortunately it's not good for swimming, but it's a wonderful walk.

The Camiño dos Faros passes right along the beach, while a variant of the Camino de Santiago passes within sight of it just inland.

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