DONIÑOS

Estuaries and beaches
Blue Flag
On the Way of St. James
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Parish: Doniños (San Román)

Place: Doniños

15593  Ferrol - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 29' 45.2" N - 8º 19' 09.0" W

Description

Straight beach, with magnificent white sand, windy with heavy waves (careful with the currents). Rural environment. It has two accesses: Punta Penencia (few people) and Outeiro (crowded). Ideal for surfing, with the "Circuito O´Neill" trial events. Punta do Castro (northern edge), has the remains of a Pre-Roman "Castro" where jewels and Celtic artefacts were found; on the beach, on the ruins of a castle, are the installations of a coastal artillery battery, served by the Navy. The history goes that on 25-08-1800, an English fleet of over a hundred warships and a large number of infantry arrived off the beach, ready to disembark and take Ferrol. Although it seemed easy, Admiral Warren´s troops had considerable difficulties with the undertow. The ships were bombarded by Ferrol cannons, the road was well-defended, and the passage via the lagoon was not practical. And so Doniños Beach contributed to the English defeat.

The Ways of St. James

The English Camino

Features

Blue Flag
Length (meters): 1700.0
Summer season occupation: High
Type: Open Beach
Type of sand: Fine

Kinds of services

Bus within 500 m
Daily cleaning service
Parking within 500 m
Red Cross
Restaurant within 500 m
Security Service
Showers
Signs indicating sea condition
Telephone within 500 m
W.C. Toilets
Waste-paper bins
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