Gijón: 3 urban beaches, something for everybody


Gijón is one of those jewels in northern Spain, where gastronomy, history and leisure go hand-in-hand to make for the perfect destination.

But let's not kid ourselves! As a city on the Spanish coast, one of the city's biggest attractions is its beaches. Gijón has 3 urban beaches that you are sure to fall in love with. Ready to discover them with us?

Playa de Poniente

Playa de Poniente is a small, artificial sandy beach that has become the epicentre for a variety of activities. It boasts all the necessary services and its calm waters are perfect for enjoying a day at the beach with the family. It even has a playground in the sand!

Playa de San Lorenzo

This natural beach is much larger than Poniente and is more than 1.5 km in length (perfect for going for walks!) It also boasts areas for sports and several access staircases.

Possibly the most famous beach in Gijón, with a long promenade measuring approximately 3 km offering wonderful views of the city.



Playa del Arbeyal

Another quiet beach that is perfect for spending the day with children on account of its calm waters and its surroundings with green areas and shade for going on walks. It is also perfectly accessible by car and boasts a variety of services including playgrounds, showers, toilets and rescue service. The perfect option for spending a summer day with the family!

How to travel to Gijón.

If you have decided to visit Gijón and enjoy its beaches, at Renfe we make things easy for you, meaning you can travel worry-free in the fastest, most comfortable and sustainable way on our trains.

Take a look at our routes to Gijón, and get carried away with Renfe!