The spot is located near Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon. Porto is one of the oldest European centers and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. It's also known for porto wine, one of the most famous international exports of Portugal.
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Wind Surfing in Big Lagoon, Trinidad, California USA
With the large sand barrier, separating the lagoon from the ocean, Big Lagoon is a paradise. If you are willing to walk far enough, you find yourself all alone at the spot. It is a swimming friendly beach with shallow areas of the lagoon, especially near the boat ramp. Water temperature is quite pleasant.
The dangerous Pacific surf is about 100 yd/91.4 m away, so it is rather safe to swim. The water in the Lagoon is slightly brackish. Lots of plants and animals are inhabitants of the Lagoon. Pelicans come in summer to bathe and some wading shore birds are living on the side of the sand bar.
The rugged northeast coast is covered by old-growth redwood and Sitka spruce forest. In south shore, water along the lagoon is shallow and the banks are densely wooded and overgrown. Big Lagoon is perfect for wind surfing. Just make sure to take care of your safety and also protect this unique place.