Praia da Barra

Rías Baixas

Sandy, woodland-backed Praia da Barra stretches 1.3km from the east side of Cabo de Home and is considered to be Galicia's most beautiful nudist beach (you can walk to it from the cape or drive by a 1.6km side road off the Hío–Donón road).

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2. Cruceiro de Hío

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3. Praia das Rodas

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5. Concatedral de Santa María

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