Sea, sand and water
Between Muros and the mouth of the Xallas river Atlantic beaches alternate with rocky sections. Behind some of these beaches are very important wetlands for birds such as the Louro lagoon or the Caldebarcos marshes.
The beaches are noted for their high degree of naturalness, with generally well-preserved dunes, and rocky sections still remain free from substantial human occupation. It remains a coastline only slightly transformed by human hands. In Louro there is a lagoon with an large reedbed at which many birds stop to nest or winter and to rest during migration.
Behind the imposing barrier of dunes on the large beach of Carnota, about 5 km in length, there are the famous Carnota marshes, with extensive reedbeds bordered by riparian forest and a large marsh under the influence of the tide, A Berberecheira. Overall, this is an area of outstanding beauty where many water, sea and land birds can be found. As if that were not enough, the entire area is watched over by Mount Pindo, a huge granite mass that rises 600 metres right next to the sea, giving the landscape a singular appearance.