Asturias - Northern Spain , Spain
The coastal town of Salinas has many leisure activities to offer and is located in Asturias, a natural region in Asturias where a third of the area is environmentally protected and there are six UNESCO biosphere reserves. Some examples of these are Los Picos de Europa and the Covadonga Lakes, the oldest national park in Spain, the Fuentes del Narcea and the Redes and Somiedo national parks.
Salinas Beach has a large promenade that runs from La Peñona to the start of the El Espartal dunes. At the extreme west of the promenade, you’ll see a rocky promontory and the cliff that separates this beach from the El Cuerno Beach, where you’ll find the well known Las Anclas Museum. It’s not a normal museum as it’s not inside a building, it’s integrated in a park and has sculptures and a small collection of anchors. It’s a great viewing point from where you can see the large Salinas Beach.
The centre of Avilés is just ten minutes away by car. In this great city you can visit the Niemeyer Centre to see the art and cultural manifestations including music, cinema, theatre, dance, exhibitions and even cuisine. You could also do nautical sports in the Trasona dam and there is a big shopping and leisure centre. There are some skateparks in Avilés, but the best is in the Magdalena industrial estate and you’ll find bowls, inclined flats, a pyramid, a eurogap and ledges. If you prefer street then you could also go to Plaza Galiana, located near to the town hall, where you’ll find down ledges and stairs. Without going too far, you can also find many bike and hiking trails. There are many trails with beautiful scenery near to Avilés, like Prado Marqués, El Escañorio, La Luz and Sierra Bufarán to name a few. The capital of Asturias, Oviedo, is also just a thirty minute car journey south.