Playa de Torimbia: A Slice of Paradise

If a place can still look like paradise even when there are looming gray skies, a chilly breeze and light rain showers, then I can’t imagine what it would look like bathed in warm sunshine.

Let me introduce you to Playa de Torimbia, considered one of Asturia’s most beautiful beaches.


Now when I lived in Andalucía, the region that claims the most coastline in Spain, I lived a stone’s throw away from Tarifa; one of the most popular places in the world for kite-surfing. Costa de la Luz had some incredible beaches–I remember long summer days in Zahara de los Atunes, Conil de la Frontera and Bolonia fondly.

Thank goodness moving up north didn’t mean sacrificing beautiful beaches!  The beaches I’ve seen in the north give the playas of Costa de la Luz a run for their money. Take Playa de Torimbia for instance;



 Wondering what’s up with the director’s chair? Well, Llanes (the municipality where this beach is) has been featured in a lot of movies over the years. Check out the full list here.



The scenery! That sand! Apparently, the natural beauty of the area drives people to take their clothes off, as this is a popular nudist beach.



So next time you plan a beach vacation to Spain, rethink going to the same place you go to each year, and consider the north–this part of the country has some of the most beautiful bits of coastline I’ve seen! Sure, the weather isn’t always guaranteed, but July and August are usually safe bets and you’ll find beaches like this to nap on. This past summer was fantastic in the north!



  1. says

    These pictures are gorgeous! I went to Ireland recently, and these actually remind me a bit of my pictures from the coast there – who knew you could find something similar in northern Spain?!

  2. says

    Hi Christine, just wanted to drop a note and say than- you for your blog posts!

    I contacted you a bit ago about teaching English in Spain and you were kind enough to reply. Unfortunately that didn’t seem to be in the cards, however I got a job in China for a 2 year contract but last minuet it didn’t feel right so I decided to stay and buy a medical clinic here in Vancouver Canada. Ok so here is the new plan Christine, I will work for a few months here for several months then travel to Spain every few months or so, I cat wait my plan feels right. So why am I telling you this? I find your blog really inspirational and it keeps my dream alive, so again thanks!! Maybe one day we’ll meet in Spain and have a wonderful glass of red.

    All the best,

  3. says

    Wow! looks amazing.I just got back from antigua and that looked very similar… beautiful coast and lots of greenery. I may just take your advice and visit the north part of spain one day. Is there lots to do up there even if the weathers bad? tourist attractions etc?


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