4 of the Best Beaches in Viana-do-castelo

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  • Viana do Castelo
    Praia do Cabedelo - Viana do Castelo
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    The Praia do Cabedelo is located just across the mouth of the river Lima from the northern city of Viana do Castelo. Cabedelo and neighbouring Praia de Luzia Mar are some of the finest beaches in the Minho region with their fine white sand backed by low dunes and extensive pine forests. From here there are views across the river to the medieval city and the stunning Santuário de Santa Luzia, perched high above.

    Praia do Cabedelo is a great spot for relaxing and feeling at one with...


  • Viana do Castelo
    Santuario de Santa Luzia - Viana do Castelo

    Located on the Lima estuary, Viana do Castelo is an attractive and lively coastal resort, popular with windsurfers, kitesurfers and surfers. There are good waves each side of the harbour, with a virtually unbroken expanse of sand stretching northwards to Spain.

    On the other side of the estuary, and reachable via a ferry service from the southern side of the harbour, is the town’s main beach, the Praia do Cabedelo. This near-...


  • Esposende
    Esposende beach sunset

    The beach at Esposende is one of the finest on the Costa Verde (Green Coast). Backed by low sand dunes and bordering the river Cavado, this is a popular, yet laid back spot.

    Behind the dunes are the 17th century Forte de São João Baptista along with the red metal tower of the town's lighthouse, the Farol de Esposende.


  • Viana do Castelo
    Foz do Minho - Caminha
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    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...


Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo travel guide »

Oft described as ‘Entre o mar, o rio e a montanha’ (between the sea, the river and the mountains), the northern town of Viana do Castelo is exactly that. Its location on the Lima estuary, surrounded by verdant hills...