The North Coast of Spain is a far cry from the tourist hub of the South and we really believe there is no better way to soak up the authenticity and atmosphere of this coastline than from a boat. This wild coastline is a wonderful mix of rugged cliffs, deserted estuaries and traditional fishing villages with the port of Vigo still being home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet.
Galicia is a unique and beautiful region framed by mountains, dotted with traditional ancient villages and oozing in Spanish history. Celtic carved-stone crosses and stones and fort-villages tell stories of the Galicians’ Celtic ancestors old. There is just so much to see from a sailing holiday in Spain.
A historic fishing and trading port, La Coruña is located on the North coast. The historic part of town is home to an interesting Romanesque road network with squares and medieval churches as well as the Hercules Tower, the oldest lighthouse in the world. The Museum of Fine Arts, with works by Goya and others on display, is also worth a visit.
Sailing the Spanish Coast
The air is full of the scent of eucalyptus drifting down from the mountains and this wild coast is frayed by the majestic collection of coastal inlets named Rías Baixas. The Rías Baixas are a series of four estuaries turning into magnificent Fjords located on the southwestern coast of Galicia. Sailing through and exploring these Fjords by boat is a truly breathtaking experience and the vastness of the cliff line dropping swiftly down to long stretches of deserted sandy beaches and hidden coves is a fascinating sight.
Nestled along the coastline and in the estuaries are clusters of islands that provide our boats with the best “off-the-beaten-track” anchorages for guests to explore. The beautiful archipelago of Iles Cies is situated in the mouth of the River Vigo and is a designated National Park home to picturesque sheltered coves, glistening clear waters and stretches of deserted sandy white beaches. Also teeming with birdlife, these islands are great for wildlife spotting!
Not only does this coastline offer fabulous scenery and fascinating Spanish history but it is also famous for its seafood and fresh produce. With our voyages being fully catered sailing holidays, our Skippers will definitely make the most of this coastline’s rich offerings. Traditional Spanish markets are a great opportunity to mix with locals, see the offerings of the local villages and purchase delicious fresh produce.
Sailing Holidays in Spain
Iberian Coastal Sailing & Exploration
Sail with Oosterschelde from the Portuguese town of Cascais exploring coastal fjords and traditional Spanish towns before sailing the Bay of Biscay to Pasaia.