Praia de Porto Novo

Praia de Porto Novo Praia de Porto Novo
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The Praia de Porto Novo is located in a cove, sheltered by high cliffs, at the mouth of the Alcabrichel river. This sandy beach is somewhat protected from the wind but takes the full force of the Atlantic Ocean making it popular with surfers.

Porto Novo has a place in the history books as in 1807 it was the place where the Duke of Wellington landed his troops to take part in the Battle of Vimeiro. This was part of the Peninsula War in which the British aided the Portuguese to fight off Napoleon's army.

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Praia de Porto Novo tide times

  • Thu 18th April
    Low 6:38am (1.22m)
    High 12:49pm (2.55m)
    Low 6:47pm (1.35m)
  • Fri 19th April
    High 12:57am (2.82m)
    Low 7:22am (1.09m)
    High 1:30pm (2.72m)
    Low 7:29pm (1.18m)
  • Sat 20th April
    High 1:38am (2.97m)
    Low 7:57am (0.96m)
    High 2:04pm (2.88m)
    Low 8:03pm (1.01m)
  • Sun 21st April
    High 2:14am (3.09m)
    Low 8:26am (0.86m)
    High 2:34pm (3.02m)
    Low 8:35pm (0.88m)

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