The invasive species Ensis directus (Conrad, 1843) is reported from San Lorenzo beach at Gijón, Asturias, NW Spain. Based on size of the first specimen (collected in 2008) the species must at least be present since 2004. This is earlier than indicated by the specimens collected by Arias & Anadon (2012). The species did not settle successfully at this specific location but apparently occasionally individual specimens do grow up. Larvae may originate from the population at the harbour of the same city some 4 km to the west recorded by Arias & Anadon (2012).