Photoblog: Coastline of Llanes, Northern Spain

Posted on April 29, 2011 by

From plunging cliffs to rock-strewn sandy beaches to calm bays: the coast line of Llanes is as unpredictable as it can get. With over 30 beaches, Llanes is just about the best place in Asturias for the sun, sand and the sea. Having spent a lot of time in Southern Spain (where beaches are overcrowded with tourists and beach bars), Llanes was quite a refreshing experience for me – providing a perfect combination of rugged, natural beauty and peaceful tranquility. During our recent trip to Asturias, we zipped past the coastline of Llanes and snapped these photos of its beautiful beaches. Here are some, to share with you, enjoy!

Llanes city beachLlanes City Beach

Green cliffs overlooking the Cantabria Sea    Green cliffs overlooking the Cantabria Sea

Playa de toro in LlanesA rocky beach popular with locals, Playa de Toró, in Llanes

Playa de Toro in Llanes, Asturias Rugged rocks studded on the Playa de Toró

Cliffs on Llanes, Asturias

Cliffs in Llanes, AsturiasStaring down into the depths of the cliff

To see more of my photos from Asturias, click on any of the images above or go to my online gallery.


This experience was made possible by Asturias Tourism Board and Turismo.as, but all opinions are my own. Read more about my travels in Asturias here.

About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

4 Responses to “Photoblog: Coastline of Llanes, Northern Spain”

  1. Debbie Beardsley April 30, 2011 1:19 am #

    Simply stunning! I have to say this looks like a fantastic place to spend some time exploring. Thanks for introducing me to it.

    • Nellie May 3, 2011 2:39 am #

      Hey Debbie thanks for dropping by! Llanes was indeed beautiful – especially its location by the coastline and its proximity to the mountains. Hope you get the chance to see it soon!

  2. Serje May 2, 2011 5:03 pm #

    Lovely photos!

  3. Samantha @ Our Traveling Blog January 5, 2016 3:17 pm #

    Wow, the Playa de Toró looks so amazing. Will definitely have to remember this when we get to Spain. Thanks for the post and for the incredible photos.

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