From the MountFaro, O Camiño dos Faros takes us to walk along a path and an old road with a view to Punta Nariga, first and later to the Bay of A Barda.
In Spring, the yellow of the “xesta” (the French broom plant) covers everything.
The Barda beach is at the end of the small bay. It is a place of great charm because it is isolated, just few people usually visit it and it is surrounded by the mount as if it were a natural amphitheatre. Although, with moderate swell, it is on the open sea without lifeguard service, so if one decides to take a bath, one should take all necessary precautions.
The first stage of Os Camiños dos Faros finishes on Niñóns beach that belongs to Ponteceso. Its access is kind of complicate mainly for those people who don´t know the area. As its beach is calm and it is surrounded by pine forests, we can say that this beach is visited yearly by loyal visitors that choose it as one of the best places to spend a day.
It was at this moment, when we, the trasnos, were walking this part when we were talking about how interesting would be if you could form part of this adventure and live the magic of Os Camiños dos Faros.
Following this route, we reached the beach Niñóns, from where we would start the second stage leading us to “O Roncudo” and to the “Ría de Corme-Laxe” till Ponteceso.
When getting to Barizo, we have already walked half of this stage of O Camiño dos Faros. In the small bay we can see some houses and several restaurants. For example, As Garzas, rewarded with a “Estrella Michelín” (“Michelin Star”); “La Casa Vasca” and the Bar/Restaurant “Xan” where you can restock your energies to face the second part of this stage.
O Camiño dos Faros goes across the small beach of Barizo heading to Punta Nariga. It is actually a place people usually visit but it lacks basic services as a lifeguard service.
At the end of the bay, under the cliff-lined coast we can see the small port with local vessels, where the amateur fishermen try to fish some squids during the summer nights.
The next landmark in this Camiño dos Faros is Seiruga beach, placed in an area well known for its huge natural importance in front of the Sisargas beach. The wetland of “Xuncal de Martel” is chosen by ducks, herons and sea otters to nest o just to rest. It is an amazing landscape in both high and low tides, with a small “ría” (a kind of estuary typical all along the Galicia coast) that is an ideal place for children to have a bath.
When reaching Seiruga we face a difficult part in the route as we have to go across the stream. Although it is kind of easy during the low tide, it´s a bit complicate when going across during the high tide. But the only thing we should do is to take off our shoes, roll up the trousers our knees, look for the best place to go across and …there we go!
In the seasons when it rains harder (from January to March) the stream flow reaches its maximum and the water can reach our chest. Then, it is when we should take the alternative way that leaves from Beo.
It is important to take your time to get rid of all the sand in your feet and dry very well. There is a long way to finish the stage and the sand can be annoying. We leave the beach by walking along a kind of walkway along the dunes and we border all the dunes till the end of the sandy area leading to Barizo.
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This beach is in the village with the same name, a place that is sheltered from the Northeast wind that is so common in this area. That´s why is so popular among people who usually visit it in summer. There is a picnic area nearby with its tables and seats made of stone. It is there where we will do our first stop to have something to eat and drink in this part of O Camiño dos Faros.
From this point, we have two options to go on: on the one hand, by using the stairs made of wood or, if there is low tide, just go along the beach leading to Seiruga.
When we are leaving the beach, we can see an open rustic washing area with a fountain and the small port of Tella, a natural port tucked among these rocks of Beo, a point from where we go on with our route leading to Seiruga.
A bit further, we walk around Punta Galiana passing by the two walls and the moat that defended the “Castro de Entretorres”, one of the few offshore “castros” in the area that has not been studied yet.
The route towards Seaia indicates what we are going to deal with in the next stage. A cliff-lined coast that we will admire from heights that are lower than 50 meters. That´s how we reach the beach Seaia, where there are the first dune formations of this Camiño dos Faros.
Some tables made of stone and some barbacues provide the people who go there in summer with the opportunity of sharing some meals in this isolated beach to rest. We walk across Seaia and we take the dirty track that will take us close to Saint Adrián with some panoramic views of allt he bay of Seaia and Malpica.