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6 Magical Coastal Towns in Asturias

The coast of Asturias is full of some small and bigger towns that are very different from each other. These are 6 coastal towns in Asturias that you should visit to experience the variety of styles, colors, and views.

There are endless town here but here is a short list of the 6 you absolutely must visit, ordered from east to west!

If you need help to plan your visit to these towns check out one of the itineraries I have planned for you:
Itinerary: Day Route in The Eastern Coast of Asturias
Itinerary: Day Route in The Western Coast of Asturias

1. Llanes

Llanes
Llanes

This is my favorite summer village in Asturias! From June to September you will find there people from all over Spain who are taking advantage of the great weather and beautiful beaches. The center itself is amazing and the seafood is to die for! I highly recommend for you to have lunch or dinner here.

2. Ribadesella

Ribadesella
Ribadesella

Another beautiful coastal town, probably one of the most famous one in Asturias. In this town I recommend for you to get lost in the little streets, explore the beautiful boutiques, and enjoy the atmosphere.
Fun fact: During the summer, on the first Saturday of August (after the 2nd) celebrated in the area is the Descenso Internacional del Sella or Les Piragües. It is a 20 km kayak/canoe route/race in the Sella river which starts in the town of Arriondas and ends in Ribadesella. This event always includes many local parties in Arriondas when the race begins as well as in Ribadesella when the race ends.

Ribadesella
Ribadesella

3. Lastres

Lastres
Lastres

One of my favorite little towns! The houses are all on a side of a mountain, with an absolutely perfect view of the coast. Firstly, I highly recommend for you to go up to the Mirador de San Roque (reachable by car). From there you have the perfect view over the town as well as the coast, and with good vision also the Picos de Europa. If you want to have coffee or a quick breakfast there is a restaurant at the mirador called Restaurante La Rula and it has THE BEST view!! Secondly, you should get lost in the streets of Lastres, that’s the best way to find pretty allies.

4. Luanco

Luanco
Luanco

This town definitely has its magic. The “older” area is charming with colorful buildings and pedestrian streets. The coastline is definitely worth a walk!

Don’t forget to have ice cream in one of the most famous places in the area, Helados Helio Hermanos.

Luanco
Luanco

5. Cudillero

Cudillero
Cudillero

A beautiful fishing town on a steep cliff, it always makes it to the list of the most beautiful towns in Spain! Therefore, I recommend that you pass and hour or two here exploring the streets, go up to the Mirador de la Garita and mirador de la Atalaya, and most importantly, enjoy a lunch of seafood!
For lunch, I highly recommend a small the small restaurant Sideria El Remo. Even though it is pretty hidden, you’ll be able to find it.

6. Luarca

Luarca
Luarca

Similarly to Cudillero, Luarca is another beautiful fishing town that is built on a cliff. However, Luarca is less touristic and has more “vacation town” vibes. As a result, many Spanish people come here during the summer to pass a few weeks by the beach.

In Luarca you can have a walk around the old center, go further up for some amazing viewpoints over the town, and have a walk by the few beaches of the town. Certainly, it is a perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner as it offers a variety of restaurants and cafes.

Luarca
Luarca

So, which coastal towns in Asturias are you going to add to your bucket list?

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