Espinho beach boats

Espinho beach boats

Espinho is located around 25km south of Porto. This photo shows both the past and present of this small seaside town; initially a fishing village, boats were launched from Espinho's beach when the swells weren't too big. It is this same beach, with its fine golden sand, which allowed the town to grow in popularity.

These days there is an odd mixture along the seafront. Towards the northern end it is as you would expect from a resort town. Further down the beach things have a little more of the feel of industrial decay with the train tracks running just behind the beach and the remnants of the fishing industry.


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Originally a small fishing village boasting little more than a minor canning industry, the beach resort of Espinho now draws crowds to its golden beach and varied attractions, although the odd colourful narrow fishing boat can still...