One of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal is Miramar, near Oporto. It has a long stretch of sand bathed by green and blue water. But what makes this beach so special, is an old church built on rocks by the sea on the same place where there was once a pagan temple.
As we entered the church courtyard, we felt surrounded by the sea; dazzled by its sight, soothed by its sound, intoxicated by its scent.
It is easy to understand why this location has been a place of worship for centuries. Faced with such immense beauty, how can we not give thanks to its creator?
14 thoughts on “The Miramar beach”
I must explore north of Lisbon, so much I have not seen …
The coast is beautiful and the Douro river and Gerez are amazing landscapes.
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Thanks for your recommendation; we sill check it out when we are in the vicinity.
Thank you for sharing this! I will have to visit it next time I’m in Porto. I didn’t go to the beaches on the Southern side from Porto, just North of Porto 🙂 Absolutely Beautiful!
There are a lot of beautiful beaches around Porto!
Yes, definitely. There’s always more to explore 🙂
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More beauty of Portugal. A beach with a church on it,.
Great texts and photos! Luckily I live close enough to go there once in a while!
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I’ve been there one, such a nice and clean beach!
Been to Portugal last month, I also spent an afternoon on Miranmar beach. Lovely to sit there and watch the tide come and go. Considering its reputation, I expected it to be quite crowded, but it was just the opposite.
Yes, it is a beautiful place, very peaceful.
What a lovely shot! I do hope to go back to Porto at some point. I loved it there. 🙂