While I was in Porto, I explored this beach fifteen minutes from the center of town. Think decaying buildings, factory plants, beach bums, and a medieval fort… I promise I took all of these photos in roughly a ten foot radius.
Apparently it is also a big area for surfing. The day I visited there was a huge competition, complete with international sponsors and television coverage. I nestled into the rocky shore with a book, but gave up when I became a bit of a spectecal for the runners and bikers using a path next to my nest. Interesting as it was, the urban beach was too busy for my taste– and my romantic notion of the ocean as a place for solitary activities.