Praia da Arda Beach

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Road to Praia da Arda Beach

1/9 Boardwalk road towards Praia da Arda Beach.

Entrance, Praia da Arda Beach

2/9 Entrance to Praia da Arda Beach.

Walkway at Praia da Arda Beach

3/9 Praia da Arda Beach, walkway over the dunes.

South at Praia da Arda Beach

4/9 South view at Praia da Arda Beach.

Lifeguard station at Praia da Arda Beach

5/9 Praia da Arda Beach, lifeguard supervising station.

Seaside, Praia da Arda Beach

6/9 Seaside at Praia da Arda Beach.

Praia da Arda Beach

7/9 Beach concession and lifeguard supervising station, by the dune.

Dunes at Praia da Arda Beach

8/9 Dune system at Praia da Arda Beach.

Parking, Praia da Arda Beach

9/9 Parking at Praia da Arda Beach.

Weather and Tide Table

Third Quarter Moon
Cloudy
31680
19h30
Sunset
07h24
Sunrise
Dom
15 - 19
Seg
15 - 20
Ter
13 - 18
Qua
13 - 19
Qui
14 - 19
15
ºC
Air Temperature
SSE
13
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
99
%
Relative Humidity
1011
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
5%
Flood Tide
06h09
to High Tide
5
03:59
Low Tide
10:28
High Tide
16.1
ºC
Water Temperature
WNW
Wave Direction
1.8
m
Wave Medium Height
4
s
Wave Medium Period

39%
1,40 m
4.6 ft
Low Tide

36%
2,68 m
8.8 ft
High Tide

33%
1,33 m
4.4 ft
Low Tide

30%
2,62 m
8.6 ft
High Tide

28%
1,32 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

25%
2,83 m
9.3 ft
High Tide

22%
1,13 m
3.7 ft
Low Tide

20%
2,83 m
9.3 ft
High Tide

18%
1,11 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

15%
3,10 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

13%
0,85 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

11%
3,10 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

9%
0,84 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

7%
3,39 m
11.1 ft
High Tide

6%
0,56 m
1.8 ft
Low Tide

4%
3,37 m
11.1 ft
High Tide

3%
0,58 m
1.9 ft
Low Tide

About the Beach

What is Praia da Arda Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
691200
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 Viana do Castelo.

Praia da Arda Beach, also known as Praia do Bico Beach, has a white sand that extends over 1,2 Km, making it one of county most beautiful sites.
Going south one can find submerged rocky formations by the Ribeira do Bico1 or Ribeira da Fonte Arenosa2 mouth.
At North one can catch a glimpse of the Ribeira de Cabanas3 or Rio Afife4 mouth.
The access is through farm fields ending at a large parking lot.
This beach is very sought after by surf lovers.

References

  1. Bico Stream
  2. Fonte Arenosa Stream
  3. Cabanas Stream
  4. Afife Stream

Where is it?

Map of Praia da Arda Beach

Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Decimal Minutes (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (Lat/Long WGS84)
Lat. 41.769893º
Lon. -8.873923º
N 41º 46.19358'
W 8º 52.43538'
N 41º 46' 11.61"
W 8º 52' 26.12"
Parish Afife
County Viana do Castelo
District Viana do Castelo
Region Minho
Country Portugal
Continent Europe
Ocean North Atlantic
Maritime Authority Capitania do Porto de Viana do Castelo
Protected Area
Bathing Water Arda
Coastal Unit Foz do Rio Minho - Foz do Rio Lima (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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