Beaches for All 2017

Portugal is extremely well-known for having a coastline full of magnificent beaches both on the islands than on the mainland, and inland. Take a look at the list of accessible beaches, from North to South of the Country, Azores and Madeira in 2016, choose whichever you want and enjoy !!
The National Institute of Rehabilitation has already made available the list of beaches accessible for the year 2017. All the beaches present in this annual list were awarded under the project “Accessible Beach, Beach for All”, which shows the beaches that bring together the various beaches Conditions to be considered accessible.
Please , be careful and choose beaches whose have already life guard assistentce.
For a beach to be considered accessible to people with special needs, it is necessary to strictly respect the following requirements:
• Easy pedestrian access;
• Orderly parking with places for vehicles for the disabled;
• Access to the level baths, by ramp or by means of mechanical means;
• Walking paths in the sand;
• Accessible toilets,
• Accessible helpdesk.
• Existence of life guards on the beach
The Program “Affordable Beach, Beach For All” initiative celebrates this year 10 years. It is the fruit of the partnership between several institutions National Institute of Rehabilitation, Institute of Water, Tourism of Portugal and Institute of Employment and Professional Training.
Beach for All flag
In Portugal the Bathing Season does not start equally in the whole country. The municipality of Cascais is the first to open the summer season on 1 May. Gradually the entire process will be completed on June 15, the official start of the new Bathing Season.
North hidrographic Region
Caminha
Vila Praia de Âncora – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Caminha – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Moledo – Coastal beach
Viana do Castelo
Carreço – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Amorosa – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Esposende
Apúlia – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
 Marinhas-Cepães – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Póvoa de Varzim
Zona Urbana Norte – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Zona Urbana Sul I – Coastal beach
Zona Urbana Sul II – Coastal beach
Lagoa – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Paimó – Coastal beach
Quião – Coastal beach
Fragosa – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Vila do Conde
Mindelo – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Vila Chã (São Paio) – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Frente Urbana Sul (Turismo) – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Frente Urbana Sul (N.ª Sr.ª da Guia) – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Labruge – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Matosinhos
Pedras do Corgo – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Memória – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Marreco – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Matosinhos – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Quebrada – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Aterro – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Angeiras Norte – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Angeiras Sul – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Agudela – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Funtão – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Leça da Palmeira – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
 Porto
Homem do Leme – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Vila Nova de Gaia
Aguda – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Miramar – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Canide Norte – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Senhor da Pedra – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Valadares Sul – Coastal beach
Espinho
Espinho – Baía – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Espinho – Rua 37 – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Braga
Adaúfe – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Merelim – S. Paio – River Beach
Freixo-de-Espada-à-Cinta
Congida – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Macedo de Cavaleiros
Fraga da Pegada (Albufeira do Azibo) – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair e andarilho anfíbio
Ribeira (Albufeira do Azibo) – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Ponte da Barca
Ponte da Barca – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Marco de Canaveses
Bitetos – River Beach
Fafe
Albufeira de Queimadela – River Beach
Póvoa de Lanhoso
Verim – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Centre Hidrographic region
Ovar
Furadouro – Coastal beach
Esmoriz – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Cortegaça – Coastal beach
Murtosa
Torreira – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Monte Branco – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Aveiro
São Jacinto – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Ílhavo
Barra – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Costa Nova – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Vagos
Vagueira – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Areão – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Mira
Mira – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Cantanhede
Tocha – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Figueira da Foz
Quiaios – Coastal beach
Buarcos – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Torre do Relógio – Coastal beach
Pombal
Osso da Baleia – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Leiria
Pedrógão – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Marinha Grande
Vieira – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Sever do Vouga
Quinta do Barco – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Guarda
Aldeia Viçosa – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
(consultar este concelho também na Região Hidrográfica do Tejo e Oeste)
Seia
Lapa dos Dinheiros – River Beach
Loriga – River Beach
Oliveira Hospital
Avô (Picoto) – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Alvoco das Várzeas – River Beach
Penacova
Reconquinho – River Beach
Coimbra
Palheiros e Zorro – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Arganil
Pomares – River Beach
Góis
Canaveias – River Beach
Peneda/ Pêgo Escuro – River Beach
Lousã
Bogueira – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Graça – River Beach
Piedade – River Beach
Penela
Louçaínha – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Tagus and  West Hidrografic Region
Caldas da Rainha
Praia do Mar – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Foz do Arelho – Lagoa – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Nazaré
Nazaré – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Peniche
Medão – Supertubos – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Baleal-Sul – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Lourinhã
Areia Branca – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Valmitão – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Areal Sul – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Peralta – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Alcobaça
