The smalllest beach on Earth

vickylass By vickylass, 13th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Does anyone know a beach which is as small as this one in Asturias?

The smallest beach on Earth

It had to be in Asturias (Spain} which coastline is a rocky one and doesn't allow to have long and sandy beaches, but it can be bliss to lie in them when tide is low and the sun is shining.
This beach is called the ''Gulpiyuri beach'' and it claims to be the smallest beach in the world.
When tide is high, the beach disappears and if the sea is wild, the water can reach to the near grass. It was made because of sea erosion on the rocks, creating sort of hollows on the soil that in Asturias are known as ''dolinas'' so this beach is a ''dolina''.
It's barely 50 metres long and there's no space for many people with their parasols, radios or portable fridges.
To reach this small beach can be quite easy, but not easy to find it. One should walk to it from San Antolin beach or from Naves town.
It may be a small one, but this is an asset and bliss to lie on its scarce sand without having to cope with people stumbling on one, barking dogs or children let loose of the lead. One may not be able to have a drink or an ice cream, because there no kiosks and one may not be able to have a big swim, because it isn't deep enough, but bathing laying on the wet sand to let the foamy Cantabrico sea bath one's body. It's real bliss, I'd say.
Does anyone know any other beach as small as this one?

(C} Copyright. Vicky Pino. September 13th 2014.


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13th Sep 2014 (#)

It must depend on what you mean by a beach. I would have thought that there are plenty of tiny little coves between rocky outcrops all over the world which could be defined as beaches. Does the definition include being accessible to the public, or being named, for example?

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
17th Sep 2014 (#)

Awesome post and one of a kind too, cheers!

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