Praia da Arda

OSPAR beach ID: 
PT025
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: 
80m
Total length of beach: 
1200m
Back of beach: 
Dunes
Prevailing currents off the beach: 
N
Direction the beach is facing when looking from the beach to the sea: 
W
Beach coordinates
GPS coordinate 100m Start N/S: 
41°46'05.7127"N
100m Start E/W: 
-008°52'28.7517"W
GPS coordinate 100m End N/S: 
41°46'08.7183"N
100m End E/W: 
-008°52'26.7267"W
GPS coordinate 1km Start N/S: 
41°46'05.3940"N
1km Start E/W: 
-008°52'28.1784"W
GPS coordinate 1km End N/S: 
41°46'37.8516"N
1km End E/W: 
-008°52'14.5164"W
Date position measured: 
01 September 2022
Beach location
Beach features
Type of beach material (%coverage): 
SAND 100%
Beach usage & access
Usage 1: 
Swimming
Usage 1 when: 
Seasonal
Usage 2: 
Board sports
Usage 2 when: 
Whole year round
Usage 3: 
Coastal walking
Usage 3 when: 
Whole year round
Access to the beach: 
Vehicle
Access to the beach: 
Pedestrian
Nearest town
Distance to the nearest town: 
12.0km
Nearest town: 
Viana do Castelo
Position of the town in relation to survey area: 
South
Residential population of this town: 
26000
Developments
Development behind the beach: 
No
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: 
0.1km
Present all year round: 
No
Months it is present: 
June to September
Position of food and/or drink outlet in relation to the survey area: 
N
Nearest shipping lane
Distance from the beach to the nearest shipping lane: 
15.0km
Position of shipping lane in relation to survey area: 
S
Nearest harbour
Distance from the beach to the nearest harbour: 
15.0km
Harbour name: 
Viana do Castelo
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
S
Type of harbour: 
Fishing and Commercial
Nearest river mouth
Distance from the beach to the nearest river mouth: 
0.2km
Name of the river: 
Rio Afife
Position of river mouth in relation to survey area: 
N
Waste water discharge
Discharge(s) of waste water nearby: 
No
Beach cleaning
Beach cleaning seasonal: 
Daily
Seasonal cleaning months: 
June to September
Cleaning method: 
Both manually and with machines
Responsible for cleaning: 
Municipality of Viana do Castelo