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Playa del Silencio

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Address: 33157 Castaneras, Cudillero, Spain

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Fantastic views of a jagged coastline

My wife, her brothers, and I went here on a road trip through northern Spain. It was definitely worth the stop. The views from the trail leading to the beach were incredible... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
United States
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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife, her brothers, and I went here on a road trip through northern Spain. It was definitely worth the stop. The views from the trail leading to the beach were incredible, but keep in mind this attraction is probably better for the views than it is for actual beach-going. The beach is fairly rocky, so do not go expecting... More 

Thank Miller_World_Edition
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Magical spot - take the diversion and be amazed. Great views along the Asturian coast and if you are feeling fit take the steep descent to the secluded beautiful beaches.

Thank limerickjames
Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Tip: don't park in the parking area if you don't like walking. A few hundred meters down the road there is free parking to put your car. Nice view but rocky beach and with shadow until 12:30 approx in the morning.

1 Thank Johnmir13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We left the car at the parking at the cost of 1 euro and walked to the beach. It's about 5 to 10 minutes walk through a country road and at the end it has some stairs to get to the beach. The beach itself is hard to get to and not practical for families with young children or people... More 

Thank amotravelling
Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Described in the Lonely Planet guide book as one of the best beaches in Spain. OK it's a nice rocky bay with wooded hills behind, but surely there are loads of little bays like this along the Spanish coast. I think visitors need to be aware that the 'beach' is a narrow strip of pebbles and that the sea isn't... More 

Thank Eglantina1
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I cannot begin to describe my experience here. My partner and I headed to Playa del Silencio about 8pm, to be able to have some time exploring before settling back up on the hill to watch the sunset. Maybe we were lucky, but we were the only ones on this tranquil beach and we couldnt have been more happy. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I don't know if I have the words to describe this place! It's really amazing! I love it and definitely recommend it to view! The view is wonderful! You have the green surroundings, huge rocks getting out of the blue ocean and white waves break out onto the beach and the rocks. It's really impressive!

Thank Andreea B
Cudillero, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

One of many gorgeous beaches along this coast but Silencio has been "exploited". This beach was a beach you'd go to & could have a nap & not have people sitting on top of you but suddenly it's the place to be & is chocablock of tourists.

Thank Debbieparry
Gijon, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We have been here many times to walk, picnic and occasionally swim but the best time is at sunset. You look out over a bay filled with jagged tall rocks and with fading light, and swirling mist it feels like you have been transported to the set of Lord of the Rings. Walk a little further on from the main... More 

Thank AWValencia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful pebble beach reached by driving down a narrow rough concrete road, parking then heading for on foot down a rough track then a great stone staircase to a semicircular beach with nothing but the sound of the waves and the pebbles rolling in the backwash. Absolutely gorgeous

Thank HelenMNorthampton

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