Because of its spectacular beauty, La Lanzada beach is one of the most famous beaches in Galicia. Visitors and locals visit each year to enjoy its crystal clear waters and fine, white sand. In today’s post, we want to tell you what you can see at La Lanzada beach and how you can get there easily and quickly.
What to see at La Lanzada beach
La Lanzada beach is located on the Atlantic coast and is surrounded by a stunning and peaceful natural environment which has several interesting places that are worth a visit.
The first thing we recommend you do as soon as you get to La Lanzada beach is enjoy some time to relax on the sand and bathe in its beautiful crystal clear waters. This is the ideal place to spend a day at the beach, as it has the environmental conditions you need and features a variety of facilities that users can freely use, like toilets and showers. There are also facilities adapted for people with reduced mobility, should you need them.
If you like water sports, we also advise you to sign up for some surfing lessons. La Lanzada beach is one of the best places for surfing on the Rias Baixas. Other water sports people enjoy there include kitesurfing and paddle boarding.
We also recommend you enjoy a relaxing stroll by the beach or that you go along the coast via its beautiful wooden promenade, which stretches more than two kilometres in length. And if you feel like a rest after your walk, you can sit and relax at one of the bars situated on the seafront, from which you will enjoy some wonderful views.
Once you have enjoyed every corner of this beach, we suggest you visit the Hermitage of A Nosa Señora da Lanzada, a chapel situated on a small rocky peninsula at the end of La Lanzada beach. In its day, this place formed part of a medieval coastal defence fortress.
This small peninsula also contains the ruins of constructions from ancient Pre-Roman, Roman and Medieval civilisations. Evidence of this can be seen in the ruins found in the castro settlement and necropolis that are located just a few metres from the hermitage.
Finally, if you have more days available and you want to discover more corners of this area of the Rias Baixa, we recommend you visit the surrounding towns. Near to La Lanzada beach, you will find several places of tourist interest. The nearest is Sanxenxo, one of the most touristic places in Galicia, considered the area’s tourist capital, with a beautiful port to stroll around, two small beaches to sunbathe on and a small town centre, but replete with establishments where you can try the local gastronomic wonders. And, just a few metres away is O Grove, famous locally for offering premium quality seafood.
A little further away, there are two places that are renowned for their beauty and uniqueness: Cambados and Combarro. On the one hand, Cambados is famous for being the capital of albariño wine, and consists of a wonderful historic quarter and wineries that are ideal for wine tourism. And, Combarro, on the other hand, is notable for its great beauty, which led it to be rated as one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. Its raised granaries, located on the banks of the Pontevedra estuary, made this place popular and they are centre stage in the best photos of the town.
How to get to La Lanzada beach
La Lanzada beach is situated in the area of the Rias Baixas, between the towns of Sanxenxo and O Grove. To get there, you can take different routes by road.
Whether you are coming from Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña or other areas in the north, or are coming from Vigo, Pontevedra or other parts of the south, it is quicker to come via the motorway. If possible, take the AP-9 motorway and, then, head towards the AG-41 until you reach the PO-308.
You will quickly and easily reach La Lanzada beach, where you will have plenty of parking spaces to park your vehicle.
Another easy way of getting to La Lanzada beach is by using public transport. From the towns of Sanxenxo and O Grove, there are usually buses that stop at the beach itself and which, during the summer months, are very busy.
Now you know how to get to and what to see at La Lanzada beach, you can start to plan your trip so you can enjoy it to the max. If you are coming for several days, we recommend that you take advantage of your stay to discover the Island of Ons or the Cíes Islands. From Sanxenxo, you can travel to these natural landscapes with the Mar de Ons ferry company and round your visit off perfectly.
Finally, you should be aware that, if you travel to both islands belonging to the Galician Atlantic Islands Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, by using the locator from your first trip, you will get a 10% discount on the second booking.