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. From Porto it is about 45 minutes drive to Praia da Granja.
The beach here is a fine stretch of sand, although the foreshore becomes rocky as the tide goes out. During the summer months there is a lifeguard patrol at Granja. Also, being a Blue Flag beach there are plenty of facilities and good disabled access.
The name Granja means farm and this refers to a monastery farm that existed there in the 18th century. At the turn of the 19th/20th century Praia de Granja became quite established as an upmarket resort favoured by the aristocracy and literati. There are still a few reminders of these grander days with some fine old villas lining the small promenade.
Other beaches near Praia da Granja
Praia da Granja tide times
Thu 21st FebruaryHigh 03:19am (3.16m)
Low 09:40am (0.92m)
High 04:01pm (2.80m)
Low 10:01pm (1.11m)
Fri 22nd FebruaryHigh 04:34am (2.99m)
Low 11:00am (1.07m)
High 05:24pm (2.71m)
Low 11:27pm (1.21m)
Sat 23rd FebruaryHigh 05:58am (2.93m)
Low 12:28pm (1.08m)
High 06:47pm (2.77m)
Sun 24th FebruaryLow 12:56am (1.15m)
High 07:17am (2.99m)
Low 01:42pm (0.98m)
High 07:57pm (2.93m)