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The Best Beaches to go in Oporto

Oporto has become one of the best destinations for vacation, working, and studying. The city is famous for its tiled facades, Francesinhas, and its historical places. However, when thinking about beaches, you may think Portugal only offers great beaches in Lisbon or Algarve and this is not right. We’ve selected amazing beaches for you to visit in Oporto.

Praia do Mindelo

Located in Vila do Conde, 30 minutes away from Oporto, this beach has a great sand extension, perfect for hanging out with friends. Different from many other beaches in the north, Praia do Mindelo is protected from the summer wind called “Nortadas”.

Praia do Senhor da Pedra

Elected in 2015 by the European Best Destination as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. One of the attractions is the Chapel of “Senhor da Pedra”. This amazing beach is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, and it is a great option for a sunny day.

Praia de Moreiró

Located in a rural area with a winding path, this beach would have everything to be a secret spot. However, everyone who visits this beach falls in love with it and returns. On the weekends it could be crowded. It is totally worth it, with shades of blue and white, it becomes an amazing beach to visit.

Praia de Matosinhos

If you are looking for a beach easy to access, with plenty of space, different options to eat or drink, and great for sports, Matosinhos could be the perfect place. It is important to remind you that this is one of the crowdest beaches in the Summer, so if you are looking for a place more chill, see our other tips.

Enjoy the Summer!

We could spend all day here listing all the amazing beaches near Oporto and the options are endless. As you could see, Oporto is an incredible city to enjoy the Summer as well. Which one did you like the most?

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