Praia de Moledo / Foz do Minho
The most northerly beach in Portugal, Praia da Foz do Minho sits on the very river that separates the country from Spain. The beach at Caminha wraps around the coast and alongside the river giving beachgoers two options; the fine sandy beach facing into the powerful waves of the Atlantic or the river with coarser sand but calm waters.
Around 200 metres off the coast here is the imposing 17th century Forte de Insua. Originally the site of a chapel, the island was later commandeered for its strategic importance at the mouth of the River Minho and on the Spanish border.
The stretch of beach a little way along from the river mouth is known as Praia de Moledo and is backed by the town with the pine forests of the Camarido national park beyond.