Praia da Granja

Praia da Granja
© Portuguese Eyes / Vitor Oliveira / CC BY-SA 3.0
Stormy sea at Praia de Granja
© Praia da Granja / CC BY-SA 3.0

Although Praia da Granja is often described as being in Vila Nova de Gaia it is actually right next door to Espinho, in the town of São Félix da Marinha. From Porto it is about 45 minutes drive to Praia da Granja.

The beach here is a fine stretch of sand, although the foreshore becomes rocky as the tide goes out. During the summer months there is a lifeguard patrol at Granja. Also, being a Blue Flag beach there are plenty of facilities and good disabled access.

The name Granja means farm and this refers to a monastery farm that existed there in the 18th century. At the turn of the 19th/20th century Praia de Granja became quite established as an upmarket resort favoured by the aristocracy and literati. There are still a few reminders of these grander days with some fine old villas lining the small promenade.

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Praia da Granja tide times

  • Fri 1st July
    High 4:52am (2.53m)
    Low 10:39am (1.44m)
    High 5:11pm (2.76m)
    Low 11:31pm (1.39m)
  • Sat 2nd July
    High 5:48am (2.50m)
    Low 11:35am (1.48m)
    High 6:06pm (2.75m)
  • Sun 3rd July
    Low 12:30am (1.38m)
    High 6:47am (2.52m)
    Low 12:36pm (1.47m)
    High 7:03pm (2.78m)
  • Mon 4th July
    Low 1:28am (1.31m)
    High 7:43am (2.60m)
    Low 1:36pm (1.40m)
    High 7:58pm (2.87m)

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