Xagó Beach

A beach to enjoy

The beach of Xagó is a wild space, a large cove of 2 kilometers rectilinear in which prevails its ecological charm and its wide range for beach leisure.

It is part of the protected area of ​​the central coast dominated by high cliffs, where each beach is a unique and surprising gift. It is located on the western edge of the impressive Cabo Peñas, on a naturalized, rocky coastline, but in Xagó, thanks to the erosive action, it becomes the beach itself and a dune set that, with more than 350.000 square meters of surface area, is the best conserved of Asturias.

Photos provided by Benjamin Suarez.

Latitude: 43.6052551 Length: -5.9176826
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One can approach this sandy area in any time of the year to walk, rest, run to the edge of the shore, enjoy the fresh, wet smells, admire its palette of blue, green and ocher colors, the flashes of light in the water; In short, to get infected with the sensory life that dominates this beach.

Although it is found just 6 kilometers from the city of Avilés, is the westernmost beach in the council of Gozón, the peninsula of San Juan de Nieva separates it from the Avilesian estuary. The Cabo Negro, whose name comes from the dark slates that form it, closes it to the east.

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Its great length allows you to enjoy it always in a comfortable way, even on summer days when the influx of people is greater. At dusk, on the shore, it is common to see a multitude of fishermen, since it is a place of recognized fame for its seabass.

Cuban Tres Guitar dune fields they characterize to Xagó, dune cords with a smooth profile, dunes pyramidal and linguiformes, colonized extensively by a type of plant called Arenaria Ammophila. In addition to the dunes, on the long beach there are a couple of interior lagoons that are habitat for many species.

Xagó is mentioned in all the naturist guides in Spain, being able to practice nudism in various areas of the dunes.

It also enjoys great fame among surfers, the breaks at its extremes being widely known. Every year that passes it is more frequented by lovers of this sport, and they get to call several tests and surf competitions. The fact that Xagó is close to surfing nuclei of the relevance of Aviles or Salinas, makes it even more popular for the tables.

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Due to its physiognomy open to the sea, the force of the waves means that the bath must be done with caution.

From the high cliffs of the Cabo Negro area, the paraglider and several clubs have their meeting point here to fly. If you do not fly, you can have a good time from the mainland watching them fly.

Xagó beach nudism and other data

Wide undeveloped beach, fine golden sand and gravel, windy, strong waves, medium-high occupancy, surrounded by mountains covered with vegetation, relatively close to the town of Avilés, has a picnic area, seasonal beach bars, restaurants, surveillance and signage , Local Police, telephones, beach cleaning and litter bins. Nudism: tolerated.

How to get to Xagó beach

Starting from Avilés, take the AS-238 road towards Luanco until you pass the industrial facilities of the CSI, where you take the signposted detour to the left towards Zeluán, and continue straight on until you reach that town. Once in Zeluán, continue along the AS-329 to connect with GO-15 in a detour to the right; this route goes back on the beach; two tracks, one at each end, allow vehicle access to the arena. There is bus service from Avilés, where the nearest railway terminal is also located; the closest campsite is located in Bañugues, in the vicinity of Cape Peñas.

Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda

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