Praia da Arda, Viana do Castelo


Praia da Arda is a beach in the North Coast of Portugal, with nice natural surroundings and good waves.

Praia da Arda is a pretty nice beach in the north Atlantic coast of Portugal near of Viana do Castelo. The beach is located in Afife, a village in the way between Viana and Spain by the national road. The “nickname”of the beach and the most know name by the locals is Praia da Mariana because of a restaurant that is located near of the beach with that name. That restaurant can be a great option to have a nice dinner, specially fish or seafood.

The beach has a big area of sand that is continuous till the next beach, Afife, and the surrounding nature is interesting and has a lot of agricultural fields near it. The ocean in this zone is well-known for the waves, but the water is really cold. The first World Championship stage of Body board that had been made outside of Hawaii was in Praia da Arda in 1994. This year a world championship stage had happened there again. It can be an interesting place to visit when you are in the north coast.

written by afd_lsi on 2009-12-28 #places #summer #lc-a #bodyboard #location #beach #portugal #praia-da-arda #praia-da-mariana #viana-do-castelo


  1. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Looks like a great spot...I like Portugal, great place to visit.

  2. bongofury
    bongofury ·

    Nice gallery.

  3. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great location & shots. Congrats :D

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