Costa da Morte

Stretching along the northeastern corner of Galicia, the Costa da Morte has a particularly varied landscape; rugged rocks, white sandy beaches and traditional towns. For many, it is the perfect spot for water sports but don't be put off by its name (translated as Coast of Death) as this is said to have be assigned do to the significant number of shipwrecks which have occured along its shores due to it being directly exposed to the Atlantic Ocean making its waters that much more dangerous, now however surfers use this to their advantage.

The coast is bordered by a number of traditional Galician towns including; Monte Louro, Carnota, Cee, Corcubición, Fisterra, Muxía, Camariña, Laxe, Malpica and Caión, which are also quite popular among tourists due to their quaint charm and picturesque backdrop. This coast is also home to a grand wealth of beaches perfect for any visitor be they water sport enthusiasts or avid sunbathers.


  • Valcobo Beach (Arteixo) - A well-equipped beach with bars and restaurants, camping, lifeguard service and parking. A popular family beach.
  • Soesto Beach (Laxe) - Popular among surfers, this large expanse of white, sandy beach is often compared to paradise, surrounded by a breathtaking backdrop of natural forests and mountains.
  • Carnota Beach (Carnota) - Backdropped by mountains, the white sand and crystal blue waters make Carnota Beach the perfect location for a relaxing day at the coast.
  • Laxe Beach (Laxe) - In a beautiful location next to a local fishing port, this well-equipped beach of white sand a clear waters also has a seperate promenade, perfect for an afternoon stroll.
  • Maior Beach (Malpica) - Set in beautiful, picturesque surroundings this is the largest beach in Malpica equipped with a promenade offering fantastic views of the islands.

Costa da Morte is known for being home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, and it definitely won't let you down. Its lush vegetation, cliffs and mountains provide the perfect picturesque setting for a coastline unlike any other. Whether you want to practice sports or just prefer to relax on the shore, you are sure to find the perfect location here in northern Galicia.