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Barcelos Best Beaches | Beach Guide

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  • Esposende beach sunset

    The beach at Esposende is one of the finest on the Costa Verde (Green Coast). Backed by low sand dunes and bordering the river Cavado, this is a popular, yet laid back spot.

    Behind the dunes are the 17th...

    Esposende
  • Apulia beach - Esposende

    Located a few kilometres south of Esposende, on the far side of the river Cavado is the long sandy beach of Apúlia. Backed by a low promenade and small village there are plenty of facilities at Apúlia - which is what...

    Esposende
    Blue Flag beach Accessible beach
  • Rio Alto beach - Póvoa de Varzim

    A few miles north of the seaside city of Póvoa de Varzim are the beaches of Rio Alto and Estela. A world away from the casino and high-rise beachfront hotels, the Praia do Rio Alto is backed by extensive dunes and...

    Póvoa de Varzim
    Naturist / Nudist beach
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Probably the most famous symbol of Portugal, the colourful ceramic cockerel has its origins in the pretty town of Barcelos where, according to local legend, it is reputed to have saved the life of a traveller wrongly accused of theft...

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