It is difficult to imagine how a beach with “cathedrals” can be, especially when you know that the Cantabrian tides sweep and wash away the beach with its waters every six hours. But it is this incessant work of the waters and the wind that sculpts his art in these large rocks that rise like mysterious doors on the sand of the beach.
On the coast of Lugo, the so-called A Mariña lucense, is this beautiful and mysterious beach, with its arches, caves and nooks that resemble the grandeur and impetus of a great cathedral. Getting to this point is easy on the LU-P-0610 that runs along the coast parallel to the beach from the Foz estuary until just before Ribadeo.
Visiting the beach of the cathedrals is an experience that surprises and sometimes gets wet, because when you raise your eyes to look at the height of an arch, a daring wave may announce the rise of the tide and wash your feet. Then it is time to start the return, and it is that in order to visit the beach of the cathedrals and its secrets, it is convenient, in the first place check the tide times and the amplitude of the same, since the sand can only be accessed during low tide peaks and for periods of between two or three hours. Since with high tide the beach area disappears and is covered by water. It is this reason, and also the accumulations of visitors that occur during the high season, which have made it necessary to limit the influx of people to the area. With which to access and visit the beach, in high season periods, you have to book the visit . This reservation is not necessary outside of that season, which is currently limited to Easter, July and August.