With temperatures finally rising, nothing beats exploring the beaches of the Portuguese coast.
From the extensive beaches of the Algarve to the dramatic cliffs of the Vicentina Coast, we are no doubt lucky to witness such beauty.
- Vale dos Homens – Aljezur (Algarve)
Ideal for travelers who want to enjoy a beach with few people. Even in August it’s not very busy, in large part due to having to take 200 steps to get there.
- Ponta Ruiva Beach – Sagres (Algarve)
Located between Sagres and Cabo de São Vicente, the Ponta Ruiva beach is a good option for those who enjoy surfing. The path is made of cliffs and it is necessary to be careful. It is well worth the adventure though.
- Cacela Velha – Vila Real de Santo António (Algarve)
The Cacela Velha beach offers kilometers of sand and warm waters of the Ria Formosa. When the tide is low you can get there by foot, but when the tide rises there are small boats you can get on to cross it.
- Ancão Beach – Almancil (Algarve)
It is said it is the “beach of the famous”. This beach has a large sandy area surrounded by a zone of dunes and pine trees.
- Odeceixe Beach – Aljezur (Algarve)
The Vincentian coast, also known as the Alentejo coast, stands out for the rocky beaches and one of them is Odeceixe, where the river merges with the sea.
- Galapinhos Beach – Arrábida (Setúbal)
With the Arrábida ridge in the background and the crystalline waters, the Galapinhos beach can compare to a heavenly destination.
- Bicas Beach – Sesimbra (Setúbal)
South of Meco, Bicas beach was converted into an ideal spot for those who enjoy nudism. This beach does not have lifeguards so for that reason you might need to be extra careful while there
- São Martinho do Porto Beach (Alcobaça)
Known for the famous shell-shaped bay, the beach of São Martinho do Porto is ideal for those looking for several single-space options.
- Moledo Beach – Caminha (Minho)
Lesser known than the Algarve beaches are the ones in the north of the country. As great as the ones in the south, the main difference being the lower temperature of the waters.