Nossa Senhora da Guia Beach is located just north of the mouth of the river Ave in Vila do Conde. This little sandy beach is bordered by the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Guia and the Forte de São João.
Despite its size the beach here is quite popular, partly owing to the fact it is sheltered from the northerly winds.
As is common to this part of the coast, there are quite a few rocky outcrops. At low tide these form rock pools which are always popular with small children. For the grown ups there is also a beach bar with a terrace that is open all year.