Summers along the Galician coast gives you many options for activities. Beach and sun of course, but there are also other activities that are interesting for families visiting the Galician coast.
Why not tag along with a fisherman on his boat or go looking for shellfish with the shelfishers one day? On the Turgalicia page dedicated to this, you will see several options in various locations along the coast.
Galicia has a long and beautiful coastline, from the portuguese border in the south to A Coruña and Ferrol in the north and Ribadeo in the east. The video above shows you some of the beaches and the lighthouses spread over this long coastline.
Galicia has a long coastline that gives a visitor many possibilities to enjoy the many beaches and coastal activities that are happening both on the west coast and the north coast.
Turgalicia present many suggestions for activities on this website.
In Galicia, the sea has never been a frontier, as since time immemorial, Galicians have known how best, in a unique symbiosis, to take advantage of the wealth it offers. In this sea, in fact, in the world’s seas, Galician fishermen have fished for all manner of species, from the smallest shrimp to the very largest of tuna, and even whales. All of this has led to what is today a state of the art industry, in which fish farming, shellfish harvesting, canning, advances in shipbuilding etc. all play a key role. The sea has also defined this singular landscape, with 1,200 km of stunning coastline offering great biodiversity which include wide sweeping beaches with fine white sand, hidden away coves, spectacular cliffs and beautiful islands and islets, as well as the characteristic rías or estuaries which represent one of Galicia’s most distinctive features. This landscape, so entwined with the unique cultural heritage offered by the sea and fishing can be visited and enjoyed throughout the year, ably complemented by a sumptuous and varied gastronomy which bases itself on products of excellent quality, and charming accommodation in over one hundred rural guest houses.
With its six national parks, fourteen special protected areas for birds and five wetlands (declared to be of international importance by the Ramsar Convention), Galicia is a great place for birdwatching. And then add to that more than 1300km of coastline you know you will find a wide variety of birds.
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