Homem do Leme Beach
The Homem do Leme beach was the first beach of Porto with a Blue Flag, which is an award that it earned in addition a Golden Beach award and an award for its accessibility. It is a rocky beach with a 374 metre stretch of sand. It has two playgrounds, which makes it highly popular with families with children. It was named after the Homem do Leme, which is a bronze statue by Américo Gomes (1934) that welcomes the visitors in the Avenida de Montevideu and honors the fishermen. The figure of the man tightly grabbing a helm pays homage to those whose live from working at sea. On the beach, there are cafés where you can buy ice cream, get a light meal or drink a cocktail.