Praia de Paçô Beach

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Entrance, Praia de Paçô Beach

1/8 Entrance to Praia de Paçô Beach.

Walkway at Praia de Paçô Beach

2/8 Access walkway to the sand at Praia de Paçô Beach.

Praia de Paçô Beach

3/8 Praia de Paçô Beach.

Granite at Praia de Paçô Beach

4/8 Granite outcrop at Praia de Paçô Beach.

North of Praia de Paçô Beach

5/8 Praia de Paçô Beach, north view.

Paçô Fort

6/8 Montedor Fort or Paçô Fort.

Montedor Fort

7/8 Entrance of the Montedor Fort.

Houses at Praia de Paçô Beach

8/8 Praia de Paçô Beach, granite houses on the dune system.

Weather and Tide Table

Waning Gibbous Moon
Clear
31500
17h14
Sunset
07h25
Sunrise
Sáb
4 - 10
Dom
7 - 12
Seg
6 - 11
Ter
7 - 10
Qua
8 - 11
6
ºC
Air Temperature
N
18
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
84
%
Relative Humidity
1006
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
57%
Flood Tide
02h42
to High Tide
57
22:22
Low Tide
04:42
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

86%
3,29 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

84%
0,79 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

82%
3,07 m
10.1 ft
High Tide

80%
0,90 m
3 ft
Low Tide

78%
3,17 m
10.4 ft
High Tide

75%
0,92 m
3 ft
Low Tide

73%
2,92 m
9.6 ft
High Tide

70%
1,07 m
3.5 ft
Low Tide

68%
3,04 m
10 ft
High Tide

65%
1,05 m
3.4 ft
Low Tide

62%
2,77 m
9.1 ft
High Tide

59%
1,22 m
4 ft
Low Tide

56%
2,93 m
9.6 ft
High Tide

53%
1,13 m
3.7 ft
Low Tide

50%
2,69 m
8.8 ft
High Tide

47%
1,30 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

About the Beach

What is Praia de Paçô Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
5360400
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 de Paçô Beach, also known as Praia do Forte Beach, arises on the shore between granite outcrops. It features a very extensive sand stretch which becomes broader in the central area and is bounded at the ends by rock formations.
The Fortim de Montedor1 or Forte de Paçô2, classified as Public Interest Real Estate since January 24th of 1967, completes the landscape.
In front of the parking lot there is a set of ancient dwellings made of granite.
This beach holds the since its implementation at European level in 1987.

References

  1. Montedor Fort
  2. Paçô Fort

Where is it?

Map of Praia de Paçô Beach

Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Decimal Minutes (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (Lat/Long WGS84)
Lat. 41.758723º
Lon. -8.877218º
N 41º 45.52338'
W 8º 52.63308'
N 41º 45' 31.4"
W 8º 52' 37.98"
Parish Carreço
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 Paçô
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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