Praia Azul Beach

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Boa Nova Chapel

1/6 Boa Nova Chapel, near Praia Azul Beach.

Lifeguard station, Praia Azul Beach

2/6 Praia Azul Beach, lifeguard surveillance station on the sand.

Sea at Praia Azul Beach

3/6 Seafront at Praia Azul Beach. To the left, the Boa Nova Chapel.

Baths at Praia Azul Beach

4/6 Bathing area at Praia Azul Beach. Far, the chimneys of Matosinhos industrial park.

Panoramic of Praia Azul Beach

5/6 Panoramic view over the sand of Praia Azul Beach.

Rocks at Praia Azul Beach

6/6 Rock formations enfolding the sand of Praia Azul Beach. To the left, the Leça Lighthouse.

Weather and Tide Table

Waning Gibbous Moon
Showers
17760
18h47
Sunset
07h51
Sunrise
Sex
12 - 16
Sáb
9 - 16
Dom
7 - 15
Seg
8 - 18
Ter
8 - 16
12
ºC
Air Temperature
NNW
25
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
82
%
Relative Humidity
1002
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
25%
Ebb Tide
01h28
to Low Tide
25
01:12
Low Tide
19:10
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

74%
3,05 m
10 ft
High Tide

71%
1,02 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

69%
2,87 m
9.4 ft
High Tide

66%
1,13 m
3.7 ft
Low Tide

63%
2,90 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

61%
1,18 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

58%
2,69 m
8.8 ft
High Tide

55%
1,30 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

52%
2,77 m
9.1 ft
High Tide

49%
1,28 m
4.2 ft
Low Tide

46%
2,60 m
8.5 ft
High Tide

43%
1,40 m
4.6 ft
Low Tide

40%
2,75 m
9 ft
High Tide

37%
1,25 m
4.1 ft
Low Tide

34%
2,66 m
8.7 ft
High Tide

32%
1,33 m
4.4 ft
Low Tide

29%
2,89 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

26%
1,05 m
3.4 ft
Low Tide

23%
2,86 m
9.4 ft
High Tide

About the Beach

What is Praia Azul Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
2937600
days for the start of bathing season

It's an Oceanic Beach in the northern hemisphere bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, located on the coast of Portugal - Iberian Peninsula - in the municipality of Matosinhos.

Praia Azul Beach is situated in a cove of small dimensions, flanked by rock formations entering the sea. Therefore, it is sheltered from winds.
The beach has a reduced sand with nearly 50 meters length and shape of a seashell.
Rocks in front of sandy area act like a natural barrier, the breaking stirred sea.
At this place empties piped, the Ribeira da Boa Nova1. Right away into south, lie the Capela da Boa Nova2, the 3 and the 4.
Access is available via Avenida da Liberdade5.

References

  1. Boa Nova Stream
  2. Boa Nova Chapel
  3. Boa Nova Tearoom
  4. Leça Lighthouse
  5. Liberdade Avenue

Where is it?

Map of Praia Azul Beach

Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Decimal Minutes (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (Lat/Long WGS84)
Lat. 41.204203º
Lon. -8.714847º
N 41º 12.25218'
W 8º 42.89082'
N 41º 12' 15.13"
W 8º 42' 53.45"
Parish Leça da Palmeira
County Matosinhos
District Porto
Region Douro Litoral
Country Portugal
Continent Europe
Ocean North Atlantic
Maritime Authority Capitania do Porto de Leixões
Protected Area
Bathing Water Azul - Conchinha
Coastal Unit Cabo de Santo André - Foz do Douro (N)
Coastal Region Costa Verde

Awards

Award 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Water Quality
Blue Flag
Gold Flag
Handicapped-Accessible Beach
Zero Polution

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