The most beautiful places and cities on the north coast of Spain, fishing and vacation resorts on the Bay of Biscay. Stops along the A-8 coastal highway from the Spanish Basque Country, through Cantabria to Asturias. Travel tips for an individual vacation in northern Spain.
Interesting coastal towns on the Bay of Biscay (Mar Cantabrico)
The selection of coastal resorts is from east to west: from the seaside resort Hondarribia at the border to France to Luarca at the Asturian green coast, the Costa Verde.
The first vacation spot on the Basque Coast is:
Hondarribia (Costa Vasca /Basque Country)
The small harbor town with a worth seeing old town and good bathing possibilities opens the round of the coastal places at the Basque coast (Costa Vasca). Charming is the fishermen's quarter, because there are good fish restaurants there.
Donostia / San Sebastian (Costa Vasca /Basque Country)
The traditional seaside resort attracts with dream beaches, the most delicious tapas in the world and a lot of culture. No other Spanish city has a comparable density of star restaurants like San Sebastian.
Zarautz (Costa Vasca /Basque Country)
With the longest sandy beach on the Basque Coast and good surfing possibilities, this seaside resort is one of the most attractive resorts on the Costa Vasca. A paradise for surfers and water sports enthusiasts. In addition, a small old town with historic buildings attracts visitors.
Castro Urdiales (Cantabria)
The old port city on the Cantabrian coast shows a historical ensemble worth seeing. Even if the local beaches are not the most beautiful, a visit is recommended. Castro Urdiales is one of the most beautiful places on the north coast.
Beaches and culture, the lively capital of Cantabria has a lot to offer in summer, not only for young people. The beaches in and around Comillas are among the best the northern Spanish coast has to offer.
An attractive small resort on the coast of Cantabria with old stone houses, modernist architecture and beautiful sandy beaches. The famous Catalan architect Antoni GaudI built in Comillas the worth seeing city villa El Capricho.
San Vicente de la Barquera (Cantabria)
One of the most diverse coastal towns on the Cantabrian coast with an old town worth seeing and beautiful beaches. In the surrounding area is the Oyambre Natural Park with charming coastal landscapes and beaches with dunes.
Llanes (Costa Verde / Asturias)
A pretty fishing and vacation village in Asturias on the Costa Verde at the edge of the Sierra de Cuera. Llanes has a worth seeing old town, beautiful beaches and bathing bays as well as a modern part of town with hotels and vacation accommodations. Llanes is one of the most beautiful resorts on the Spanish north coast.
Ribadesella (Costa Verde / Asturias)
A dignified seaside resort on the eastern Costa Verde with a small old town and good excursion possibilities in the surrounding area. A special attraction is a stalactite cave with wall paintings, some of which are older than 25 years.000 years are.
Gijon (Costa Verde / Asturias)
The lively port city on the Costa Verde with a small old town and a beautiful fine sandy city beach. Gijon is still one of the lesser known, but nevertheless charming city destinations on the Spanish north coast. The long city beach Playa de San Lorenzo is one of the attractions of the largest city in Asturias.
Cudillero (Costa Verde / Asturias)
The picturesque fishing village on the Costa Verde of Asturias in a fantastic location. Cudillero is one of the most beautiful places on the northern coast of Spain. Around the main square at the old harbor the fish restaurants crowd in.
Luarca (Costa Verde / Asturias)
A charming coastal town on the western Costa Verde for swimming, eating and staying overnight. Worth seeing is the small old town around the Plaza Alfonso X El Sabio.