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Cape Peñas
Gozón (Central Asturias)
19 km2
Contact Address

Peñas Marine
Environment Visitor
Reception Centre

Peñas Lighthouse
33448 Viodo. Gozón

Phone 657 098 617

  • Cape Peñas is located on/in the central area of ​​the Asturian coastline, between Gijón and Avilés. An area on both sides of the cape has been demarcated, all of which is located in the borough of Gozón.

  • Plant life

    In those areas where the influence of the sea is felt, halophytic vegetation grows. Different types of woodland, with a predominance of oak woods, can be found at higher levels, where the influence of the sea disappears.

    In terms of vegetation, the landscape is currently made up of broad expanses of meadows, including forestry stands mainly growing eucalyptus trees.

    One element of plant life of great interest is formed by aquatic and peat communities that grow in small depressions within the scrub surrounding the cape.


    Birds and small mammals constitute the vertebrate groups of most interest, noteworthy among which is the European hare. Some small carnivores such as martens and foxes usually roam the area. Among the birds, there are significant populations of shags and storm petrels.

Cape Peñas Protected Landscape is at the northernmost point of Asturias.

It is without doubt one of the wildest spots in the Principality and one with the most "personality". The waters of the Bay of Biscay crash against its steep cliffs, which in places rise up a hundred metres in height, giving shape to a setting of unparalleled beauty. This area can be accessed by a wooden walkway which helps conserve this area of enormous natural value.

Inland, the terrain is very rugged, with short, shallow river valleys. The beaches are usually made up of pebbles or sand and are really beautiful. Noteworthy among these are Xagó Beach and Verdicio Beach. From the cape, you can see small islands and rocky islets, including La Erbosa, the second largest island in the Principality.

Cape Peñas