O Camiño Dos Faros – Stage 1 – Malpica – Niñóns Beach


A Costa da Morte offers a great variety of leisure activities you can do in nature. If what you like is walking along trails, being guided by lighthouses, discovering great landscapes and being delighted with the sounds of a rough sea, read on. This route is for you.

O Camiño Dos Faros connects Malpica and Fisterra through the Galician coastline. For those who were left feeling the Camino de Santiago was too short and, once they arrived in Fisterra, did not want to miss the essence of A Costa da Morte, they can continue along the 8 stages that go from lighthouse to lighthouse for over 200 kilometres.

The hiking trip we want to talk to you about today is precisely the first stage of this wonderful route, O Camiño dos Faros. It starts in Malpica´s port to reach Niñóns Beach after having walked for 21.3 km.

In this section you will visit up to six beaches, the Sisargas Islands and Punta Nariga lighthouse.

The route begins at Malpica´s Town Hall where we can see the signs that mark kilometre 0 of O Camiño dos Faros.

Malpica´s Port, O Camiño dos Faros.

The first steps of this stage take us towards the port of Malpica, leaving the urban centre to enter nature through the Praia de Area Maior towards Canido on route to San Adrián.

The path continues winding along a steep coastline that will awaken your senses and will put you to the test due to its uneven terrain. The dull roar of the sea will accompany us practically all the time and will invite us to stop at many points to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views.

O Camiño dos Faros

Before reaching the hermitage of San Adrián, we go pass the Seaia beach and the Fuente de los Romeros.

Gorse and cliffs, O Camiño dos Faros.

Arriving in San Adrián you will be able to enjoy a wide panoramic view of all Malpica and the Sisargas Islands, which you are going to see from all perspectives along the fishermen’s trails that lead us to Beo, crossing the first cliffs of this Camiño dos Faros.

Sisargas Islands, O Camiño dos Faros.

Beo lends to a perfect spot for a refreshment stop, and we continue the route to Seiruga, where we will have to take off our shoes and pull up our trousers to the knee to cross a small river.

We now cross Seiruga beach and arrive at Barizo, where we pass by the beach and the port before starting the tough stretch of Monte Nariga that will take us to the Punta Nariga Lighthouse, built by Cesar Portela.

Faro Punta Nariga, O Camiño dos Faros

Punta Nariga Lighthouse, considered the most modern in Galicia, is an example of the integration of architecture with the environment and rises about 50 m to give light to more than 22 miles away.

This whole area is loaded with magic, legend and superstition. As we walk, we will be able to recognize how the mystery is shaped by events or myths, but also by the atmosphere of sounds and landscapes.

The roar of the sea that, with pride and bravery, has accompanied us along the way, ceases at this point to pass into an atmosphere of calm as we approach the end of the route.

Niñons Beach
Niñons Beach O Camiño dos Faros

The arrival at Niñóns beach offers us a picture of tranquillity to congratulate us on our journey.

Niñons Beach O Camiño dos Faros

Do you want to know more about it? We encourage you to review the technical details of this route on the official website of O Camiño dos Faros and start organising your next hike. As we said before, we will be more than happy to show you around.

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