Discover Ribadesella on foot
Ribadesella is considered one of the best places in northern Spain to enjoy walking, as the entire seafront of the town, from the beach to the end of the port, is nowadays a comfortable, uninterrupted walk.
There are three main areas of these promenades near the town: the closest to the old part of the town is the promenade of the port, which starts at the Paseo de los Vencedores del Sella and continues along the Paseo Princesa Letizia until it reaches the Paseo de la Grúa, a long quay built between the 18th and 19th centuries, whose main elements are its long stone bench, the literary Fonte del Cay and the wide square at the end that acts as a breakwater. From here you can go up to the viewpoint from the Capilla de Guía, where the cannons of the battery that defended the entrance to the port are preserved. From there you can enjoy one of the best views of the Cantabrian Sea and the mountains that surround the town.
In the beach area, which can be reached by walking along the bridge to enjoy the Sella estuary, there are two very attractive places to walk: the Paseo de la Playa Santa Marina, which runs along the wide arc of the beach and serves to admire the modernist mansions located there. Those who want to get a better view can climb from the end of the beach to the lighthouse, which crowns the Somos mountain,
In the same area, although more hidden, is the Malecón Natural Park, a marshland of great ecological interest due to the migratory birds that rest there.
Hiking routes through the municipality can be found in another section of this website: https://www.ribadesella.es/es/content/rutas-de-senderismo
The leaflet with these routes can be downloaded in the Publications section: https://www.ribadesella.es/es/content/publicaciones