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Alternate approaches to the lighthouse in Fisterra

trecile

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Most people walk the road up to the lighthouse, but there are a couple of alternate approaches.

Firstly, there is a trail that you can take that brings you up over the top. You can find it on the Windy Maps app. It's the green line.
You can download Windy Maps for Android here, or for iPhone here.

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This is the view that you get

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The 2nd approach doesn't take you directly to the lighthouse, but gives you a great view of it from the sea.

There are a couple of companies that do a sunset boat cruise, including this one. The boat takes you out by the lighthouse, and you have wonderful views. The 12 Euro price of the cruise includes a glass of wine or beer and a light snack.

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Hi Trecile, seeing your blissful summery shots reminded me of a very cold mid-December in 2008! I took the standard route up to the lighthouse, but stayed on a day (to absorb as much of my first camino as possible) and walked around the neighbourhood hills then. Attached, a similar view of the lighthouse and also a couple looking the other way, where you can see the wild beach on the Atlantic side of Fisterra. Also just about follow the route in, round the headland from Cee, and to the left that flat bit you cross when you are coming/going from/to Muxia.. Happy days!
 

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BruceC

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Photo taken yesterday from the top of the Finisterre peninsula heading for the lighthouse, looking back toward the bay at Fisterra (to the right) and the opposite bay on the northern side. The views are magnificent.
 

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Camino Chrissy

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We took the same route back to town as @trecile after visiting the lighhouse and having a drink on the patio. I highly recommend it, too, and loved walking that scenic route with no people! I wish I'd known about that inexpensive boat ride...maybe another time!
My last picture shows Finesterre on the right and the wonderful semi-private beach over the hill on the left.
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The Ghost

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Most people walk the road up to the lighthouse, but there are a couple of alternate approaches.

Firstly, there is a trail that you can take that brings you up over the top. You can find it on the Windy Maps app. It's the green line.
You can download Windy Maps for Android here, or for iPhone here.

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This is the view that you get

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The 2nd approach doesn't take you directly to the lighthouse, but gives you a great view of it from the sea.

There are a couple of companies that do a sunset boat cruise, including this one. The boat takes you out by the lighthouse, and you have wonderful views. The 12 Euro price of the cruise includes a glass of wine or beer and a light snack.

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I went to the light house to watch the sunset, but since I was early I ended up back tracking your green trail shown. My idea was to watch the sunset from on top of the hill and be closer to the town. The view was great from up on top but the trail didn't look like a good trail once you were on the opposite side of the hill from the lighthouse so I headed back towards the light house. I ended up not going all the way back to the light house but following my alltrails map showing some other routes that were shorter to get back to town. What a mistake! The trail started as roads that after a short time changed to roads that were not as defined then to over grown and finally I was picking my was down a slope that was a tree clearcut area probably a couple of years ago. I probably would of broken my legs had I tried to make it to the main road because of a 10 ft drop off right at the edge of the road. I had to walk along the edge a short time to get to where I could safely walk down to a parking area. Be careful out there!
 
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