SEIXO BRANCO

Recreation areas and viewpoints
1685

Location

Oleiros - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 23' 45.7" N - 8º 20' 59.1" W

Description

In the gulf of Ártabro, the Dexo-Serantes coast stretches from the port of Lorbé to the Mera lighthouse, forming an extraordinary protected coastal ecosystem that has been declared a Natural Monument.

A spectacular coastal landscape of cliffs and grottoes between the Ares, Betanzos and A Coruña estuaries is the backdrop for the wealth of flora and fauna found here.
 
One of the most eyecatching sights along these cliffs is O Seixo Branco, a vein of white quartz that was even used as a navigational reference by sailors, as was A Marola, a nearby islet that marked the limit between the still waters and the open seas, giving rise to the saying: Quen pasou A Marola, pasou a mar toda, suggesting that sailing past A Marola is as difficult as crossing the whole ocean.
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