São Lourenço - Santa Maria - Azores

OSPAR beach ID: 
PT024
Country: 
Portugal
Region: 
6. Wider Atlantic
Summary information
Tourism: 
Yes
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
Back of beach: 
Cliffs
Prevailing winds: 
N
Prevailing winds: 
E
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: 
E
Beach coordinates
GPS coordinate 100m Start N/S: 
36°59'18.4920"N
100m Start E/W: 
25°03'17.5680"W
GPS coordinate 100m End N/S: 
36°59'10.9320"N
100m End E/W: 
25°03'18.6480"W
Date position measured: 
15 February 2016
Beach location
Beach features
Type of beach material (%coverage): 
100% sand
Beach topography: 
Slope 1%
Any objects in the sea that influence the currents: 
No
Beach usage & access
Usage 1: 
Swimming
Usage 1 when: 
Seasonal
Usage 2: 
Board sports
Usage 2 when: 
Seasonal
Access to the beach: 
Vehicle
Nearest town
Distance to the nearest town: 
0.0km
Nearest town: 
Santa Barbara
Position of the town in relation to survey area: 
West
Residential population of this town: 
405
Developments
Development behind the beach: 
No
Food/drink outlets
Present all year round: 
No
Nearest harbour
Distance from the beach to the nearest harbour: 
10.0km
Harbour name: 
Vila do Porto
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
S
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
W
Type of harbour: 
Fishing Vessels
Waste water discharge
Discharge(s) of waste water nearby: 
No
Beach cleaning
Beach cleaning all year round: 
Other
Beach cleaning seasonal: 
Monthly
Seasonal cleaning months: 
July and August
Cleaning method: 
Manually
Responsible for cleaning: 
Santa barbara Parish Council