Colunga's beaches are vast stretches of sand perfect for bathing, but they don't attract the same crowds as the other beaches in the area, which can really become too crowded at times. The biggest beaches are those of La Isla, La Griega, Lastres, and La Espasa. As its name suggests, a rock pokes out of the sea off La Isla beach. It can be seen from the sand and is within swimming distance for good swimmers. However, you should not attempt to make the crossing if you are not familiar with the ocean currents in this area. La Griega is a long stretch (half a mile) of fine, golden sand. It is well maintained and offers all kinds of services, including pedestrian access suitable for motor vehicles from the car park. It can get very busy at certain times of year. Lastres is a patch of perfectly maintained urban coastline with alternating stretches of sand, gravel, and stone. Finally, La Espasa is a long stretch of urban beach more than half a mile long and suitable for swimming, although the wind can blow very strongly here sometimes.
The beaches of Colunga are very large and ideal for relaxing in some peace and quiet.© Maria Luisa Lopez Estivill / 123RF
These beaches attract very few visitors, mostly because of the ocean currents. You should only venture into the water here if you are a good swimmer.© Fernando Fernandez / age fotostock