In San Vicente do Grove just as much as in Arosa island, the Galician coves are a highlight. The relevance of A Barcela (colloquially named the French cove), supported by a rocky point, is due to the glazed sand and the natural cover that it draws into the estuary, used as anchorage for dornas, a type of boat originated from primitive Norman ships. A seductive invitation to sunbathe between eye-catching crags, in front of the houses that now occupy what once was a sardine salting factory from the mid-19th century. Another curiosity in A Barcela is the turquoise water. You can also nap under the pine trees of the adjoining Berreiriño cove, in bacchanal bliss with the Atlantic. The nearby Parilla Tango restaurant, an Argentine grill set in the sand that also serves as a beach-hut bar, is a good option for food. Accessibility: In O Grove, just leave the Área Grande exit to your right and pass San Vicente church, and you’ll see the parking area to your left. From there you’re 200 meters away from the sea.