Paredes de Vitória

OSPAR beach ID: 
PT014
Country: 
Portugal
Region: 
5. Iberian Coast
Summary information
Tourism: 
Yes
Cleaned: 
Yes
Litter collection: 
Yes
Beach factsheet: 
Yes
Beach geography
Beach width at mean low spring tide: 
100m
Beach width at mean high spring tide: 
60m
Total length of beach: 
1800m
Back of beach: 
Dunes
Prevailing currents off the beach: 
N
Prevailing currents off the beach: 
W
Prevailing winds: 
N
Prevailing winds: 
E
Direction the beach is facing when looking from the beach to the sea: 
W
Beach coordinates
GPS coordinate 100m Start N/S: 
39°42'10'',03N
100m Start E/W: 
09°02'59'',82W
GPS coordinate 100m End N/S: 
39°42'13'',28N
100m End E/W: 
09°03'01'',54W
GPS coordinate 1km Start N/S: 
39°42'24'',24N
1km Start E/W: 
09°03'03'',46W
GPS coordinate 1km End N/S: 
39°42'04'',36N
1km End E/W: 
09°03'02'',49W
Date position measured: 
31 March 2017
Beach location
Beach features
Type of beach material (%coverage): 
Sand (100%)
Beach topography: 
Slope 10-15%
Any objects in the sea that influence the currents: 
No
Beach usage & access
Usage 1: 
Swimming
Usage 1 when: 
Seasonal
Usage 2: 
Coastal walking
Usage 2 when: 
Whole year round
Usage 3: 
Fishing
Usage 3 when: 
Seasonal
Access to the beach: 
Pedestrian
Nearest town
Distance to the nearest town: 
6.0km
Nearest town: 
Pataias
Position of the town in relation to survey area: 
West
Residential population of this town: 
2000
Residential & tourist population in winter: 
2000
Residential & tourist population in spring: 
2000
Residential & tourist population in autumn: 
2000
Residential & tourist population in summer: 
3000
Tourist population in winter: 
100
Tourist population in spring: 
200
Tourist population in summer: 
1000
Tourist population in autumn: 
200
Developments
Development behind the beach: 
Yes
Development description: 
Small village (residential area)
Food/drink outlets
Are there food and/or drink outlets on the beach: 
Yes
Distance from the survey area to the food and/or drink outlet: 
0.0km
Present all year round: 
Yes
Position of food and/or drink outlet in relation to the survey area: 
W
Nearest shipping lane
Distance from the beach to the nearest shipping lane: 
68.0km
Estimated traffic density: 
400000number of ships/year
Type of shipping that uses this lane: 
All kinds
Position of shipping lane in relation to survey area: 
N
Position of shipping lane in relation to survey area: 
W
Nearest harbour
Distance from the beach to the nearest harbour: 
14.0km
Harbour name: 
Nazaré
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
N
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
W
Type of harbour: 
Fishing
Size of harbour: 
100(number of ships)
Nearest river mouth
Distance from the beach to the nearest river mouth: 
10.0km
Name of the river: 
Alcoa
Position of river mouth in relation to survey area: 
S
Waste water discharge
Discharge(s) of waste water nearby: 
Yes
Distance from the beach to the discharge points: 
0.0km
Position of discharge points in relation to survey area: 
W
Beach cleaning
Beach cleaning all year round: 
Other
Beach cleaning seasonal: 
Daily
Seasonal cleaning months: 
June to September
Cleaning method: 
Both manually and with machines
Responsible for cleaning: 
Private Enterprise contrated by the city council