Areia - Corvo - Azores

OSPAR beach ID: 
PT018
Country: 
Portugal
Region: 
6. Wider Atlantic
Summary information
Tourism: 
No
Cleaned: 
Yes
Litter collection: 
Yes
Beach factsheet: 
Yes
Beach geography
Beach width at mean low spring tide: 
29m
Beach width at mean high spring tide: 
0m
Total length of beach: 
70m
Back of beach: 
Cliffs
Prevailing winds: 
S
Prevailing winds: 
W
Direction the beach is facing when looking from the beach to the sea: 
N
Direction the beach is facing when looking from the beach to the sea: 
W
Beach coordinates
GPS coordinate 100m Start N/S: 
39°40'20.9640"N
100m Start E/W: 
31°07'16.2480"W
GPS coordinate 100m End N/S: 
39°40'20.0280"N
100m End E/W: 
31°07'18.1920"W
Date position measured: 
01 March 2016
Beach location
Beach features
Type of beach material (%coverage): 
100% Sand
Beach topography: 
Slope 7%
Any objects in the sea that influence the currents: 
No
Beach usage & access
Usage 1: 
Swimming
Usage 1 when: 
Seasonal
Access to the beach: 
Vehicle
Nearest town
Distance to the nearest town: 
1.0km
Nearest town: 
Vila do Corvo, Azores
Position of the town in relation to survey area: 
West
Residential population of this town: 
430
Developments
Development behind the beach: 
Yes
Development description: 
Local Airport
Food/drink outlets
Are there food and/or drink outlets on the beach: 
No
Nearest harbour
Distance from the beach to the nearest harbour: 
1.0km
Harbour name: 
Corvo
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
W
Type of harbour: 
Fishing
Nearest river mouth
Name of the river: 
None
Waste water discharge
Discharge(s) of waste water nearby: 
No
Beach cleaning
Beach cleaning all year round: 
Other
Beach cleaning seasonal: 
Daily
Seasonal cleaning months: 
July-August
Cleaning method: 
Manually
Responsible for cleaning: 
Municipality