COSTA DE DEXO

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Nature Natural spaces Natural Monument

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Coordinates:
43º 24' 05.1" N - 8º 19' 28.0" W

Description

Loving A Marola
The Mera lighthouse constitutes a privileged balcony from which to look out over the Atlantic horizon where the mouths of three estuaries can be seen: that of A Coruña, with the profile of the city behind the bow figurehead of the Torre de Hércules; that of Betanzos and Ares, which hides a gentle coast in the heart of As Mariñas; and, half camouflaged among cliffs, the Ría de Ferrol (see SCI Costa Ártabra). This landscape has the point of O Seixo Branco in the foreground, its vertical streak competing in whiteness with the sea foam, and the island of A Marola. Practically inaccessible like other small islands near the coast, it is an important enclave for birds.
The old lighthouse keeper’s house has been converted into a sea workshop in which visitors can learn about the ecosystems and plan itineraries. The coast is like a toothed saw, inlets and outcrops with space for beaches like that of Canabal or Portiño de Dexo.
“Whoever crosses A Marola, crosses the whole sea” says the popular poem about this sea route whose winds and currents are the cause of not a few bouts of seasickness.

Services

Accommodation: In Mera.
Food: Close by.

Area

Natural Monument 266 hectares. SCI 349.96 hectares.

Situation

Municipality of Oleiros, close to the city of A Coruña.

Information and facilities

Telephone: 981630618
Address: Castelo de Santa Cruz, Liáns
Name: CEIDA (Centro de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental de Galicia)
Fax: 981614443
Telephone: 981630618
Address: Casa doFareiro (Mera)
Name: Aula del Mar: Centro de Recepción de Visitantes del Monumento Natural Costa de Dexo-Serante
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Last update: 04/05/2015
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