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IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRAVEL TO THE CÍES ISLANDS OR THE ONS ISLAND FROM EASTER AND MAY 15 (EXCEPT CAMPERS), before buying the ticket, you must obtain the authorization requested by La Xunta de Galicia, in which they will provide you with the pre code -reserve (necessary to acquire the boat ticket).

The best beaches in the Vigo Ria

by | Sep 21, 2023 | Special, Specials

Immerse yourself in the stunning combination of crystal-clear waters and coastal landscapes offered by the Vigo Ria. This region invites you to discover a range of unique beaches, from the iconic Rodas Beach on the Cíes Islands to the charming corners of Barra Beach in Cangas.

In this journey around the best Vigo beaches, you will find everything from golden beaches and calm waters ideal for relaxation, to the idyllic settings for water sports and connecting with nature in all its splendour.

Rodas Beach (on the Cíes islands)

World-renowned for its overwhelming beauty, this beach offers turquoise waters and white sand, creating an unforgettable setting in the heart of the Vigo ria. Surrounded by an incredibly precious natural setting, the Cíes Islands shelter Rodas beach like a treasure of clear waters, where visitors can enjoy a refreshing dip and peaceful walks, and connect with nature in its purest state.

Rodas Beach and its ecosystem are protected as part of a National Park, which means that as well as being an idyllic destination, it is also a highly valued space that deserves to be appreciated and preserved in Galicia.

Fortunately, visits are permitted all year round. Given that spots are limited, you should book in advance. Before buying your ticket, you should request authorisation from the Xunta (local government) website.

Barra Beach

Situated on the picturesque Morrazo peninsula, Barra Beach in Cangas invites you to immerse yourself in a uniquely charming coastal landscape. This beach stands out for its peaceful atmosphere and connection with the surrounding nature. Barra Beach welcomes you with golden sand and crystal clear waters, surrounded by lush vegetation and hills that create a sensation of peaceful seclusion.

One of Barra Beach’s unique features is its proximity to Cabo Home, a cape, which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, offering unrivalled panoramic views of the coast and sea. As well as enjoying the sun and sea at the beach, visitors can explore the rocky coastline and discover small hidden coves.

Walking along the natural paths will enable you to appreciate the local biodiversity and immerse yourself in the Morrazo peninsula’s wild beauty. If you are looking for a natural refuge in the Vigo Ria, Barra Beach is the perfect place to disconnect and savour the tranquillity of its coastal landscape.

If you decide to visit, you should also be aware that this is a nudist beach.

Nerga Beach

Situated on the Morrazo peninsula, Nerga Beach in Cangas draws you in with its crystal-clear waters and golden sand. Surrounded by an enchanting natural setting, this beach offers you the chance to enjoy a peaceful coastal refuge. In addition to its beauty, Nerga Beach enables you to explore the nearby coves and delight in the calm of the landscape, enriched by the surrounding lush vegetation.

O Vao Beach

On the other side of the Vigo ria, you can also find charming beaches like O Vao beach. Its scenic beauty will attract you instantly, with its golden sand and crystal clear waters. This beach stands out for its peaceful atmosphere and potential for practising water sports thanks to its favourable conditions. Moreover, you simply can’t miss the chance to enjoy spectacular sunsets from O Vao beach, making memories during your visit to the Vigo ria.

Canido Beach

This corner of the coast stands out for its peaceful charm and proximity to the city. The relaxed atmosphere makes it the ideal destination for peaceful walks and quiet moments by the sea. Colourful fishing boats rest on its waters, and locals wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city rest on its sand every summer.

Samil Beach

Iconic Samil Beach, located in the city of Vigo, offers you an incomparable beach paradise. With its large area of sand and clear waters, it is the perfect refuge for those wanting to relax in the sun. Samil stands out for its facilities and comforts, making it the ideal place to enjoy a full day at one of the Vigo beaches.

Patos Beach

If you love surfing and stunning coastlines, Patos Beach in Nigrán, by the Vigo ria, is your paradise. Famous for its impressive waves, this beach attracts surfers who come from all over in search of exciting sea adventures.

But Patos isn’t just for surfers; its natural setting captivates anyone who visits. From its golden sand to its crystal clear waters, this beach offers a relaxed atmosphere and opportunities to enjoy the sea breeze. If you are looking for somewhere to admire the waves, enjoy water sports or simply relax by the sea, Patos Beach is the ideal place for you.

Discover the magic of the Vigo ria and the Morrazo peninsula through its unique and captivating beaches. Take a dip in its crystal clear waters, explore natural settings and connect with the timeless beauty of this region of Galicia.

If you decide to visit the Cíes Islands when you come to the Vigo ria, remember that we travel there with our comfortable boats. Count on the Mar de Ons ferry company to take an idyllic trip and discover the most secluded parts of this area of Galicia.