The best beach in the world
» Rodas Beach
Rodas Beach is the most visited beach not only in the Cíes Islands but also in Galicia, and it has been awarded the distinctive blue flag, due to the comfort and multiple environmental advantages we can enjoy.
It is also the most well-known, especially since the prestigious British newspaper The Guardian stated, in 2007, that Rhodes beach in Islas Cíes is “the best beach in the world” due to its crystalline turquoise waters, its fine white sand and the forests and dunes that go all the way to the sandy area.
Rhodes Beach is the largest and most important beach of the Cíes Islands archipelago and its characteristics and services make it the perfect beach to spend a day with the family. As it is next to the quay, it is the Cíes Islands’ beach with better access, having also lifeguard service, restaurant and campsite.
Although at first sight it may seem that Rhodes beach is located in the Caribbean, the temperature of its waters reveals that we are in the Atlantic. Also its rocks with barnacles and mussels attached reveal the authentic essence of Galicia. Likewise, instead of seeing palm trees, the white sandy beaches will be surrounded by pines and eucalyptus. However, its humid microclimate is unbeatable, and it will allow us to enjoy both sunbathing and long walks along the kilometric Playa de Rodas.
The number of visitors is limited to a maximum number of people per day, which is why it is necessary to have an authorization to access the island. You need to request the authorization prior to your visit. If you want to know how you can get to Rodas beach you only have to request the authorization and book your boat tickets because the beach is waiting for you just a step away from the pier.
Its kilometre-long beach connects two of the three islands (Monteagudo and Faro) forming a perfect crescent with small dunes that increase the beauty of the place. The cove of Viños or Bolos, the cove of Areiña and the cove of Area Grande of Muxieiro are a natural extension of Rhodes beach that makes it, if possible, even more stunning.
The extensive sandy area in Rodas Beach allows for multiple different plans to coexist; families who spend the day hiking, beach walking lovers, travellers looking for the quietness of a paradisiacal place, tourists searching for the best beach in the world in Cíes Islands, couples looking for idyllic landscapes or restless adventurers looking for experiences.
Additionally, Playa de Rodas also offers the opportunity to do some sport activities in the Cíes Islands. Punta das Veiras, right in Viños o Bolos cove, is the starting point for the kayak guided routes that are organized at the islands.
Although the great distinction awarded by The Guardian referred to the characteristics of its fine sand and turquoise water, the endless opportunities for enjoyment offered by Rodas beach undoubtedly make it “the best beach in the world”.
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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).
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