San lorenzo beach in gijon

Gij贸n concentrates in a single city the comfort and infrastructures of a big city and a privileged nature. Among many other symbols of Gij贸n, such as the sculpture “In Praise of the Horizon”, by Eduardo Chillida, is the beach of San Lorenzo, which has an extension of 1,500 metres, flanked by the Paseo del Muro, which runs from the Church of San Pedro to the May谩n de Tierra after rounding the mouth of the river Piles.

San Lorenzo beach is the most touristic coastal town of Asturias, as well as being the most historic and emblematic beach of the city. Would you like to know it? Come with us!

A Gij贸n split in two

If we look at Gij贸n from above, we can see that it is split in two by the Cerro de Santa Catalina, an ancient Roman settlement on which the seaside neighbourhood of Cimadevilla is located. On one side there are two ports, the marina and the commercial port, and the new beaches (Poniente and Arbeyal) and on the other the beach of San Lorenzo, up to the mountain of La Providencia.

Coastal path of Cervig贸n

At the eastern end of San Lorenzo the Paseo del Muro continues beyond the beach. It is what the people of Gij贸n call the Senda Costera del Cervig贸n, a maritime route of more than 2 kilometres that reaches other beaches such as Rincon铆n or Pe帽arrubia.


Given its location (it is integrated in the urban area of the town of Gij贸n), it can be reached by car from any point in the city. It is also well communicated with Oviedo and Avil茅s by motorway and by regular bus and train lines. It is important to bear in mind that, as it is an urban beach, and as Gij贸n is a very touristy city, you can find all kinds of facilities and services.

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