The LIC (Places of Community Interest) are an important part of Red Natura 2000. Natura 2000 is a network of natural areas protected by the European Union with the aim of preserving the most important natural spaces in Europe.

The coastline of Arteixo is part of the Death Coast LIC 

This LIC extends from Arteixo to Fisterra. The part that corresponds to the region of A Coruña solely covers a significant part of the coastline of Arteixo and includes some of the gems of nature that make this coastline one of the most valuable in Galicia.

The star of the show is Barrañan beach with its long dune system which hosts a great variety of plants that have adapted perfectly to this  hostile environment characterised by volatile ground, strong winds and the salt these bring, and a lack of fresh water. The beach can be enjoyed without compromising its conservation thanks to a series of wooden walkways and other services. In fact, it is the wildness of this beach that attracts many beach-goers every summer.

Behind the dunes there's a valley through which the Sisalde river passes, as well as a pedestrian path.
Towards the west, cliffs of varying height are separated by sheltered coves (an example of this being Sorrizo, a very welcoming natural port where traditional fishing boats can still be seen).

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