Map of northern Spain coast
Northern Spain resorts map. Map of northern Spain coast (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Map of northern Spain coast (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Cantabrian Sea to the north, Northern Spain has no shortage of coastline as its shown in the map of northern Spain coast. It is no surprise the area boasts Spain best seafood and a strong maritime tradition. Quaint fishing harbors, expansive beaches, secluded coves, river estuaries and some of Europe highest cliffs dot the rural areas of our coast. Many of the area most important cities can also be found on the coast. The Costa Galicia, or the Galician Coastline, is located in the far north western corner of Spain on the Atlantic Coast. It borders Asturias to the east and Portugal to the south and is the longest coastline of all the communities in Spain. It is a popular destination for Spanish holidaymakers, but is a relatively unknown region for foreign tourists, who are missing out on the one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe.
In Asturias, rural Spain comes right down to the sea - not just in a couple of short protected areas, but along a good proportion of the Asturian coast as its mentioned in the map of northern Spain coast. Not everywhere, of course. Asturias, like much of northern Spain, has an industrial heritage - but the surviving vestiges of Asturias industrial past are not so much on the coast. Asturias most popular tourist centre, Aviles, was once a major industrial port, but the cranes and gantries have long since fallen silent, and today Aviles is better known as a quaint town beside an estuary, with a fishing port, some good beaches nearby, and a lot of fine countryside all round.
Tucked away in Cantabria lush landscapes are some of the world most extraordinary prehistoric cave paintings, dozens of glorious, off-the-beaten-track beaches and one of Europe most spectacular and overlooked mountain ranges, the Picos de Europa as you can see in the map of northern Spain coast. At the centre of it all is Santander, Cantabria resurgent capital city. Basque Country, in case you have not heard, is not like the rest of Spain. Proudly perched on the northern Atlantic coast, near the border of France, the fabled region – locally known as Euskadi or País Vasco – has its own language, its own culinary traditions, and a distinctive geographic and cultural landscape.