Defined by two breakwaters, and accessed by a seaside walkway next to the centre of Espinho, Baía Beach is the most popular in the city.
The popularity of this beach among the surfing and bodyboarding communities has only been strengthened by the competitions held here. Furthermore, the Beach includes excellent support infrastructures, including a beach volleyball court, and is regularly host to a whole range of recreational events making it a favoured destination.
Located to the south of Espinho while still a continuation of its sands, Silvalde Beach adjoins the similarly named settlement, a parish whose origins stretch far back into history and whose inhabitants long ago took up agriculture and fishing.
With a pleasant climate and some 8 kilometres of fine sands facing these immense blue seas, Espinho is one of the main tourist resorts of northern Portugal. Only the long seaside pedestrian walkway separates the sands from the city.