A Pobra do Caramiñal

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A harbour in A Pobra do Caramiñal

A Pobra do Caramiñal is a town and municipality at the entrance of one of the lower bays of the Galician coastline known as the "Ria de Arousa" in the province of A Coruña. It is located in the autonomous community of Galicia. A Pobra do Caramiñal belongs to the comarca of El Barbanza. It is the next stop out of the ria (bay or more apropos 'fjord') after Boiro and is famous for its unusual festival procession in September. A Pobra do Caramiñal features a large harbor with docs for commercial and leisure craft, the Alameda, the Old Town, and a popular beach.

A Pobra do Caraminal’s harbour[edit]

Most tourist guides to this area discuss the fishing heritage of "Ribeira," a few kilometers away, but only mention A Pobra do Caramiñal in passing. However, the main commercial port of Ribeira is closed to the public, while its smaller equivalent at A Pobra is open to the public. Fishing boats on display range from dinghy-sized dornas to industrial sized fishing boats moored up at a quay that extends into the bay.

A new footpath runs the length of the harbor and parallel to the beach, leading to the second section of the port. Here are yachts, speedboats, and other non-commercial craft. Two beaches in A Pobra now fly the blue flag of the EU.

Coordinates: 42°36′00″N 8°55′59″W / 42.600°N 8.933°W / 42.600; -8.933