São Félix da Marinha

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São Félix da Marinha
Parish
São Félix da Marinha is located in Portugal
São Félix da Marinha
São Félix da Marinha
Coordinates: 41°02′02″N 8°37′23″W / 41.034°N 8.623°W / 41.034; -8.623Coordinates: 41°02′02″N 8°37′23″W / 41.034°N 8.623°W / 41.034; -8.623
Country Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Grande Porto
Metropolitan area Porto
District Porto
Municipality Vila Nova de Gaia
Area
 • Total 7.93 km2 (3.06 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 12,706
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)

São Félix da Marinha is a Portuguese town and a parish in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, in the district of Porto, in Northern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 12,706,[1] in an area of 7.93 km².[2]

It includes Praia da Granja, a seaside resort beach famed by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, a Portuguese writer and poet who spent part of her childhood there. The local beach and the sea provided inspiration for the maritime themes on her writings.

The town of São Félix da Marinha is located south of the city of Gaia and just North of the resort seaside city of Espinho.

House at São Félix da Marinha, by the sea.

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