One of the main attractions of Poio is its extensive coastline, with more than 15 kilometres of shoreline lined with beaches and coves suitable for bathing, small inlets, rocky areas and picturesque fishing villages such as the historical site of Combarro.
There are several coastal paths you can follow along the Poio coastline, which forms a natural balcony overlooking the Pontevedra estuary.
This route’s name comes from the fact that it passes along a stretch of shoreline that used to be one of the estuary’s most important oyster-producing areas. In fact, the first oyster farm in the Iberian Peninsula was created here in 1868. However, over time, overexploitation of the resource led to the disappearance of the activity, although it has left its legacy in its name.
This is a 1.8-kilometre-long route, there and back, and is of low difficulty. You can begin the route at the Campelo dock in San Xoán de Poio. The path follows the coastline up to the A Seca Recreational Area, affording splendid views of the Pontevedra estuary, the island of Tambo and Illote dos Ratos. From there, you can continue the walk along the A Freixa Watermills Route.