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Surf

Surf

Portugal Dream Coast is the best area in Portugal to surf the waves.

From North to South of Peninsula de Setubal we found special for you 18 hotspots of beaches identified by surfers.

You can travel to Setubal region and make your favourite sport, during all year.

Eighteen amazing hotspots , which are :

– Costa da Caparica, Praia da Saúde, Fonte da Telha, Lagoa de Albufeira, Praia do Meco, Praia da Foz, Cabo Espichel, Praia das Bicas, Tróia, Comporta, Carvalhal, Praia do Pego, Praia Aberta-A-Nova, Praia de Melides, São Torpes, Sanguessuga, Burrinho, Porto Covo.

On Portugal Dream Coast, you have also lots of surf schools or local business, where you can learn and have more information concerning to the beach you select.

Portugal had in the past, several international competitions, choose by his weather and conditions to the surfers.

We invite you to spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.

3 Castle Circuit – Sesimbra , Setúbal and Palmela in Portugal

3 Castle Circuit – Sesimbra , Setúbal and Palmela in Portugal

Castelo (Castle) Santiago do Cacem  Portugal

The three castles Circuit will take place next 20th of May. The Tour includes 3 centenary Castles in Setúbal, Palmela and Sesimbra in Portugal.

It will start in the Tourism Office in Sesimbra.

During the day, the group (with a minimum of six participants) will have the opportunity to visit the Forte of Santiago in Praia de Sesimbra, Castle of Sesimbra, the Espichel Cape and the group will go to Vila Nogueira de Azeitão to Caves José Maria da Fonseca Caves (with a proof of 3 wines).

In Arrábida, it will be possible to admire Convent of Arrábida, Portinho da Arrábida and Forte of São Filipe in Setúbal.

Finally, the Castle of Palmela, visit to the Church of São Lourenço with tiles from the XVIII century and return to Sesimbra.

More information, please contact us.

We also  invite you to spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.

Cape Espichel

Cape Espichel

The Romans named it Promontory barbaric, alluding to its dangerous location, and a lighthouse warns sailors of the treacherous rocks below.Cape Espichel is a historic and fantastic place and mark near Sesimbra in Portugal.

Tourists are drawn here due to breathtaking views of its cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean and its mystical surroundings.

Built extremely close to the edge of the tall cliffs stands the Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo (Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cape), a late century XVII church and on either side of the church a long line of pilgrims’ lodgings facing inwards form an open courtyard.  

Close to this location, next to the Lagosteiros beach, fossilised dinosaur footprints and track of fossilised dinosaur tail were discovered.

These site become a popular place of pilgrimage in the century XIII when a local man had a vision of the Madonna rising from the sea on a mule.

Legend has it that the tracks of the mule can be seen embedded in the rocks.

Many music concerts take place here and if you choose to visit the Cape Espichel, you should follow the road to the right in the direction of Sesimbra, passing through Santana and following the indications to the Cape Espichel.

Be sure to bring your camera with you for some memorable photos.

We invite you spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Contact us if you wish to know more information about Cape Espichel.

Sesimbra

Sesimbra

Sesimbra is an oceanfront, picturesque fishing village in a sheltered bay overlooked by a Moorish Castle that offers wonderful views from its ramparts.

About 40km due south of Lisbon and 10km west of Setubal, is situated nestled at the foot of the hills of the Arrabida Hills  and inside a sparkling blue bay, protecting it from cold northerly winds.

In the old town is a 17th century fort overlooking the sea, a good starting point for a scenic walk before hitting the beach that, although crowded in the summer, has unpolluted waters ideal for swimming.

Sesimbra is a pretty place to escape and a wonderful place to eat fantastic fish, stroll on the promenade or relax on the stunning beach with its enticing clean blue water.

Sesimbra retains much of its fishing village atmosphere.

The many local churches are still regularly full of the faithful praying for a good catch and the safe return of their men.

In late afternoon the fishing boats return and there’s a fish auction on the dockside. That same fresh fish can be sampled at one of the several restaurants along the shore. Tuna and Swordfish are stars in the local menu.

Fun things to do in Sesimbra:

  • Cabo Espichel: An impressive and mystical promontory with breathtakingly large cliffs which drop almost vertically several hundred feet into the Atlantic. The views of the coast and ocean are stunning. ( Cabo Espichel )
  • Medieval Castle: At the top the hill behind the town, on the site of a Moorish fortress Dom Sancho II, stands the restored medieval castle built-in the 13th century which also encloses a 12th century church, Church of Santa Maria, and affords wonderful views from its ramparts.
  • Sea Museum : Wonderful exhibition with miniatures and models, fishing accessories, among many other things.
  • Arrabida Hills: Glorious views of the coast and the countryside abound as you drive along the knife-edge ridge in this nature reserve which hides in its abundant flora. ( see Arrabida Hills )
  • Beach: Hit one of the many beaches around Sesimbra. One of them, named Lagoa de Albufeira , is an excellent location to practice windsurf, kitesurf, surf, scuba diving, or simply relax on the white sand.
  • Shopping: Alongside the sea promenade there’s several shops with local products,
  • Restaurants: Dine in one of the many beach-front fish restaurants after taking a relaxing evening stroll along the promenade.
  • Nightlife: In the Summer, people enjoy just going out. There is street animation, live music and some trendy bars.

The countryside of Sesimbra is covered with an abundance of rosemary, myrtle, Cistus and time which give it that characteristic ‘vacation’ smell.

You can travel by car or reach Sesimbra by buses that leave several times during the day from Setubal.

There is also a construction plot in this location, should you love Sesimbra too much that wish to build the perfect holiday home.

Contact us if you wish to know more about Sesimbra.