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Address: | Ribadeo Municipality, Ribadeo, Spain
Phone Number: +34 609 37 16 67

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One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the World.

We had planned our trip in Northern Spain and we had included a visit to the Playa de las Cathedrales. What we hadn't anticipated is the tides. Happily, I realized before we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had planned our trip in Northern Spain and we had included a visit to the Playa de las Cathedrales. What we hadn't anticipated is the tides. Happily, I realized before we left. This beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, cannot be reached at high tide, especially if we want to visit the caves.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beach with stairs and walking path which facilitates how to explore it. Just ensure you visit it at low tide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us drove the coastal route from Santiago to Bilbao and stopped here for a refreshing walk along the beach, in and out of the many carved rock sections. Great place for photos, beautiful beach, coooold water. But it was sunny and it was great to get in some walking. Best seen at low tide but interesting at any... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose those who live on the north coast of Northern Ireland near the Giants Causeway and White Rocks will be a little blase and not overwhelmed by this nonetheless attractive stretch of coastline. If you are not used to coastal cliff scenery you will be impressed.This is reckoned to be the best of a number of beaches on this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This beach is amazing and well worth a visit. We took masses of photos as the huge rock formations were interesting shapes and cast interesting shadows. There is a beach café and toilets. Go at low tide and preferably early as it is very popular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Playa de las Catedrales offers a unique experience. The Sea has carved arches on the rocks, that offer an extraordinary vision. The views are breathtaking.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Must see. Is one of the marvelous of the galician coast, but pay attention with the tide. Ask for the hours for low tide. In august is impossible to see it for the crowd of people. No te lo puedes perder. Aconsejo a ir a primera hora de la mañana cuando la marea está baja, pero primero mejor enterarse de... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We recently visited here without knowing anything about high and low tides or tickets for the beach.It was high tide as it happens and out of season but we thoroughly enjoyed the views of the arches and the walk along the cliff top in warm sunshine.my recommendation would be for people to just go visit and enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful rock formations. Good infrastructure for walks for all ages and nice picnic area with benches and also a good cafe.

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Alhaurin el Grande, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

You must ensure your hotel gives you a pass to go down onto the beach. Also check when tide is in and out. You need to see both occasions if possible. Amazing.

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