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.

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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;

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 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.

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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.

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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!