The parish of Praia do Norte is, as its name indicates, located on the northern side of Faial. The village itself is high above the cliffs with the exception of the Fajã da Praia do Norte created by the eruption of the Cabeço do Fogo of 1672. Praia do Norte has 260 inhabitants and is the smallest of the parishes of Faial.

What to do in Praia do Norte

Enjoy the view over the blue Atlantic from the viewpoints of Miradouro da Ribeira das Cabras directly located on the regional road.

Visit the Fajã da Praia do Norte, if you like hiking, then take the trail.

You can reach the Levada trail from Praia do Norte, is passes high up along the slopes of the Caldeira.