Accessible Beaches in Portugal – 2015


Portugal is known for have a very  magnificent coast full of beaches   as in the islands than on the mainland, and within the country. Take a look at the accessible beaches list in 2014, choose the one you want and enjoy !!


Source: www-cm-leiria.pt


The National Rehabilitation Institute have disclosure the accessible beaches list for 2014.All the beaches present on this annual list were awarded within “Accessible Beach, Beach for All”, that make known the beaches that unite several terms to be considered accessible.


To be considered accessible beach to people with special needs is necessary that respect strictly:

·         Pedestrian easy access.

·         Ordered Parking cars service to people with disabilities.

·         Access to the bathin area level, ramp mechanical means use

·         Walkways in the sand.

·         Accessible Toilets and accessible first aid.

·         Lifeguard Presence at the beach

 This initiative started in 2004, and is a partnership between several institutions: National Rehabilitation Institute, Water Institute, Tourism of Portugal and the Institute of Employmentand Vocational Training.

North Hidrographic Region


Caminha
V. Praia de Âncora – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Caminha – Coastal beach
Moledo – Coastal beach

Viana do Castelo
Carreço – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Amorosa – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Esposende
Apúlia – Coastal beach
Marinhas-Cepães – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Póvoa de Varzim
Zona Urbana-Norte – Coastal beach
Zona Urbana-Sul I – Coastal beach
Zona Urbana-Sul II – Coastal beach
Lagoa – Coastal beach
Paimó – Coastal beach
Quião – Coastal beach
Fragosa – Coastal beach

Vila do Conde
Mindelo – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Vila Chã (Moreiró) – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Frente Urbana-Sul (Turismo) – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Labruge – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Matosinhos
Pedras do Corgo – Coastal beach
Matosinhos – Coastal beach
Quebrada – Coastal beach
Aterro – Coastal beach
Angeiras-Norte – Coastal beach
Angeiras-Sul – Coastal beach
Agudela – Coastal beach

Porto
Homem do Leme – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair


Vila Nova de Gaia
Aguda – Coastal beach
Miramar – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Canide-Norte – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Senhor da Pedra – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Valadares-Sul – Coastal beach

Espinho
Espinho-Baía – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Espinho-Rua 37 – Coastal beach– With anphibious chair

Braga
Adaúfe – River Beach
Merelim – S. Paio – River Beach

Freixo-de-Espada-à-Cinta
Congida – River Beach – With anphibious chair

Macedo de Cavaleiros
Fraga da Pegada – Albufeira do Azibo – River Beach – With anphibious chair
Ribeira – Albufeira do Azibo – River Beach

Ponte da Barca
Ponte da Barca (Rio Lima) – River Beach

Marco de Canaveses
Bitetos – River Beach

Fafe
Albufeira Queimada – River Beach

Póvoa de Lanhoso
Verim – River Beach – With anphibious chair


CENTRE HIDROGRAPHIC REGION

Ovar
Furadouro – Coastal beach
Esmoriz – Coastal beach

Murtosa
Torreira – Coastal beach
Monte Branco – Coastal beach– With anphibious chair

Aveiro
São Jacinto – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Ílhavo
Barra – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Costa Nova – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Vagos
Vagueira – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Areão – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Mira
Mira – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair


Cantanhede
Tocha – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Figueira da Foz
Quiaios – Coastal beach
Buarcos – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Torre do Relógio – Coastal beach

Pombal
Osso da Baleia – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Leiria
Pedrógão – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Marinha Grande
Vieira – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Guarda
Aldeia Viçosa – River Beach – With anphibious chair
(consultar também Região Hidrográfica do Tejo e Oeste)

Arganil
Pomares – River Beach

Sever do Vouga
Quinta do Barco – River Beach With anphibious chair

Lousã
Bogueira – River Beach With anphibious chair
Graça – River Beach
Piedade – River Beach

Penela
Louçaínha – River Beach

Penacova
Reconquinho – River Beach

Góis
Canaveias – River Beach
Peneda/ Pêgo Escuro – River Beach

Coimbra
Palheiros e Zorro – River Beach With anphibious chair

Oliveira Hospital
Avô (Ilha do Picoto) – River Beach
Alvoço das Varzeas – River Beach

Seia
Lapa dos Dinheiros – River Beach
Vila Nova à Coelheira – River Beach

Vale de Cambra
Rio Caima – Burgães – River Beach




TEJO AND WEST HIDROGRAPHIC REGION

Caldas da Rainha
Praia do Mar – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Foz do Arelho-Lagoa – Coastal beach– With anphibious chair

Nazaré
Nazaré – Coastal beach

Peniche
Medão-Supertubos – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Baleal-Sul – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Lourinhã
Areia Branca – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Valmitão – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Areal-Sul – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Peralta – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Alcobaça
São Martinho do Porto – Coastal beach– With anphibious chair
Paredes de Vitória – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Torres Vedras
Santa Rita-Norte – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Centro (Santa Cruz) – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Santa Helena – Coastal beach
Navio – Coastal beach
Santa Rita-Sul – Coastal beach
Foz do Sizandro – Coastal beach

