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Doniños

Beach

On the Camino de Santiago

Parish : Doniños (San Román)
Place : Doniños
15593 Ferrol - A Coruña

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Description

Straight beach, with magnificent white sand, windy with heavy waves (careful with the currents). Rural environment. It has two accesses: Punta Penencia (few people) and Outeiro (crowded). Ideal for surfing, with the "Circuito O´Neill" trial events. Punta do Castro (northern edge), has the remains of a Pre-Roman "Castro" where jewels and Celtic artefacts were found; on the beach, on the ruins of a castle, are the installations of a coastal artillery battery, served by the Navy. The history goes that on 25-08-1800, an English fleet of over a hundred warships and a large number of infantry arrived off the beach, ready to disembark and take Ferrol. Although it seemed easy, Admiral Warren´s troops had considerable difficulties with the undertow. The ships were bombarded by Ferrol cannons, the road was well-defended, and the passage via the lagoon was not practical. And so Doniños Beach contributed to the English defeat.

Access

From Ferrol, Ferrol- San Xurxo road, at Balón (km 2), take the sign-posted turn-off to Doniños.

Distance to cities

Ourense : 176 Km | Pontevedra : 154 Km | Vigo : 188 Km | A Coruña : 52 Km | Lugo : 101 Km | Santiago de Compostela : 95 Km | Ferrol : 6 Km

Distance to transport

Train station : 6 Km | Airport : 43 Km | Bus station : 6 Km

The Ways of St. James

The English Road

Features

Blue Flag | Length (meters): 1.700 | Summer season occupation: High | Type: Open Beach | Type of sand: Fine

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Last update: 31/03/2008
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