Praia dos Ingleses is a beach in Porto. There are 7 parking lots available nearby. With 16 food options available nearby, this spot is ideal if you want to get some calories in while you're there. There are 3 toilets available nearby. And, what a relief: one of them is free and located only 226 meters away. This beach is in a city, so it isn't very relaxing.
5 - A day at the beach
K M - 8-31-2022
I spent two full days here out of my week in Porto. I loved it so much the first time, i made a second visit. The beach has plenty of restaurants right on the sand and public (paid) bathrooms. It's easy to get to with the tram and also an easy bike ride from Porto historic center. There are a TON of other bigger beaches further from the city, but, if time is an issue, Foz (and dos Ingleses) are perfectly wonderful.
The water is cold, even in the summer, but it's fun to sit on the sand or climb up onto the rocks and enjoy that sea breeze (and get splashed a bit by the waves). If you REALLY hate crowds, make sure you come on a week day in the summer. But even on a packed Saturday, there was still room to throw down a towel on the sand, read, sunbathe and enjoy the beach. The strand of sand is a little thin, but the best part to me was finding a spot up on the rocks and watching the waves.
Go just up the coast to Matosinhos (a quick 10-minute bike ride or 5-minute drive for the good seafood restaurants.
4 - Sand, Rocks and waves
Steve_of_N21 - 5-13-2022
This is probably the biggest of the five or six beaches along the coastal stretch of Foz do Douro. It’s a nice stretch of sand but like all the beaches here is quite rocky and faces out to the Atlantic, which tends to be quite wavy, even on a fairly flat day, so it’s not ideal for swimming. There are no beach facilities so bring your own towels to sit on and umbrellas for shade, as you have to get here quite early to beat the locals who tend to sit by the few rocks that do afford shade.
No toilets but the Praia dos Ingleses bar and restaurant overlooks the beach.
Like all the beaches on this stretch it is west facing so ideal in the late afternoon and evening to enjoy the setting sun.
4 - Beach at the River and Sea
Thomas V - 5-2-2022
This is the beach where the Douro River meets the Atlantic. It's a long expanse and can be reached on the Vintage Trolley. Some places to eat nearby. Pretty scenery.