West Coast Asturias attractions

Archaeological Site in Luarca & Around

Castro de Coaña

The small town of Coaña lies 4km inland from the port of Navia, 19km west of Luarca. Two kilometres south, the hillside Castro de Coaña is one of northern Spain’s best-preserved Celtic settlements, dating back to th…
Chapel in Luarca & Around

Ermita de la Regalina

Spectacularly positioned on a grassy headland fringed by jagged cliffs, sandy beaches and crashing seas, this delicate little blue-and-white chapel 16km east of Luarca is absolutely worth finding for the sensational…
Beach in Cudillero

Playa del Silencio

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 …
Area in Luarca & Around

Cabo Busto

Twelve kilometres east of Luarca, wind-lashed Cabo Busto gives you an idea of the Asturian coast’s wildness as waves crash onto its rocky cliffs below a 19th-century lighthouse. The coastal views are fantastic.To ge…
Viewpoint in Luarca & Around

Mirador de la Atalaya

Find your way up to Luarca’s Atalaya lookout, with its small church, surprisingly elaborate cemetery and dramatic coastal vistas, above the port’s northeastern end. Luarca’s mariners’ guild met for centuries at the …
Cultural Centre in Avilés

Centro Cultural Internacional Oscar Niemeyer

This multifaceted international cultural centre, founded in 2011 on once-industrial land just east across the river from the city centre, was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer as a gift to Asturias, and…
Beach in Luarca & Around

Playa de Barayo

Part of a protected nat­ure reserve, Playa de Barayo is a good sandy beach in a pretty bay at the mouth of a river winding through wetlands and dunes. Turn off the N634 11km west of central Luarca onto the NV2 towar…
Viewpoint in Cudillero

Mirador de La Garita-Atalaya

A tangle of narrow, sloping, twisting streets threads up to this battered lookout point perched high above the harbour. Up top, riveting views extend across Cudillero's rooftops, past the boats bobbing in the port a…
Beach in Cudillero

Playa de Aguilar

The nearest beach to Cudillero is the fine, sandy Playa de Aguilar, which is 5km east on the AS317 from El Pito to Muros de Nalón. Immediately east and accessed by a short path from the joint car park lies tiny, cli…
Beach in Luarca & Around

Playa de Cueva

Soft, 600m-long Playa de Cueva, 7km east of Luarca on the old N634 coast road, is one of the district’s top beaches, with cliffs, caves, a river and occasional decent surf. It’s signposted.