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“A nice beach near downtown Porto”
Review of Praia do Carneiro

Praia do Carneiro
Ranked #61 of 288 things to do in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

It's easy to get to this beach from Porto if you don't have a car. Hop on the tram that departs next to Igreja Monumento de São Francisco, and take it all the way to the end, just past Capela-Farol de São Miguel-o-Anjo. It is then a 10 minute walk to Farol Molhe do Douro and Praia do Carneiro.

Although it was warm and sunny in Porto, just 5.5km away, it was cold and foggy at the beach. The waves were strong and crashing on the lighthouse walls, so it was too dangerous to swim, but quite a sight to behold.

If you plan on swimming here, check the weather reports online before going. Also, bring water shoes; the beach is made of tiny rocks and pebbles that can hurt more sensitive feet :)

There are bathrooms available, and I passed a few restaurants on the way, so you could make a day of it without bringing a lunch.

2  Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

On a recent trip to Porto the tour bus drove via the beach, we made up our mind to get off the next day and walk along. So glad we did, a boardwalk along the whole length enabled us to walk for a couple of miles alongside the beach, so exhilirating to hear the sea so close, so many areas of beach some with lifeguards, sun beds, etc, around nearly every bend was a bar or cafe, all different. we so enjoyed this for a couple of hours, got back on the tour bus a few stops along. Many people were jogging, exercising on the sands, put me in mind of Venic beach in Santa Monica ! a very pleasant area and not to be missed if you have nice weather in Porto.

1  Thank sheilab740
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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We rented bikes from our hotel and took a trip to the beach avenue. We drove by this astonishing place in the evening as the sun was setting down. Very romantic and beautiful place. Good access with bikes also.

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Reviewed 23 February 2015

Offically the access to the lighthouse was blocked, however we just walked right under the rope like all the other tourists and watched the waves break and the sea pound the rocks. Exellent!

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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Theres something about going to the beach that just recharges you.
We went there in the afternoon and had a great time chatting and people-watching.
The sight of people walking their dogs, jogging, children playing and fishermen was refreshing. Highly recommend.

2  Thank Noor T
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