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

Waxing Gibbous Moon
Showers
28380
17h37
Sunset
06h59
Sunrise
Seg
8 - 15
Ter
11 - 16
Qua
11 - 17
Qui
8 - 17
Sex
8 - 21
12
ºC
Air Temperature
NW
13
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
88
%
Relative Humidity
1014
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
63%
Ebb Tide
03h58
to Low Tide
63
05:29
Low Tide
23:09
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

76%
1,33 m
4.4 ft
Low Tide

78%
2,89 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

80%
1,08 m
3.5 ft
Low Tide

82%
2,80 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

84%
1,17 m
3.8 ft
Low Tide

85%
3,02 m
9.9 ft
High Tide

87%
0,96 m
3.1 ft
Low Tide

89%
2,95 m
9.7 ft
High Tide

90%
1,02 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

92%
3,13 m
10.3 ft
High Tide

93%
0,85 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

94%
3,08 m
10.1 ft
High Tide

95%
0,90 m
3 ft
Low Tide

96%
3,22 m
10.6 ft
High Tide

97%
0,76 m
2.5 ft
Low Tide

98%
3,19 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

About the Beach

What is Praia Azul Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
3546000
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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