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.
The large sandy expanse experiences strong waves creating some excellent surfing with plenty of swimming as well given the waters are somewhat calmer than on neighbouring Espinho Beach.
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.
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.