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Playa de las Catedrales

Ribadeo, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Ribadeo
Type: Beaches
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toronto
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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you can plan to be there at low tide it is well worth the traffic and parking congestion to see these beautiful rock formations. We arrived at around 2pm and there was plenty of time to park (we turned right and parked in large field with the thousands of other cars) and walk for 15-20 minutes to the base... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

It is a very nice and interesting place!!!! The view is fantastic!!! Since we went when the sea was high, we could not go through it! I do understand how spectacular it is and that is why is very touristic!!! But it is not a place to see twice!!!

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Miami
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The rock formations of this beach can only be seen, photographed, and truly enjoyed if you are there during low tide. Otherwise, it is just another nice beach on the north coast of Spain, track the tides. If you cannot arrive for low tide, not worth the deviation. It is right off the main highway the crosses the entire north... More

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The car park isn't very big, so it gets filled up very quickly, especially during peak seasons, so allocate some time for this as you may have to wait or drive round and round, waiting for someone to leave. When the tide is high, some beaches and formations disappear, but walking along the cliffs can be a thrilling experience as... More

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Alicante
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great beach to see at sunset if possible with the tides. You do have to wait for them to open areas due to rough seas. We visited in August peak tourist season when max people in your photos, I bet it's great in the winter.

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Romford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As well as being the best beach and the rocks have a cathedral like appearance it has amazing caves to dip in and out of. Children will love these thinking of them as an exciting adventure. One word of warning check the tide times as it's easy to get cut off when the tide is high. Also parking is difficult... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Make sure you visit at low tide, otherwise the cathedral formations are not accessible. The beach itself is lovely with many interesting caves and rockpools to explore. Percebes (the local delicacy translated into English as 'Goosefoot Barnacles') grow in many of the crevices. It really is a beautiful beach with interesting formations, but there are many other amazing beaches in... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This requires a bit of planning. Tide times are essential. High tides, and the beach is not accessible. And if you are going for photos, the area is often overcast. That said, it's a definite 'must see' Beware though...it gets VERY busy.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you are in the area it is well worth a visit. Check for tides, as the beach is accessible at low tides. Amazing rock formations. Can be very crowded in the August high summer season. Other smaller beaches along the coast may also be worth a visit but none as incredible as this one.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We vsisited at the wrong time (hightide) , but the rock formations were pretty impressive anyway. Its all a bit wild but seemed to attract the "alternative lifestyle" crowd who were selling paintings, bracelets and so on. Theres a few little beaches further round the coast that are worth exploring (walk if you have time), but do go at low... More

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