The peaceful Foz do Douro district, by the sea

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The peaceful Foz do Douro district, by the sea

The waterfront awaits you only a 15-minute drive away from Porto. Welcome to the Foz district, facing the Atlantic Ocean!

The Portuguese bourgeoisie loves to bask in the sun on the waterfront, relax in the shade of palm trees, and entertain themselves in 19th century or modern villas. It explains why residential and seaside Foz do Douro wins all the votes, away from the turmoil of the historical centre.
The Praia do Molhe is the famous beach around here and it runs alongside the Pérgola da Foz promenade, which remains cool in all circumstances due to the sea breeze. Completely lit up when night falls, the pier lends itself to solitary daydreaming and friendly card games. And with a boat trip around the Gulf of Porto, fishing, canoeing and paddling or lazing about on the shore, activities are not lacking in the least bit!
From the Praia de Gondarém beach, the more active travellers can reach the Castelo de Queijo or further south stop at the Jardim do Passeio Alegre, embellished by a lovely fountain. Finally, it is recommended to spend some time around the old São Miguel-o-Anjo lighthouse or the Saint Jean-Baptiste fort in Vila do Conde. You shall not be disappointed.