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The Craziest Beach in Spain
01 July 2016 @ 20:30

 

Hidden away in a small inland hollow, right in the middle of a meadow, Playa de Gulpiyuri is one of the most amazing beaches in the world and also one of the most unusual and unique beaches you will find. This beach is certainly on my agenda for my next visit to Asturias. Recommended by a friend, this beach is jewel and I thought I would share it with you all in case you plan to pass through Asturias one day.

It is located near the coastal town of Llanes, on the coast of Asturias, Gulpiyuri Beach is unlike anything I have ever seen, or even imagined existed outside of Dali painting or a fantasy film. Imagine walking through the country and stumbling over an idyllic beach right in the middle of a green meadow and 100m from a cliff face. However, while you may find other beaches completely hidden from the open sea, around the world, this one is actually fully tidal and even has waves bathing the small strip of golden sand.

So how on earth did this beach come about? It appears the salt waters of the Cantabrian Sea bored through the cliffs, creating a series of underground tunnels and caves that constantly feed water to Gulpiyuri Beach. The beach originally was a cave that collapsed, creating an inland exit for the sea water which also carried sand with it and over time this gem was created. The water from the nearby Bay of Biscay comes in through the underground tunnel network and washes up on Gulpiyuri in gentle waves adding to the charm of this magical beach. The crystal clear water of this beach is unresistable , but you may find it a little cold, because the water tends to remain underground for a while, before washing up on the Beach. Because it’s only 50 meters in length it isn't very big, but it's big enough to enjoy it and small enough to be secluded and hard to find. If you don't have a GPS you'll need help from the locals the locals to get there.

 

 

 


 


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coolcat1951 said:
02 July 2016 @ 10:20

Fascinating!
Thanks for this article and the lovely pics.
This is on my list of places I must visit!


Falcón said:
02 July 2016 @ 10:35

LOVE


Falcón said:
02 July 2016 @ 10:39

One wonderful of beach that I didn't know. This is a spectacular landscape where i would like to go some day. Because swimming into clear water it must be amazing.
Asturias really has a great places because it is very beautiful.
I'm dying to go with you.
I'm looking forward to the holidays for I can enjoy of nature. These are amazing photographys. It's like a private beach. Me encanta.


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