Porto Beachfront from the Barra do Douro

Porto Beachfront from the Barra do Douro

Looking across to the beaches of Foz in Porto from the long breakwater that protects the entrance of the River Douro. 

The closest beach is Praia do Carneiro which is one of the bigger beaches this side of Matosinhos.

In the foreground is the Farolim de Felgueiras (lighthouse) which dates back to the 19th century and when this breakwater was the main protection from big northerly swells pushing up the river.


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