Mafra
Foz do Lizandro-Mar – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
São Lourenço – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Porto da Calada – Coastal beach
Algodio – Coastal beach
Ribeira de Ilhas – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair  (NOVA)

Sintra
Adraga – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Maçãs – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Cascais
Poça – Coastal beach
Tamariz – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Conceição – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Carcavelos – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Almada
Tarquínio-Paraíso – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Sesimbra
Moinho de Baixo (Meco) – Coastal beach
(consultar também Região Hidrográfica do Alentejo)


Castanheira de Pêra
Poço Corga – River Beach


Oleiros
Açude do Pinto – River Beach

Guarda
Valhelhas – River Beach
(consultar também Região Hidrográfica do Centro)

Mação
Carvoeiro (Mação) – River Beach – With anphibious chair

Gavião
Quinta do Alamal – River Beach – With anphibious chair

Sertã
Ribeira Grande – River Beach

Pampilhosa da Serra
Janeiro de Baixo – River Beach
Pampilhosa de Serra – River Beach


ALENTEJO HIDROGRAPHIC REGION

Sesimbra
Ouro – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
(se also  Tejo and West Hidrographic Region)


Setúbal
Figueirinha – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Grândola
Comporta – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair and amphibious crutches
Tróia-Mar – Coastal beach
 Pêgo – Coastal beach
Carvalhal – Coastal beach
Melides – Coastal beach

Santiago do Cacém
Costa de Santo André – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

 Sines
Vasco da Gama – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
São Torpes – Coastal beach

Odemira
Praia das Furnas – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Carvalhal – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Zambujeira do Mar – Coastal beach

Mértola
Albufeira da Tapada Grande – River Beach – With anphibious chair


 ALGARVE HIDROGRAPHIC REGION

Aljezur
Monte Clérigo – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Vila do Bispo
Salema – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair



Lagos
Meia Praia – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Luz – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Porto de Mós – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Batata – Coastal beach

Portimão
Vau – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Rocha – Coastal beach
Alvor-Nascente (Três Irmãos) – Coastal beach
Alvor-Poente – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Lagoa
Carvoeiro – Coastal beach
Senhora da Rocha – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Silves
Barcos/Armação de Pêra-Nascente – Coastal beach
Praia Grande-Nascente – Coastal beach

Albufeira
Rocha Baixinha-Nascente – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Rocha Baixinha-Poente – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Barranco das Belharucas – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Salgados – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Manuel Lourenço – Coastal beach
Maria Luísa – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Galé-Leste – Coastal beach
Galé-Oeste – Coastal beach
Olhos d’ Água – Coastal beach
Oura – Coastal beach
Peneco – Coastal beach
Pescadores – Coastal beach
Santa Eulália – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Loulé
Vilamoura – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Quarteira – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Vale de Lobo – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Garrão-Poente – Coastal beach
Loulé Velho – Coastal beach
Forte Novo – Coastal beach

Faro
Faro-Mar – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Olhão
Fuzeta-Ria – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Tavira
Barril – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Castro Marim
Praia Verde – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Alagoa/Altura – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Cabeço (Retur) – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair




Vila Real Santo António
Manta Rota – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Lota – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Monte Gordo – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Santo António – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Alcoutim
Pego Fundo – River Beach – With anphibious chair


AZORES AUTONOMIC REGION

SÃO MIGUEL:
Ponta Delgada
Milícias – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Poços de São Vicente Ferreira – Coastal beach

Vila Franca Campo
Vinha da Areia – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Prainha de Água D’Alto – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Ribeira Grande
Areal de Santa Bárbara – Coastal beach
Praia dos Moinhos – Coastal beach
Zona Balnear das Poças da Ribeira Grande – Coastal beach – WIth mechanical device to pool access

Povoação
Praia do Fogo (Ribeira Quente) – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Lagoa
Zona Balnear da Lagoa – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

SANTA MARIA:
Vila do Porto
Anjos – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Praia da Vitória
Zona Balnear dos Biscoitos – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Porto Martins – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair
Grande – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

GRACIOSA:
Santa Cruz da Graciosa
Praia (São Mateus) – Coastal beach


MADEIRA AUTONOMIC REGION
MADEIRA:
Machico
Banda d’Além – Coastal beach * – With anphibious chair

Santana
Ribeira do Faial – Coastal beach

Santa Cruz
Palmeiras – Coastal beach
Garajau – Coastal beach

Calheta
Calheta – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair

Funchal
Clube Naval do Funchal – Coastal beach – With mechanical device to pool access

Complexo Balnear de Ponta Gorda-Poças do Governador – Coastal beach – With mechanical device to pool access

Formosa – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair



PORTO SANTO:
Porto Santo
Fontinha – Coastal beach – With anphibious chair



(*)  Waiting for confirmation.

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