São Martinho do Porto – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Paredes de Vitória – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Marinha Grande
São Pedro de Moel – Coastal beach
 Torres Vedras
Porto Novo – Coastal beach
Santa Rita-Norte – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Santa Rita-Sul – Coastal beach
Navio – Coastal beach
Física – Santa Cruz – Coastal beach
Centro – Santa Cruz – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Santa Helena – Coastal beach
Praia Azul – Coastal beach
Foz do Sizandro – Coastal beach
Mafra
Foz do Lizandro – Mar – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
São Lourenço – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Porto da Calada – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Algodio/ do Norte – Coastal beach
Ribeira de Ilhas – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Sintra
Adraga – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Maçãs – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Cascais
Poça – Coastal beach
Tamariz – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Conceição – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Carcavelos – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Moitas – Coastal beach
Almada
Rainha – Coastal beach
 Guarda
Valhelhas – River Beach
(Consultar este concelho também na Região Hidrográfica do Centro)
Pampilhosa da Serra
Janeiro de Baixo – River Beach With amphibious wheelchair
Pessegueiro – River Beach
Pampilhosa de Serra – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Oleiros
Açude do Pinto – River Beach
Ourém
Agroal – River Beach
Sertã
Ribeira Grande – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Vila de Rei
Bostelim – River Beach
Mação
Carvoeiro (Mação) – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Gavião
Quinta do Alamal – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Abrantes
Aldeia do Mato – River Beach
ALENTEJO HIDROGRAPHIC REGION
Sesimbra
Ouro – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Setúbal
Figueirinha – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Grândola
Tróia-Mar – Coastal beach
Santiago do Cacém
Costa de Santo André – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
 Sines
Vasco da Gama – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
 São Torpes – Coastal beach
Odemira
Praia das Furnas – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Carvalhal – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Zambujeira do Mar – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Franquia – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Mértola
Albufeira da Tapada Grande – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
ALGARVE HIDROGRAPHIC REGION
Aljezur
Monte Clérigo – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Martinhal – Coastal beach
Vila do Bispo
Salema – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Lagos
Meia Praia – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Luz – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair e andarilho anfíbio
Porto de Mós – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Batata – Coastal beach
Portimão
Vau – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Rocha – Coastal beach
Alvor-Nascente (Três Irmãos) – Coastal beach
Alvor-Poente – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Lagoa
Carvoeiro – Coastal beach
Senhora da Rocha – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Silves
Barcos/Armação de Pera Nascente – Coastal beach
Praia Grande-Nascente – Coastal beach
Albufeira
Rocha Baixinha-Nascente – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Rocha Baixinha-Poente – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Rocha Baixinha – Coastal beach
Barranco das Belharucas – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Salgados – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Manuel Lourenço – Coastal beach
Maria Luísa – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
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 amphibious wheelchair
Loulé
Vilamoura – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Quarteira – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Vale de Lobo – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Garrão-Poente – Coastal beach
Loulé Velho – Coastal beach
Forte Novo – Coastal beach
Ancão – Coastal beach
Faro
Faro-Mar – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Olhão
Fuzeta-Ria – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Tavira
Barril – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Castro Marim
Praia Verde – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Alagoa/Altura – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Cabeço (Retur) – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Vila Real Santo António
Manta Rota – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Lota – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Monte Gordo – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Santo António – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Alcoutim
Pego Fundo – River Beach – With amphibious wheelchair
AZORES AUTONOMIC REGION
 SANTA MARIA ISLAND :
Vila do Porto
Anjos – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
 SÃO MIGUEL ISLAND :
Ponta Delgada
Milícias – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Poços de São Vicente Ferreira – Coastal beach
Vila Franca do Campo
Vinha da Areia – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Prainha de Água D’Alto – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Ribeira Grande
Areal de Santa Bárbara – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Praia dos Moinhos – Coastal beach
Zona Balnear das Poças da Ribeira Grande – Coastal beaWtih mechanical device to pool access
Povoação
Praia do Fogo (Ribeira Quente) – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Lagoa
Zona Balnear da Lagoa – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
 TERCEIRA ISLAND:
Angra do Heroísmo
Prainha – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Praia da Vitória
Zona Balnear dos Biscoitos – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Porto Martins – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Grande – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
 MADEIRA AUTONOMIC REGION
MADEIRA ISLAND:
Ribeira Brava
Ribeira Brava – Coastal beach
Machico
Banda d’Além – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Santana
Ribeira do Faial – Coastal beach
Santa Cruz
Palmeiras – Coastal beach
Reis Magos – Coastal beach
Calheta
Calheta – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Funchal
Clube Naval do Funchal – Coastal beach – Wtih mechanical device to pool access
Complexo Balnear de Ponta Gorda – Poças do Governador – Coastal beach – Wtih mechanical device to pool access
Complexo Balnear do Lido – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair
Praia Formosa – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair, , amphibious crutches and  Audioplage System  to sea access to people with visual impairments
São Vicente
Ponta Delgada – Coastal beach
PORTO SANTO ISLAND:
Porto Santo
Fontinha – Coastal beach – With amphibious wheelchair

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