Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo

4.6
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The collection of jagged cliffs that decorate the coast at Playa de las Catedrales can only be seen at low tide, when the receding water reveals distinctive arches, caves, and rock buttresses. Explore the rocky walls composed of slate and schist, where you'll find complex forms carved by the seawater. However, be aware that tides come in quickly. Cave ceilings have been known to collapse due to erosion, so use caution while exploring. At high tide, the water at the small beach is safe for swimming. To visit Playa de las Catedrales and get the most from your holiday in Ribadeo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ribadeo holiday planning app .
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  • August 20, 2017
    A really good experience-it is recommended to view the beach at high tide from the top and then at low tide on the beach.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We had booked guided visits to the beach and the truth is that we get it right, they explain different phases, the evolution and the vegetation and species in the area.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Worth visiting this natural monument, you have to book entry online or at offices of tourism in Galicia, is free as well as the car park, to enjoy even more, better a day with sunshine and little wind, and at the hour in this low, tide tide with almost all of the beach is closed.
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