The first stop on the second day is in the direction of Valdoviño, to give us the first panoramic view of the day from A Frouxeira Lighthouse. Admire the immensity of the beach of the same name, leave your footprints anywhere on the three kilometres of sand until the waves or the strong winds that blow here erase them. You can also wander through the tunnels under the lighthouse. At the end, you will feel the force of the sea breaking and you will realise how dangerous the barnacle pickers’ job is, although they do keep a tradition alive. People no doubt pray for them in the Virxe do Porto festival at the beginning of July, just as for all fishermen from the area. The chapel lies very near, about three kilometres away, on a small islet you can reach across the narrow steps. It is small and simple and its walls are white – it rises majestically in this natural scenario.
Leaving the wildest part of A Frouxeira beach behind us, from where we can reach the lighthouse, we now come to the protected space of the beach and lagoon of Valdoviño: open to the sea in a natural way, it is an important area for bird watching, especially in the winter. Species such as the royal duck, the red knot and the coot all live here.