Praia de Areia Branca
The beach of Praia da Areia Branca is the most famous beach in the municipality of Lourinhã. The rugged sea is the perfect opportunity for water sports enthusiasts to surf! However, this area is also suitable for the novice surfer, there is a surf school located at the beach that can accompany you. If you are looking for fun and entertainment, you are here in the right place. The presence of the various restaurants and bars creates a lively atmosphere in the seaside resort. Praia da Areia Branca is therefore very popular with local young people.
Porto das Barcas
Porto das Barcas is known for its established bars, restaurants, hotels and for its stone sculptures. This rather quiet beach overlooks the small boats of the traditional fishermen and has a quay on the north side of Porto das Barcas. You can enjoy a delicious drink in the beach bar while enjoying the Portuguese sun. Is the Praia da Areia Branca beach too crowded for you? Then Porto das Barcas is a perfect alternative!
Foz do Arelho (30 minutes drive)
This is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa da Prata. Because of the low sea level and the gentle waves, this is the perfect place for the families with children. But also among the young there is a lot of enthusiasm for Foz do Arelho. The silted bay is accompanied by a boulevard full of cozy terraces, cafes and restaurants. A nice extra for the youth is the presence of the disco, ‘Green Hill’. And you can enjoy a delicious, traditional meal here with a beautiful sea view. This is popular for young and old!
São Martinho do Porto (45 minutes drive)
At São Martinho do Porto there is a pleasant calm sea. This is because the bay is shell-shaped and is surrounded by hills and dunes. This calm sea in combination with the dunes is the paradise for the smaller children. Despite the calm sea, São Martinho do Porto is also suitable for surfing, sailing and / or canoeing. There is also plenty to do outside the bay! For example, there is a covered market from Tuesday to Sunday, with a wide range of delicious vegetables, fruit and fish. On the east side of the bay there is a harbor and in the center you can eat and drink in the small, cozy restaurants.
Costa da Caparica (50 minutes drive)
The most famous resort in Portugal is Costa da Caparica, located in Lisbon. The area consists of three parts: an old fishing district, accommodation facilities and the original part. This 24 kilometer long sandy beach is the most popular among the Portuguese and attracts many wind and wave surfers because of the good wind. Costa da Caparica has 20 beach pavilions and from the village beach starts a train that goes along all beach pavilions to bring tourists back and forth.
Praia de Santa Cruz (20 minutes drive)
This is one of the busiest beaches in the western region of Portugal. Santa Cruz and its surroundings are often worshiped by its impressive cliffs. A refreshing swim in the Atlantic or enjoy a beach bar, you have plenty of facilities here!