El Ferrol Spain

El Ferrol or Ferrol is located in the province of A Coruna in Galicia in north-western Spain. El Ferrol Spain is known for their wonderful Easter week celebrations. If you are interested in archeology, you will be fascinated with the prehistoric human settlements with an abundance of burial chambers, megalithic monuments, Petroglyphs and other archaeological items. The wonderfully fine white sand beaches are also a great way to enjoy Ferrol with lots of water sports. There are also many shops and restaurants you can enjoy while in Ferrol.

El Ferrol Weather – When to Visit

In Ferrol summers are comfortable and winters are long, cold, wet, and windy. It is partly cloudy year round. The best time to visit Ferrol for warm weather activities is from late June to early September. During this time you will experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures in the range of 68°F to 77°F. The highest average temperature in Ferrol is in August. If you want to avoid the rain, then January should be avoided as it is their wettest month.

Best El Ferrol Beaches

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Lume Boo

Enjoy the great surf and fine white sands of Lume Boo. Take in some sun or ride some waves at this local hangout spot. There are restaurants, showers, and bathroom facilities at either end of the beach, as well as many spots with excellent views. You can rent aquatic sporting equipment, and surf lessons are offered during warm seasons. The currents in the middle are extremely strong, and should only be entered by confident surfers. Currents are especially strong during the winter.

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As Catedrais

This is one of the most well-known and famous beaches. As Catedrais means Cathedral’s Beach which is because of its spectacular rock formations that appear to be stone cathedrals towering over the sand.

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Carnota

Carnota stretches for a total of seven kilometers. Since it’s so long, you’re always guaranteed to find a stretch of sand all to yourself. It’s ideal for swimming too, with many parts having lifeguards.

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Playa de Rodas

Stretching for more than one kilometer and over 60 meters wide, this crescent-shaped beach connects the islands of Monteagudo and Faro. It has beautiful soft powder-white sand and sapphire blue waters, perfect for swimming or sunbathing. There are also facilities here such as restaurants and a campsite.

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Playa de Riazore

Playa de Riazor is one of the main beaches. It’s a pretty moon shape with fine white sand, and aquamarine waters. Since it is a Blue Flag beach, it’s ideal for a range of sports such as swimming, windsurfing and sailing.

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Ferrol Tours & Activities

Sailboat Ride Along the Rias de Ares and Ferrol

Activity and group price up to 9 people, Rent the sailboat of photography, with skipper for 4 hours. Discover the beauty of our estuaries from the sea, and spend an unforgettable day with friends and family. Suitable for children of any age. Read more about the Sailboat Ride Along the Rias de Areas & Ferrol.

English Camino From Ferrol

The English Camino is one of the most popular routes of the Camino de Santiago. It used to be the path walked by pilgrims coming from Northern Europe in the Middle Ages. Read more about the English Camino From Ferrol.

Finisterre Day Trip from Santiago de Compostela

Discover some of Galicia’s most ruggedly beautiful scenery on this full-day tour from Santiago de Compostela. Meet in the city center in the morning, and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle. Your destination is the Costa da Morte (Coast of Death)—so named because its choppy waters have caused numerous shipwrecks. Visit the charming fishing town of Muros, see the Ézaro Waterfall; explore Cape Finisterre (one of the Iberian Peninsula’s westernmost points), and drop by the coastal village of Muxía. Read more about Finisterre Day Trip from Santiago de Compostela.

Finisterre and Coast of Death

The rugged Coast of Death, in the north of Spain, is an ancient part of the country, with legends dating back to the Celts and Romans. Learn the history—and see the sights—of this stunning coastal area on this daylong tour around Galicia. Visit towns including Muxia, Finisterre, and Carnota, and see the waterfalls in Ezaro. Enjoy easy, round-trip transportation, so you can enjoy the views as you're whisked from Santiago de Compostela. Read more about Finisterre and Coast of Death.

Free walking tour in the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy a 2 hour walking tour through the main streets of Santiago de Compostela Old Town. This includes the main squares around the cathedral, as well as local places you won't find in tourist guides: mercado de Abastos, narrow streets, and hidden squares. The best views of the Cathedral from the Alameda Park. Read more about Free Walking Tour in the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela.

