Las Cuevas is for sure one of the prettiest beaches in Asturias, Spain. Parking is limited and this is also one of the most popular beaches in Asturias. From the lot, there is a 25-minute walk to a second beach. San Antonio, which we did not take but is said to be beautiful and less crowded. However, you still must park at Las Cuevas. There is a small outdoor bar/café with restrooms. There is also a 10-minute walk up to a crypt and a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the coast and mountains. For the adventurous, you can venture into sea caves when the tide is low—but we saw lifeguards later asking people to leave.
We lunched in Ribadesella, a cute town with a harbor, a few restaurants and bazaar/souvenir shops. It was also the jumping-off point for kayaking and other adventure sport excursion companies.
We stayed at the gorgeous Palacio de Luces, a 5 minute drive to the picturesque town of Llastres. Parking isn’t easy, as this town hugs the hills. If you drive the windy road up to El Mirador de San Roque, where there is parking, a cafe, and a spectacular viewpoint.
Llastres itself has a few small, crowded beaches, but you’re a relatively short drive from Las Cuevas and other beautiful playas, including Playa de la Griega, where Rio Liberdón empties into the Cantabrian Sea.