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

Third Quarter Moon
Showers
3240
07h22
Sunrise
19h33
Sunset
Sex
15 - 18
Sáb
14 - 19
Dom
14 - 18
Seg
14 - 18
Ter
12 - 17
16
ºC
Air Temperature
S
27
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
98
%
Relative Humidity
1000
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
94%
Ebb Tide
05h54
to Low Tide
94
14:11
Low Tide
07:55
High Tide
16.1
ºC
Water Temperature
S
Wave Direction
0.8
m
Wave Medium Height
2.8
s
Wave Medium Period

61%
1,17 m
3.8 ft
Low Tide

59%
2,80 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

56%
1,27 m
4.2 ft
Low Tide

53%
2,68 m
8.8 ft
High Tide

50%
1,32 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

48%
2,69 m
8.8 ft
High Tide

45%
1,37 m
4.5 ft
Low Tide

42%
2,58 m
8.5 ft
High Tide

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

About the Beach

What is Praia de Paçô Beach?

Lifeguarded Beach from to
518400
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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