Costa Quebrada, ‘a global point of interest’ – EFE News


A survey carried out by the universities of Cantabria, Oviedo and Cádiz concluded that the coastal space of Costa Quebrada, in Cantabria, is “a point of global interest”.

This study analyzes for the first time the morphologies of the coastal cliffs of northern Spain, in particular the coast of Cantabria and Asturias.

Roman G. Aguilera

The university study explains that in the natural space of the Costa Quebrada, which chooses to be part of the global network of Unesco geoparks, it shows in a few kilometers the evolution of the limestone coast in all its phases.

And just like on the Costa Quebrada, this morphology can also be observed on the coast of the Asturian town of Llanes.

The research also indicates that the two jester fields of Asturias, located in Pría and Arenillas, represent the highest concentration of this type of geological morphology in Europe and, probably, in the world.

Pedro Hoyos Bridge

The study was published in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

The authors of the research point out that the objective of this analysis was to establish a hypothesis on the origin and evolution of the rocky coast of Asturias and Cantabria.

It has also endeavored to draw up a detailed inventory, to characterize quantitatively and qualitatively unique morphologies and to enhance the geological heritage of this protected coast of Cantabria and Asturias.

This team carried out an exhaustive inventory of all the geological forms and processes which concluded with the identification of up to 19 relevant morphologies.

The study also confirms that another notable morphology is the internal estuary of the Asturian coast of Marimuerto (Cobijeru), also “unique and without similar reference in the world”.

The survey also identified the Asturian beaches of Gulpiyuri and Cobijeru as those farthest from the sea, since they exceed 80 meters.


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