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Porto Best Beaches

Top 10 Beaches
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  • The beach at Leça da Palmeira is located on the northern edge of the city of Porto, just across the harbour from Matosinhos. It is a similar mix of the industrial, historic and residential.

  • Just along from the beach of Leça da Palmeira, past the Piscina das Marés tidal swimming pool is another stretch of sand - Praia de Fuzelhas.

  • Praia do Molhe is another of Porto's beaches along the Foz district of the city. Like neighbouring beaches, Molhe is a mixture of coarse sand and rocks with its own beachfront cafe.

  • Praia dos Ingleses is a largely sandy beach with rocky outcrops around the shore line. Located in the upmarket Foz do Douro district of Porto this is cafe and promenading central.

  • Praia do Carneiro is the closest of Porto's beaches to the mouth of the River Douro.

  • With the name Espinho translating to 'thorn', it is perhaps no surprise that this crumbling beach resort less than 20km south of Porto features the ubiquitous ugly high-rise buildings and polluted wat

  • Praia Castelo do Queijo translates to "Cheese castle beach"! The name actually comes from the Fort of São Francisco Xavier which overlooks the beach.

  • Matosinhos is Porto's main beach. A long stretch of fine sand backed by apartment blocks, an esplanade and any number of small cafes it is pleasant enough.

  • Although Praia da Granja is often described as being in Vila Nova de Gaia it is actually right next door to Espinho, in the town of São Félix da Marinha.

  • Just 10 kilometres south of Porto, Miramar is a small seaside town famous for the Capela do Senhora Pedra, a 17th century chapel strikingly situated on a rocky, wave-beaten headland jutting out from t