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This is the stage in which we set off from the coast of Cee, to head towards Finisterre. The end of the world for the Romans and the place where the Celts worshipped the sun. Cradle of legends, shipwrecks and mysteries, which for centuries has attracted hikers from all over the world who were amazed to contemplate the impressive sunset from the lighthouse.
The route will be a beautiful walk through wooded paths and beautiful beaches, always with the Atlantic Ocean guiding our steps.

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We leave from the Market Square, on the way to Finisterre, taking the shortcut along the promenade on the banks of the estuary, avoiding the detour that gives the official road through the shopping streets of Cee. After ten minutes we arrive to Corcubión and we accede to the old town, with its beautiful stone houses and glass windows. This town has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site, so it is worth a brief visit before continuing with the stage.

From the church of San Marcos we follow the signs until we reach a large yellow arrow that leads us along a path that goes into the mountain. In slight ascent we arrive at the top of a hill from where we have an excellent panoramic view of Corcubión and the sea. We descend and arrive at Estorde, with its beautiful beach. We pass Estorde and we enter a path covered by flowering xestas, whose yellow stands out against the blue of the sea in the background.

We continue along the coast until we reach a steep descent that will make us take out our cane to relieve our knees.

Passing Estorde, we entered a path covered by broom in bloom, an explosion of yellow that stood out even more with the blue of the sea in the background. We continue to Sardiñeiro Beach, where we have benches to rest. We pass Sardiñeiro de Abaixo and continue along the sidewalk of the road until we take a street that goes up on the right. The signs lead us to a dirt road that runs through pine and eucalyptus forests until it offers a spectacular view of Finisterre. We continue along the shoulder of the road, except for a short stretch along a path next to the guardrail of a roundabout.

Then the arrows indicate us to cross the road and to take an inner street behind the houses until Sardiñeiro, in whose beach we have benches to rest.

After a steep descent, we return to the road and follow a path that leads to the secluded cove of Talón, avoiding a stretch of road. We return to the asphalt walking along the shoulder until we reach Langosteira Beach, an oasis of white sand where many pilgrims take a dip.

We follow the beach of Langosteira to the neighborhood of San Roque and we arrived, finally, to the long-awaited Finis Terrae, Finisterre.

How to get to Finisterre lighthouse

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As you know, for all pilgrims who come to Finisterre it is essential to reach the lighthouse to contemplate one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and enjoy the magnetism with which the waves break over the cliff.

There are two ways to get to the Finisterre lighthouse: by road or by taking the old road that goes up the Facho mountain, a much more pleasant way with great panoramic views. If you are going to see the sunset, the route down will be easier by road, as there is no risk of getting lost.

Ascent to Finisterre lighthouse by road (3,2 km)

From the centre of the village we go up Federico Águila street and take the AC-445 road, which runs along a pleasant walkway with views of the sea. If we follow the asphalt we arrive without loss to the same lighthouse.

Ascent to Finisterre lighthouse by Monte do Facho (4.4 km)

Although the path is not signposted, you can’t get lost. We go up Federico Ávila Street and cross the road, going up Pontiña Street towards Mar de Fora Beach. We continue along a cobbled path that leads us to the Insua neighbourhood. We ascend along a stone track that goes into the forest until we reach a clearing with good views over the sea.

When we reach the first fork, we turn left towards the mountain and the hermitage of San Guillerme. We can also continue to the right on a longer route but with excellent views, parallel to the coast.

We continue along the dirt road that leads to Monte Facho, which is not necessary to climb. We join an asphalt track and zigzag down towards the lighthouse.

To consider

Don’t forget to pick up the
Fisterrana
the diploma that certifies that you have done the Way to Finisterre. You can pick it up at the Tourist Information Office located in the Plaza de la Constitución. Remember that the original stage of the road to Finisterre begins in Corcubión, 2 kilometres from Cee.

For those pilgrims who decide not to continue to Muxía and want to return to Santiago by bus, they can take it at the bus shelter located in Federico Ávila street. The bus company that makes the route is Monbus and you can check the timetables here.

Places of interest

  • Historic centre of Corcubion
  • Talon Cove
  • Langosteira Beach – Finisterre
  • Sardiñeiro Beach – Finisterre
  • Rostro Beach – Finisterre
  • Finisterre Lighthouse
  • Port of Finisterre
  • Food Market – Finisterre
  • Museum of the Sea – Finisterre
  • Empty cemetery – Finisterre

Typical dishes

  • Barnacles
  • Longueiróns, clams, scallops, cockles, crawfish
  • Fish stew
  • Seafood (crabs, spider crabs and lobsters)
  • Pulpo á feira or octopus in vinaigrette
  • Galician beef

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Hostels

Hostel O Bordón

Address: Estrada dos Camiños Chans, 150, 15298 Cee, A Coruña

Phone: +34 981 197 562

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Pilgrims' Hospice of Finisterre

Address: Rúa Real, 4, 15155 Fisterra, A Coruña

Phone: Unavailable

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Towns

Fisterra

Town: Fisterra

Povince: A Coruña

Population: 4697

Cee

Town: Cee

Povince: A Coruña

Population: 7539