The provincial AC-552 A Coruña-Fisterra road is the main means of communication, from which the main turnoffs go to
the coast. This protected space begins at the Alba beach, close to the better-known beach of Barrañán (Arteixo), and
slightly more to the west. In the region of Bergantiños, we will encounter the Baldaio mudflats ecosystem.
Here, the extensive sands join the tourist beach of Razo (Carballo) and forms a series of dunes behind which there is a
lagoon with a narrow channel to the sea and mudflats, an important bird life refuge.
In this coastal area, the port of Malpica conserves its appearance as an ancient whaling enclave. It is also the nearest point
to the Sisargas island, facing Cabo Santo Adrián. The island’s lighthouse is the only witness to the deafening nesting colonies
located on the most inaccessible cliffs. On the coast, continuing the search for the beacons light, paths go to the headlands
of Nariga and Roncudo, veritable figureheads facing out to sea, where gooseneck barnacle gatherers earn their living.
On one side Corme blocks the estuary which closes in the inlet of A Insua with the beautiful beach of Balarés on one side,
Monte Branco in the middle, with the sands around it, and the estuary which forms the river Anllóns behind it. This seabed
is protected for approximately 40 km of its winding way upriver, between Carballo and Ponteceso. A good place to get to
know the river Anllóns in all its splendour is in the Verdes reserve in Coristanco.
Starting from the estuary, the coastal stretch continues through Laxe to the beach of Traba. As well as the lagoon, the
whimsical rocky forms of the “Penedos de Pasarela e Traba” mountain, a Protected Landscape, are outstanding.