Best Ferrol Restaurants

Muino Do Vento $31 – 60

Nice, away from city noise, nice parking lot, excellent view, delicious food, perfect service. Good for business lunch, but not only for this. You can have a romantic lunch or dinner too. Telephone: 34 981 31 86 53 Web: Muino Do Vento

O'Parrulo $31 – 60

Great atmosphere. Very well prepared food. Very generous proportions. Be hungry. Great wine selection. Specialties are seafood. They have gluten free options as well. Telephone: 34 981 31 86 53 Web: O'Parrulo

A Gabeira $11 – 30

Excellent hidden gem. Miguel, the chef, makes an excellent job in a creative cuisine that remains local. Ingredients are extremely fresh. Presentation is modern and classy. Taste is surprising and extremely comforting. The Galician cuisine at its heights in this restaurant. Telephone: 34 981 31 90 57 Web: A Gabeira

Meson O Carabel $11 – 30

Situated in the old town, O Carabel is a good choice for tapas. The hosts keeps the tapas, wine, and beer coming for a full house. Telephone: 34 981 35 78 74 Web: Meson O Carabel

Meson El Coral $11 – 30

Small, tiny, narrow restaurant, but one of the best octopus. If you are looking for seafood, atmosphere, and “home made food”, then this is your place. Everything is plain, clean, and friendly. Seafood is delicious. Telephone: 34 981 35 96 16 Web: Meson El Coral

Best Ferrol Hotels

Parador de Ferrol

Charming hotel located in the town center, right between the harbor and the main streets of the city (old quarter). Walking distance from all the touristic areas and easy access to the motorway. Bar and restaurants facilities to enjoy some the best dishes of the Galician cuisine.

Hotel Valencia

The Hotel Valencia is an excellent Value for Money option in Ferrol. It is a modern and well-equipped hotel, all rooms have Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and Plasma TV. There is also a cafe -bar. It located at the entrance of Ferrol, with easy access from motorways AP-9 andA-6. Near to the old town and the port of Ferrol and on the same road of beaches.

Hotel Alda El Suizo

The Hotel Alda El Suizo is housed in an attractive modernist building dating back to 1909. Interiors balance both classic and elegant décor. Enjoy evenings in the elegant bar and surf the internet for free. The Suizo's spacious rooms have smart, parquet floors and private bathrooms with marble fittings.

Gran Hotel de Ferrol

Located in the heart of Ferrol at the intersection of two of the main avenues of the city, the hotel offers high quality accommodation for tourists and business travelers by providing the best facilities and sophisticated decor. High quality, particularly noticeable at the ends, it can be seen from the rooms to the restaurant and bar, without neglecting the extensive facilities for conferencias.Las rooms have been designed with the premise of comfort, and are equipped with access Internet (WiFi), complimentary air conditioning and satellite TV. 

Hotel Real Ferrol

Hotel Real Ferrol is located in the center of the city of Ferrol, located 50 meters from the City Hall and Plaza de Armas square. The hotel has 45 fully equipped rooms for maximum comfort for our guests. The rooms are equipped with: heaters, private bathrooms, wooden floors, LED TVs and Free high speed WiFi.



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25 Comments

  1. Adam

    I am really happy to say it’s an interesting post to read. I learn new information from your article, you are doing a great job. Keep it up.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Adam! I am glad you enjoyed.

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  2. Chloe

    Wow, this place is really beautiful. I have heard alot about soke beautiful places in Spain but this is my first time coming across Ferrol. However i have a bucket list of places I’ll love to visit as part of my retirement plan, with my retirement fast approaching, I’ll make sure to add this wonderful city to it. Thanks for the information on the time of the year to visit and with that I’ll know how to prepare for my journey there. Nice being here.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Chloe.  I’m glad you enjoyed reading and learning about El Ferrol Spain.

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  3. Jewelia

    Thank you so much for the complete overview of El Ferrol, Spain.

    I’ve traveled to many places in Spain, but not El Ferrol. The country is beautiful, but this place seems like a gem on its own.

    I loved the beaches. I am not s surfer, but I do like rocky formations – so, I make a note for myself that As Catedrais is a must! I also love long stripes of sand where one could walk and walk along the water.

    Thank you for the season recommendation. I’d love to go in September – so, maybe next year as this September is coming to the end… Also, I appreciate your recommendations for the hotels. I’ll definitely check back when I start planning my trip.

