Northern Spain: The most beautiful places on the Spanish north coast

Travel tips for a vacation on the coast of northern Spain

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)

View of the old city wall of Hondarribia

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)

Casino and Club Nautico at the beginning of Playa de la Concha

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)

Costa Vasca: Green coast and a blue sea

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)

Pedestrians on the pier of Castro Urdiales

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.

Santander (Cantabria)

View of the wide bay of Santander

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.

Comillas (Cantabria)

The neo-gothic Sobrellano Palace in Comillas (Cantabria)

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)

View of the coastal town of San Vicente de la Barquera

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)

View into the harbor of Llanes

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)

View from Playa Santamaria to the old town of Ribadesella

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)

City beach Playa de San Lorenzo with the old town Gijon in the background

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)

View over the roofs of Cudillero to the old harbor

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)

Luarca at the Costa Verde

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.

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