Going to the beach in Portugal during Covid-19 times

Ohos de àgua, Falésia Beach ©CDuarte_ATA
The bathing season has already started and after a few months at home it feels good to spend a few days on the beach enjoying the outdoors and feeling the sea breeze.

The Portuguese Atlantic coast with a wide variety of mostly white and fine sandy beaches, a long summer, and many hours of sunshine spread throughout the year make Portugal an excellent beach destination and a good option for your next vacation.

The quality and beauty of Portuguese beaches are well known, and we know that choosing one is not easy. We have 360 beaches awarded with the European Blue Flag and 208 considered Accessible Beach!

So you can visit them with full peace of mind, we share with you this summer's rules for visiting the beaches. To help you choose the best beach, an information system was implemented that shows the level of occupancy using signs:

- Green: low occupancy (1/3)
- Yellow: high occupancy (2/3)- Red: full occupancy (3/3)

This information will be updated in real time on the “Info Praia” app (available for iOS and Android) and on the Portuguese Environment Agency’s website

Info Praia’, is the Portuguese beach app that has been helping beach users to find out if their beach of choice is full or if it’s still available area to enjoy a relaxed day in the sun.

The app, offers the possibility to choose from the dozens of beaches in the region, providing updated information continuously and in real time, as one of the measures implemented to consult the traffic light system on the beaches remotely.

The new rules at beaches include requiring groups to stay 1.5 metres apart, deckchairs only being booked for the morning or afternoon period and beach sports of two people or more are not allowed.

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