COSTA DA MARIÑA OCCIDENTAL

Natural spaces
397

Location

Lugo

Cervo | O Vicedo | Viveiro | Xove

Coordinates:
43º 43' 47.5" N - 7º 33' 19.5" W

Description

Mar de ardora
The island of Coelleira (O Vicedo) to the west, and the island of Sarón (Xove) to the east, are the island limits of this space which also protects a narrow coastal strip between the Ría de O Barqueiro and Xove. A rocky area ending in small islands where the only vegetation is that growing on the steep rocky slopes whose shades of green contrast with the stylized white coastal strip. The granite mass is broken up into a multitude of caves and natural caverns as beautiful as they are difficult or impossible to reach. The coves are big enough for rocky ground or for lonely beaches, some of them with a well-deserved summer reputation, such as Arealonga (1.3 km) and Areagrande (0.8 km).
A visit to this natural space should be completed by the charm of Barqueiro port and the monumental character of the town of Viveiro.
Without doubt, the queens of this territory are the seabirds. Four thousand pairs of yellow-legged seagulls inhabit the small islands and cliffs, but this inventory is considerably increased by the multitude of species observed in migratory periods.

Access

The main locations are connected by the LU- 862 and N-642 roads. There are local coastal turnoffs. There is no passenger transport by sea to any of the islands.

Situation

Coast of the province of Lugo. Municipalities of O Vicedo, Viveiro, Xove and Cervo.

Area

487.58 hectares.

Services

Accommodation: Yes.
Food: Yes.

Further features

Special Protection Area
Nature Natural spaces ZEC - natura 2000
Arriba