    Thanks a lot for pointing out an amazing place in Spain and providing such an informative guide to it.

    ~ Julia

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Julia.  Yes I agree, El Ferrol Spain is a gem.  And Spain is beautiful.  I know you  will love your vacation here!

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  4. Carolyn

    Wow! That’s impression site I’ve seen. Every detail is impressive. Anyone who takes the trip will have great memory of the vacation. Every details on different tours, restaurants and hotels are well organized. Great information!  I am definitely adding Ferrol to my bucket list!  Looks like the perfect place for a beach vacation!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Carolyn, glad you enjoyed your digital visit to El Ferrol Spain!

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  5. Carolyn

    Wow! That’s impression site I’ve seen. Every details are impressive. Anyone who takes the trip will have great memory of the vacation. Every details on different tours, restaurants and hotels are well organized. The weather can be helpful. And the tours look great! How much are the tours?

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      If you click on the tour you are interested in, the price will be on the tour. Each one is different. Thanks for visiting El Ferrol Spain!

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  6. Henderson

    I have always known Spain to be a very beautiful place. I have once been to Ibiza and it was one of the best moments of my life with my love. I think that the beaches of El Ferrol are nice and they have quite a history too. With all this nicely looking hotels, one is definitely in for a treat in luxury. Probably one of the best places to go on a quiet vacation without stress. The flora and fauna here is a beauty I must say. I might just come here especially because it has a good weather too. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  Thanks for stopping by beach travel destinations.

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  7. Hope Getrude

    wow, such breathtaking places you got there. I enjoy travelling a lot so I never pass the chance to discover new places. I most especially liked the Playa de Riazore. Are there hotels close to the beach, it would be wonderful waking up to sounds of waves. Thank you for all the great information on El Ferrol Spain.  I will be adding it to my bucket list!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Hope.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. JJ

    A few years ago I spent 2 weeks in Spain while my husband was playing in a golf tournament in La Manga, in the south. I enjoyed those two weeks and vowed to go back and see more of Spain. I enjoyed the beautiful architecture,especially the churches, and the flora where we went but now I know that I would like to experience these beautiful beaches  the tours and the fine food. I think I would plan for about late July or early August because I would like to tour during summer. Thanks for these images and descriptions. I’ll be checking out the packages

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome JJ.  Sounds like another vacation to Spain is in order.  You will love the entire experience.  

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    2. Leahrae (Post author)

      All right JJ.   Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thanks for visiting my El Ferrol Spain post.

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  9. Dane

    Spain have been one of my favorite country to visit but I have been a bit busy lately and I have been procrastinating about the travel. Well looking at this city, I love the description you have given and beaches seem cool from the photos. Talking about prehistoric places, its been something I love so much. I’ll love to visit by December with my family. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Dane.  Thanks for stopping by beach travel destinations.

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  10. Rodarrick

    The only question that was popping to my head while reading this article was just, how on earth would only one place be this much beautiful and have so much of nature’s deposits in it? This is beyond paradise. Even the accommodations, places to explore and sleep too are of luxury and top notch presentation. To be honest, I would give everything I have to leave my hkne and start living at El Ferrol Spain. Wow

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You and me both Rod, what a life that would be living in El Ferrol!  And it is paradise, that it truly is.  Hopefully you can vacation to El Ferrol some day soon 🙂

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  11. Pentrental

    Honestly I did not know much much about El Ferrol until now, so thank you for a great recommendation! It looks like this a particularly nice place to visit around Easter time.White sand beaches are some of my favorites, so this is right up my alley. The place that stood out to me was Carnota. With such an expansive area of beach it would be lovely to walk down and find the perfect spot for the day. Another place that I would definitely visit would be the Finisterre Coast of Death, but with so many great places it will be tough to choose. I’ll be saving your post for my next trip, well done and keep up the good work!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you, yes lots of choices.  I would go for at least two weeks (not including travel days) and then you can see quite a bit.  

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  12. John

    There are so many good places in this world that is not so popular and people do not know. A friend of mine who is into vlogging went recently to  El Ferrol in Spain and recounted the beauties he saw. The scenery in the videos I saw were perfect and that is why I am thinking of going there for a  good shoot of nature. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful places in that city for me. The beach awaits me. Spain, I’m coming. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome!  Enjoy your time in El Ferrol!

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