CABO VILÁN

Natural spaces
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Nature Natural spaces Natural site of tourist interest

Location

Camariñas - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 09' 38.1" N - 9º 12' 42.5" W

Description

The lighthouse in Cabo Vilán marks one of the most dangerous stretches of the Costa da Morte, but also one of the most beautiful. It is 125 metres high and is attached to to the old lighthouse keepers´s building. Its powerful flashing light is able to reach 28 to 30 nautical miles (55 km). This spot was declared a National Interest area as early as in 1933, and has always been described as rocky and craggy.
Leaning over the windy cliffs or contemplating the broken end of the cape on the islet known as Vilán de Fóra can make anyone feel dizzy. It is interesting to approach this place through the hardest access, which leans on the sea through an earth and sand track that, from Arou, goes through the cove of O Trece between capes Veo and Tosto. The large expanse of sand in O Trece is one of the wildest and, just like the rest of the route, remains unspoiled, without any building. Another place where the coast lives up to its name is the Cementerio de los Ingleses (Cemetery of the Englishmen), where the bodies of sailors aboard a training ship which sank in these coasts were once buried.

Access

To Camariñas, take the deviation from the C-552 road in Vimianzo and keep driving on the AC-432. There is a road from the port of Camariñas to the lighthouse. Another coastal road starts in Arou, on an earth track.

Situation

Municipality of Camariñas, north of the ria of Camariñas, on the Costa da Morte.

Area

6,4 hectares

Services

Accommodation and food in Camariñas.
Last update: 04/05/2015
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