Can you imagine a little sand beach from where it’s impossible to sight the sea and which is 100 metres away from the sea shoreline? This weird beach exists and can be found near Naves (Asturias). It’s name is Gulpiyuri and is one of the most amazing inland beaches in the world.
How does the Cantabrian sea water arrive to Gulpiyuri’s beach? And most of all, why does it have waves just as any other beach in the world?
It appears that the salt waters of the Cantabrian sea have been carving a series of underground tunnels during millions of years. These tunnels feed Gulpiyuri’s beach with transparent water and charming waves. The sea comes in and out here with the tides, so when we have high tides tourists can swim in one of the most outstanding beaches in the world.
The beach is located in the middle of a grassy meadow so although you don’t have seaside views, you can enjoy the typical Asturias green sights while you sunbathe on this 40 metres beach. In the following link you will enjoy of a 360º view of Gulpiyuri’s beach and its exceptional location:
Gulpiyuri’s beach 360º view
One of the best ways to arrive to Gulpiyuri’s beach is by taking the coastal pathway from the beach of San Antolín in Niembro. You will end in the “top” of the beach and enjoy of a stunning view of “the beach without sea“.