Since everyone is eager to travel and it’s looking forward to a fun summer, here we have a travel destination that will make sure to give you the best time of your life. We are talking about Playa de Gulpiyuri, or Gulpiyuri beach which is located in the Llaned district, Asturias.
This wonderful place, at high tide, it’s a great spot for kids and adults to take a dip. While at low tide, the beach is a great place to sunbathe while offering the chance to see a natural sinkhole created when a sea cave collapsed in on itself.
The height of the town of Naves, east Asturias was declared a National Monument, and it’s considered to be the smallest in the world. But that’s not all when it comes to this wonderful place. Although it has sand and seawater, it is not facing the sea, its horizon is a cliff and behind it it has a green meadow. That’s quite an enigma for many, but not anymore. Scroll down below to learn how this happens, and many interesting places about this wonderland.
This beach is only accessible on foot, but you can leave the car outside the village of Naves or 1000-1500 meters away from the beach. You will also find a number of explorable caves in the immediate area making Gulpiyuri beach and its surroundings a must-see for anyone visiting Asturias.
The cave was created in the limestone rock due to the action of the sea, and over the centuries a hole of 50cm in diameter and 100 m in length was formed. This hole allowed the water to sink in, and through this sinkhole with the penetration of the water and sand, the Gualpiyuri beach was created.
If you’re planning to visit, the best time to be around it’s May and September, since there is a lower number of tourists and the weather condition are in your favor to see the high tides.
Since its formation depends exclusively on the tides and the wind, it is very important, when you go to visit it, that you take these factors into account to avoid finding the beach at low tide. That is why we advise you to consult the Llanes Town Council’s table of tides and winds, corresponding to that day.
This beautiful beach appears before your sight in the middle of green fields, with a barrier of rocks that separates it from the sea, through which the water filters, being able to even appreciate the rise and fall of the water with the tides. With a length of 50 meters, very fine white sand, and a depth that never exceeds one and a half meters, to get completely wet, you must lie down to do it.
If you’re planning to go, remember to bring a good supply of water, food and basic necessities, since the nearest town is Naves, and to get there you must make a short journey along an agricultural road. It lacks beach bars, hammocks, and showers and you will only find nature, which gives it added value.
Very close to Gulpiyuri beach you will find an extensive and varied range of accommodation. From five-star hotels to hostels, apartments, rural houses, and campsites. Prices vary from 40 euros, up to what you want to pay.