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Torimbia beach

This is a lovely coastal walk which takes you round the stunning beach of Torimbia. Stunning not (just) because it’s a nudist beach but because of its  semicircular shape surrounded by steep green slopes and with its golden sands gently caressed by the breaking waves.

An inviting swim

This is my favourite beach to go swimming in; I love being thrown around in the water by the pounding waves and here there is no fear of stones or rocks to be bashed against as the beach is large enough to avoid its rocky edges. I avoid the busier months of July and August and generally do this walk the rest of the year when you can very often have the beach to yourself.

The church at Torimbia surrounded by the river estuary.

To start the walk you leave the village of Niembro along the river estuary and then start winding up a small path through the picnic area. The views back over the estuary are very picturesque with the church of Niembro and its cemetery on the rivers edge surrounded by water at high tide.  You soon come to the top end of Niembro village and then go along a farmers track looking down at the beach of Toranda. You then go around a small headland before reaching the path down to the Torimbia beach. It’s nearly always possible to walk all the way around the beach and only at very high tide can it present some problem.

Looking west from the viewing point above the beach at Torimbia

At the far end of the beach you start following the track up and back to the viewing point and car park high above the beach. The views from here are gorgeous; green fields touching the waters edge, and an abundance of gentle hills and small coves as you look east to LLanes whilst looking west over and beyond  Torimbia beach the cliffs are more dramatic.

Views walking back down to Niembro village

From here you walk back down to the village of Torimbia, which despite some new buildings has been more or less spared from excess property development. This really is a very special and beautiful area.

Technical Information

Map Circular walk Torimbia

Download GPS trail from wikiloc

Self guided walking notes and GPS track available for guests from the hotel

Type of walk Circular
Starting Point Niembro
Finishing Point Niembro
Public transport options Feve train to Balmori (1,5 kms from Niembro)
Grading Easy
Total Length 5,5 kms
Total Ascent 200 m
Altitude 0 – 100 – 0
Total Walking time 2 hours
Terrain Tracks
Navigation Easy
Refreshments Bar in Niembro
Map Mapa Topográfico Nacional de España:Nueva


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