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Quião Beach

Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Natural sights
beach, nature, attraction

Quião Beach (Praia do Quião in Portuguese) is an extensive maritime beach of Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, located just South of Cape Santo André in the parish of A Ver-o-Mar. The peaceful Quião Beach has white sand and several rocks. The beach is a Coastal dune habitat and the curiosity that has sand grains of different sizes in different parts of the beach.

In northern Quião, where the waterfront street ends, the traditional Sargassum seaweed gathering is still practiced; it is spread and laid in the beach for sun drying, leaving a pleasant sargassum brease in the beach, before being pilled to make "medas".

This area is protected by dunes from former masseiras and rocks and, given its quietude, it is used by naturists, and is a flirting area for straight couples and gay men.


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