Playa del Silencio, Gaviero, Asturias, Spain (with Map & Photos)

Virgin, wild, heavenly and very special. This is Playa del Silencio (Silence Beach), one of the most beautiful beaches on the entire coast of Asturias, Spain. Today you will discover how to get there, the reason for its fame and learn a little secret.

Playa del Silencio Asturias Spain
Playa del Silencio Asturias Spain

Sharp rocks and the sound of the sea welcome us from afar. I have not arrived yet and you can almost feel that I am going to discover one of the most special and beautiful beaches of the Cantabrian Sea. And so it is. We are on the western coast of Asturias and we go to meet the incredible Playa del Silencio.

Playa del Silencio Asturias Spain
Playa del Silencio Asturias Spain

Such a special beach must have an equally special name. Why is it called Playa del Silencio? Actually, it is also known as Playa d'El Gaviero, but its more common name comes from it not even painted. The impressive rocky masses act as a natural parapet, protecting it from the waves and creating a haven of calm and silent waters. An earthly paradise of which few remain and we must protect.

Why is Playa del Silencio so special?


The photographs leave no room for doubt. Is awesome. 300 meters long by 30 meters wide, completely virgin and wild. There are no lifeguards, no showers, no beach bars, no blue flag or anything at all. Only you, the landscape and the sea. I know. It is not the only virgin beach in Asturias, of course, but read on because it has some characteristics that make it unique.

Playa del Silencio Asturias Spain
Playa del Silencio Asturias Spain

It is as if the Playa del Silencio was paved with stone. Big blocks under the sea and small boulders on the shore. Here the stone replaces the sand, that golden sand so characteristic of the Cantabrian beaches and that, in this area, seems to have disappeared as if by magic.

Playa del Silencio Asturias Spain
Playa del Silencio Asturias Spain

Don't worry, you won't miss her. It is precisely the absence of sand that gives us that beautiful and crystalline color of the sea water on the entire shore. An emerald green color also inappropriate for Asturian beaches and that drives me crazy. As I was saying, this beach is special and perfect to carry your snorkel kit in your backpack. In few places in northern Spain will you be able to enjoy the seabed like here.

Playa del Silencio Map