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Praia de Caminha

Foz do Minho - Caminha
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Praia de Caminha
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Praia de Moledo - Caminha
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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.

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Praia de Caminha tide times

  • Mon 18th February

    High 01:44am (3.50m)
    Low 07:59am (0.48m)
    High 02:13pm (3.41m)
    Low 08:15pm (0.47m)
  • Tue 19th February

    High 02:34am (3.70m)
    Low 08:46am (0.29m)
    High 03:01pm (3.57m)
    Low 09:02pm (0.34m)
  • Wed 20th February

    High 03:20am (3.82m)
    Low 09:32am (0.19m)
    High 03:47pm (3.64m)
    Low 09:47pm (0.30m)
  • Thu 21st February

    High 04:04am (3.84m)
    Low 10:15am (0.20m)
    High 04:31pm (3.63m)
    Low 10:30pm (0.36m)

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