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Reviewed June 5, 2019

...... garden lighthouse a short tram ride (the Old Tram) from Porto city centre located as the River Douro meets the Atlantic ocean.

It's a nice area to wander around though in truth not a patch on all that the Porto Ribeira area has to offer.

We walked back to the city centre along the coast (circa 45 Mins) - a pleasant riverside wander - recommended not least as you see a lot more of the estuary than is possible from the exceedingly busy old tram.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Cute, small light house at the end of a pier. Great destination for a leisurely stroll away from the hustle and bustle in the city.

Take a sweater!!! Even though it may be hot in Porto, it will be much cooler at the Ocean!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

On our first full day in Oporto (actually staying in Vila Nova da Gaia, at the Yeatman), we had a driver/guide, who took us exploring the surrounding areas. After a few brief stops along the way, we parked at Farol Molhe do Douro, the estuarine confluence of the great Rio Douro and the Atlantic Ocean. We spent a good hour exploring the area, starting from Forte de São João Baptista da Foz to the Felgueiras Lighthouse, on the point.

The area was beautiful, and though the neighborhood of Foz do Douro is across the highway, the Farol Molhe do Douro has a wild feeling. Just gaze out at the Atlantic, and ignore the city, a few 100 yards away. It is easy to imagine Portugese explorers setting of on ancient voyages of discovery, from about this very spot.

Though it was a lovely September day, the breeze off of the Atlantic was rather cool, and my wife went back to the car, to retrieve her jacket. Our guide stated that it was almost always windy here, and primarily because the water of the Douro was warmer, than the Atlantic, into which it was flowing. Across the River, we had a nice view of a wildlife habitat, on the opposite shore.

A very lovely, albeit stark place, and a spot which one should visit, and just contemplate a bit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to watch the ocean crash into the mouth of the river duoro, the wind here created great waves and spectacular wash as a result, you can get the 500 bus from Porto city which drops off here as well as further up the coast but you can also get the number 1 tram for €6 return which stops around 500m from here. Alternatively you could walk the couple of miles from Porto city and enjoy the river views.
This is a great place to go and visit with the fort nearby and plenty of local restaurants for food and drink near by.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Spectacular views out to a raging sea compared against the calm of the river mouth protected by a long mole blocking all but a narrow entrance

Date of experience: February 2019
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