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Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo

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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. Make Playa de las Catedrales a part of your Ribadeo vacation plans using our Ribadeo travel itinerary planner.
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  • We missed low tide so was unable to walk on the beach beneath the rock arches. Very impressive part of the coast along a stretch of road with a number of nice sandy beaches.  more »
  • This place is absolutely amazing and a must see when in ribadeo. It is absolutely beautiful, the beach is so amazing and there is so much to see. Would definitely recommend a visit.  more »
  • Beach of the Cathedrals, Praia das Catedrais in Galician, Playa de las Catedrales in Spanish (43°33’15”N 7°09’50”W). This beach is impressive for the caves the sea has dug deep into the cliffs (visibl...  more »

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