Praia do Moledo, on the northern end, close to the border to Spain just beside the river Lima is a lovely, sandy beach. The Atlantic ocean that bathes the beach isn’t as warm as in the Algarve, and even in August you may expect an occasional fog in the morning or even some rain in the evening. Nevertheless it is a wonderful place to be on the summer, be it for the beach, be it for the local street cafés and small city life, be it for the popular festivities close by: in Viana do Castelo, the festivities of Nossa Senhora da Agonia from 18th to the 20th of August, or the ones in Caminha, from the 11th to the 13th of August in honour of Saint Rita de Cássia and the ones in the Monastery of S. João d’Arga.
Nevertheless it is a wonderful place to be on the summer, be it for the beach, be it for the local street cafés and small city life…
Nearby there is also Caminha, Vila Praia de Âncora and some more beaches for you to discover!
By car, it is easily accessible through the A28, exit in the direction of Vila Praia de Ancôra and then take the N13/IC1 to the right to Moledo.
By train, from Porto it takes 2:48 to 3 hours from Campanha. You’ll have to change in Vila Praia de Âncora and take the smaller one to the next station, Moledo. The trip costs 8,80 Euro (there is a cheaper ticket, but you change trains 3 times).
Where to stay
Casa de Eira, 3 cottages refurbished by architect Siza Vieira.