Matosinhos Beach
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  • mosto
    Hong Kong, China2,999 contributions
    Beautiful sandy expansive beach with strong waves
    The beach itself with its beautiful sand and strong waves for surfing is majestic. It’s a really long beach and some parts are too rocky for surfing. The promenade walk which stretches wide and far makes it a wonderful jogging or walking track of around 10km from Matosinhos to Porto city. It also has lots of benches and casual restaurants along the way. We took the 500 public bus from Porto city to Matosinhos and after a seafood meal, we walked back using the promenade. Absolutely recommended. If you feel tired, you can always hop on a bus or tram to the city.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2023
  • Emmy R.
    Portugal2 contributions
    Beautiful and clean, easy to go
    The beach was very beautiful and clean and close to the metro station “ Matosinhos Sul” . It’s very easy to come from Porto old town and downtown. I also recommend the bus number 500 if you want to see the most beautiful road of Porto. Take the bus from Se cathedral to Matosinhos.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 18, 2023
  • malc1005
    Kettering, United Kingdom4,723 contributions
    Nice Beach
    We went on the Yellowbus to Matosinhos, so its easy to get too. You can also take the Metro or local buses. Nice long beach, between the Fort and the shipping port. Nice and clean, and plenty of activities going on.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 19, 2023
  • Fabule$$ Adventurers
    Kansas City, Missouri46 contributions
    Amazing beach with easy access
    Visited this beach while staying in Porto. Easy to get to by car and to find parking. We did go on the early side. Nice mix of Sandy stretches and rocks to climb and explore. There is a neat pool surrounded by rocks and its own beach . It costs between 5 and 8 euro’s depending on time you go.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • David0ff82
    Liverpool, United Kingdom1,238 contributions
    A quick visit
    We arrived at Porto on the 4th day of our week long European cruise Early August 2022. I was with my partner, his sister and her family and we took the short bus ride from the terminal instead of the longer bus journey so I don’t think we were at the central part of Porto where most tourist go but decided to stay where we were. It was quite a misty day but we sat on the beach for a bit. Seemed to be plenty going on and things to do if you wanted to spend the whole day. Seems like a good beach.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Mark G
    Dieppe, Canada345 contributions
    Beach front
    This is located approximately 15 minutes from porto. There are metros than run there. Lots of local and franchised restaurants. Nice beach and pedestrian walkways along the beach. Funny enough, was 36c during the day, but needed a sweater and pants there at night.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 2, 2023
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Mark G
Dieppe, Canada345 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is located approximately 15 minutes from porto. There are metros than run there. Lots of local and franchised restaurants. Nice beach and pedestrian walkways along the beach. Funny enough, was 36c during the day, but needed a sweater and pants there at night.
Written October 2, 2023
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,856 contributions
Jul 2023
I visited in July and I do not recommend this beach.
In the first place, it is not endorsed by the environmental authorities as a beach suitable for swimming. Therefore, there are neither lifeguards nor any kind of surveillance.
The beach is extremely crowded in summer and people access it with their dogs. I even saw a dog pooping in the water.
Written July 9, 2023
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Hungry-sailor86
San Fernando La Union, Philippines531 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
This is a particularly nice beach and has wide pavements and is great to walk along but it is missing restaurants as the few that we found were packed
Written July 6, 2023
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David0ff82
Liverpool, UK1,238 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We arrived at Porto on the 4th day of our week long European cruise Early August 2022. I was with my partner, his sister and her family and we took the short bus ride from the terminal instead of the longer bus journey so I don’t think we were at the central part of Porto where most tourist go but decided to stay where we were. It was quite a misty day but we sat on the beach for a bit. Seemed to be plenty going on and things to do if you wanted to spend the whole day. Seems like a good beach.
Written July 2, 2023
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Fabule$$ Adventurers
Kansas City, MO46 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Visited this beach while staying in Porto. Easy to get to by car and to find parking. We did go on the early side. Nice mix of Sandy stretches and rocks to climb and explore. There is a neat pool surrounded by rocks and its own beach . It costs between 5 and 8 euro’s depending on time you go.
Written June 13, 2023
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Miglė
Vilnius, Lithuania3 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Pet friendly, good vibes. Big beach, to find spot to chill and not to lie down on others heads. Perfect for hot and sunny day
Written May 25, 2023
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malc1005
Kettering, UK4,723 contributions
May 2023
We went on the Yellowbus to Matosinhos, so its easy to get too. You can also take the Metro or local buses. Nice long beach, between the Fort and the shipping port. Nice and clean, and plenty of activities going on.
Written May 19, 2023
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Emmy R.
Portugal2 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
The beach was very beautiful and clean and close to the metro station “ Matosinhos Sul” . It’s very easy to come from Porto old town and downtown. I also recommend the bus number 500 if you want to see the most beautiful road of Porto. Take the bus from Se cathedral to Matosinhos.
Written May 18, 2023
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johnhp702
Derby, UK18,583 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Enjoyable bus ride from the city to this large clean sandy beach, you are advised not to go swimming, mostly wind surfers out on the water, plenty of bars/restaurants along the way for sustenance.
Written March 31, 2023
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mosto
Hong Kong, China2,999 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
The beach itself with its beautiful sand and strong waves for surfing is majestic. It’s a really long beach and some parts are too rocky for surfing. The promenade walk which stretches wide and far makes it a wonderful jogging or walking track of around 10km from Matosinhos to Porto city. It also has lots of benches and casual restaurants along the way. We took the 500 public bus from Porto city to Matosinhos and after a seafood meal, we walked back using the promenade. Absolutely recommended. If you feel tired, you can always hop on a bus or tram to the city.
Written February 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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