A major element of A Coruña's downtown waterfront, it's fully equipped and a summertime hive of activity.

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Riazor Beach

One of Galicia's best known, most popular beaches.

Playa Riazor is without a doubt this area's most famous beach, thanks in no small part to the fact that it's right in the centre of A Coruña, stretching out to very near the the Riazor Football Stadium. The partly man-made, blue-flag strand is also, as you might imagine, very popular with locals, and is fully equipped with amenities including lifeguards, parking, beach chairs, toilets, and disabled access. Amid the sunbathers you'll spot pickup volleyball and football games, and the robust surf and sometimes stiff breezes make Riazor a good spot for surfing, as well. The sands continue, turning into Orzán and Matadero beaches, which are also much to be recommended. In summer, Riazor hosts open-air concerts, and in late June it's also the site each year of the nationally recognised celebration of the Hogueras de San Juan (St. John's Bonfires).

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