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Castelo do Queijo Beach
Castelo do Queijo Beach
Beaches
Address: Praça Gonçalves Zarco Porto
This 140 metre long beach is dominated by rocky outcrops. It gets its name from its position near the São Francisco Xavier Fort, an old defensive fortification constructed in the 15th Century. It is better known as the Castelo de Quijo (Cheese ...
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Ingleses Beach
Ingleses Beach
Beaches
Address: Rua do Coronel Raúl Peres Porto
A blue flag beach, with 86 metres of sand and some gently sloping cliffs and fine sandy stretches. This is an excellent place to start a walk amongst the outcrops of metamorphic rocks (gneisses, metasediments and amphibolites) that date back to ...
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Ourigo Beach
Ourigo Beach
Beaches
Address: Rua do Coronel Raúl Perez Porto
Blue flag beach with 134 metres of sand, keeping the tradition of the holy bath, in honour of S. Bartolomeu, dating back to the sixteenth century. Parents or bathers take the children three times into the sea to keep fears away and cure diseases ...
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Luz Beach
Luz Beach
Beaches
Address: Avenida do Brasil Porto
A blue flag beach with 67 metres of sand. The beach's name comes from its proximity to Rua Senhora da Luz, where there was once a chapel dedicated to the mother of God, as Our Lady of the Light. At a later date, a lighthouse and fort were both b ...
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Molhe Beach
Molhe Beach
Beaches
Address: Avenida do Brasil Porto
Praia do Molhe, with its blue flag and 168 metres of sand, is named after a breakwater designed to protect the bathing area. Since the early 20th century, this has been one of the most important resorts along the Porto coast. Adorned by the P ...
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Homem do Leme Beach
Homem do Leme Beach
Beaches
Address: Avenida de Montevideu Porto
A rocky beach, with a 374 metre stretch of sand, much loved by families thanks to its two play parks. It was the first beach in Porto to be awarded a Blue Flag. The bronze statue which pays tribute to the fishermen and gives the beach its name ...
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Gondarém Beach
Gondarém Beach
Beaches
Address: Avenida do Brasil Porto
A blue flag beach, 115 metres long, with its slender tongue of sand. Home to many species of algae and gastropods in the rocky seawater pools. This beach gets its name from two different words, `gund' which means battle and `rimis' which mean ...
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Carneiro Beach
Carneiro Beach
Beaches
Address: Avenida D. Carlos I
Blue-flagged Carneiro beach, with its 187 metres of sand, can be found right next to the São João da Foz do Douro Fort which is also known as the Castelo de Foz (Foz Castle). Those who decide to come here for a walk, along the Esplanada do Caste ...
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Pastoras Beach
Pastoras Beach
Beaches
Address: Avenida D. Carlos I, 4150-190 Porto
The beach is delimited by the Molhe de Felgueiras and the Molho Norte and these coastal infrastructures protect the bathers from the wind, granting this beach unique characteristics. In this place where the Douro River joins the Atlantic Ocean, ...
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