Who said man made the best cathedrals? This coastline proves nature does a fine job of it. While officially it’s called the Praia de Augas Santas or “Beach of the Holy Waters” it’s known to the locals as Praia das Catedrais or “Cathedrals Beach.”
The raw power of the Atlantic Ocean and the relentless wind has carved sea caves, caverns, and arches all along this Galician coast in northwest Spain. This stretch between the beaches of Augas Santas and Carracelas is a natural work of fine art whose giant flying buttresses are as exquisite as any cathedral hands have built. Some of the arches are over 90 feet tall, and what seem like small cracks are actually entrances to vaulted sea caves carved out from the rock.