Vila Praia de Âncora

Vila Praia de Âncora

Photo by JCNazza, CC BY 3.0,

Vila Praia de Âncora is a parish in the municipality of Caminha, with 8.15 km ² and 4820 inhabitants (2011). Density: 591.4 inhabitants/km². Was elevated to a village 5 July 1924, then changed its original name of Santa Marinha Gontinhães to Vila Praia de Ancora. It is the most populous village and parish in the municipality of Caminha.

Located on the edge of a valley protected from death by Serra D'Arga and the south by the Monte de Santa Luzia, Village Anchor Beach is a fishing village full of traditions. The river Anchor is the division of the beach: the northern part, where it forms a small pool, perfect for children's games, is bounded by a pontoon near the Lagarteiro Fort and with a small fishing harbor; the southern part, which is accessed via a bridge reserved for pedestrians, is framed by a line of sand dunes, protected by long wooden walkways. The beach has an uncharacteristic urban environment.

- Anta da Barrosa ou Lapa dos Mouros
- Forte do Cão (Gelfa)
- Forte da Lagarteira
- Igreja Matriz de Vila Praia de Âncora
- Mamoa de Aspra ou Cova da Moura
- Monte do Calvário