Matosinhos Beach
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Matosinhos Beach

The long stretch of fine golden sands and good bathing water found in Matosinhos is a short distance from the hundreds of seafood restaurants Matosinhos is famouus for. Easy access from central Porto using the metro makes Matosinhos beach very popular. Matosinhos' small container port (Porto de Leixões), forms the northern boundary. The Castelo do Queijo, opposite the Sea Life centre, forms the southern edge. The great Atlantic swell is a draw for surfers and other wave jockeys. The area is home to numerous surf shops that hire boards and offer lessons. Various competitive events are held every year. The promenade running along the length of the beach is popular with joggers and cyclists.
41° 10' 36.3" N | 08° 41' 30.6" W

Getting to Matasinhos

Bus: 1M, 500 & 502, | Timetable | STCP Website

Metro: Line B runs from Porto (Estádio do Dragão) every 20 minutes and takes around 30 minutes. There are three stations in Matosinhos: Camara de Matosinhos, Brito Capelo and Matosinhos Mercado:
Metro do Porto Website & Timetables

Yellow Bus Tour


Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch (optional) and Wine Tasting

Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch & Wine Tasting

Uncover the mysteries of Porto on this full-day sightseeing tour with lunch. Meet your guide and spend the day travelling through the city's charming corridors, compelling neighbourhoods and seeing its historic landmarks. Learn about Porto's history, including the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro River and much more. Then, enjoy a traditional local lunch and continue your journey to the Sé Cathedral, São Bento Railway Station and more. This is the best tour for first-time visitors to orient themselves to many of Porto's wonders. See the city through the eyes of a local.

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Porto and Matosinhos Small Group Tour with Douro Cruise, Lunch and Wine Tasting

Porto and Matosinhos Small Group Tour

The most complete one day tour to the cities of Porto and Matosinhos. A professional guide in a new comfortable vehicle equipped with air-conditioning will accompany you on a journey you will never forget. You will get to know the most emblematic places and understand the whole history that surrounds this city. Lunch will take place at a typical restaurant. We will visit the Porto wine cellars of one of the widely respected producers on a global scale. Being next to the Douro River you will then take a boat trip across the six bridges. Leaving the historical centre behind we will head to Matosinhos, a city that borders north with Porto known for the beauty of its beaches, connection to the sea and by the famous acronym WBF - World's Best Fish.

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