Playa de Campiecho - Astruian Treasure

Fight the tide, enter the cave and experience one of Asturias most amazing beaches.

For many people the term "Amazing beach" implies a big sandy beach, clear water and hopefully blue skies. Even though this sounds very tempting and relaxing, an "Amazing beach" for me is quite the opposite. I love dramatic seascapes, where big rocks or cliffs are randomly placed around the coast and the shore is filled with rocks and puddles. If you also like places like this, Playa de Campiecho, located in Asturias, Spain, may be paradise for you too.

The Cave

For photographers the beach of Campiecho itself is not that famous, even tho there are some really nice photo opportunities on it. The most famous view is from inside "The Cave".

Entering the cave does not come without risk. It can only be entered during low tide, so be sure to plan your visit and know the tides. It is extremely important to keep an eye at the tide, as the water rises quickly and you may easily get stuck in the area. The cave is located around a small corner, so you don't have a good view of how high the water actually is. But don't let this scare you away from taking a look, just make sure that you have done your planning.

There is not much more I can say about the beach or the hours we spent around the cave, I think these images does a much better job describing! 

                  Inside the cave of Campiecho

                  Inside the cave of Campiecho

                  Entering the cave of Campiecho

                  Entering the cave of Campiecho

I do have more pictures from this beach, as we walked around some of the less popular places. Since I'm just back from my trip these images are not processed yet, so I'll keep them for a new blog.