Where are the best beaches in Portugal?

Where are the best beaches in Portugal?

About 5km to the northeast of Peniche, on Portugal’s west coast, Praia Baleal is a real showstopper of a beach. This stretch of sand is actually a causeway, linking the mainland to the scenic island-village of Baleal, which stands atop a craggy headland jutting from the Atlantic Ocean.

What makes Praia da Marinha and Benagil beaches so special?

Two of these idyllic beaches stand out: Praia da Marinha and Benagil. A classic cliff-backed warren of coves, the only trace of development on Praia da Marinha is the seasonal beach restaurant. Follow the clifftop path on from here as it winds round to the next bay at Benagil,…

Why visit Portugal’s Ursa Beach?

Many visitors to Portugal visit the fairytale palaces of Sintra, but few know that the area is home to some stunning beaches. Close to the most westerly point in Europe, you’ll have to walk for 1hr to reach it but Ursa Beach (named for a rock formation which resembles a bear) rewards you with its pristine wild beauty.

How many beaches are in the Algarve?

Our selection consists of 7 Algarve beaches, 5 Costa Vicentina beaches and 3 beaches along the Lisbon coast. We hope to include more beaches in the future, such as the remote Ria Formosa beaches that we’re yet to discover.

Located in Miramar, approximately 14 km (8.7 miles) south of Porto, it is a well-known and well-visited beach year-round, but especially during festival time in June when locals celebrate the ‘Lord of the Rock’, or Senhor da Pedra. Another popular beach, close to where the Douro River meats the Atlantic Ocean, is Praia da Luz.

What makes Porto’s Golden Beach special?

The golden beach is lined with fisherman’s homes, laidback cafes and elegant holiday homes and features a small harbour tucked behind a sea wall. If you’re looking for a challenge, there’s also a cycle path that stretches all the way from Porto to Espinho.

Which Porto beach should you visit first?

When walking away from Porto at the beginning of a beachside stroll, Praia do Carneiro is the first beach that visitors will come across. The standout features include a lighthouse and the 16th-century fortification of São João da Foz.

Where is the beach of light in Porto?

As the ‘Beach of Light’, it was named after the patron saint of a chapel that once resided there; the saint was known as ‘Our Lady of the Light. Praia do Molhe. In between Praia da Luz and Praia de Matosinhos, is Praia do Molhe, a spot that stands out in Porto because of the iconic Pérgola da Foz walkway.