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Carvalhal beach

Carvalhal beach

The Carvalhal Beach in Portugal , have  huge sand dunes line up with the blue horizon and long sandy coast, where abundant cane fields, pine trees, aloe and nests of storks, illustrate this unforgettable landscape.

Stork nests (occupied by couples that year after year breed here) are quite common in this beach, as well as throughout the region.

The Carvalhal Beach has been famous in the past years as one of the most trendy beaches in Grandola region.

The beach amenities have been upgraded over the years and now Carvalhal beach is presented at its best.

This is a perfect destination for surf and kite surf practitioners, as it offers great natural conditions for these kinds of sport.

additional information: Blue Flag beach and Golden Beach (waters with gold quality).

gps: 38º17’30”N 8º46’43”E

Location and access: Via Ferry-boat to Tróia follow 261 until Carvalhal.

Easy Parking: Has a very good park.

support services: Tents and beach chairs rental/Beach under surveillance / WC / Restaurants / Locker Rooms / nudist / Tourism Post /Access for the disabled,

sports: Kitesurf / Surf / Windsurf / Body-board / Jetski / Sailing / Sport Fishing/ Beach Soccer/Beach Volleyball/ Competitive Fishing.

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

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.

Blue Flag Beaches Setúbal Region – Portugal

Blue Flag Beaches Setúbal Region – Portugal

The beach season will start on 1 June and Portugal Dream Coast after water analysis have lots of Blue Flags Beaches, which confirms the quality of the water and Beaches Setúbal.

The beaches with blue flag for  2013 are :

Praia da Figueirinha ( Setúbal ),

Praia da Mata, CDS – Santo António, S. João da Caparica, Praia da Sereia, Tarquinio Paraiso ( Almada ),

Praia do Ouro, Praia Moinho de Baixo (Meco),Praia da Califórnia (Sesimbra),

Aberta Nova, Atlântica, Carvalhal, Comporta, Pego, Tróia – Bico das Lulas, Tróia – Galé, Tróia – Mar ( Grândola ),

Praia Grande in Porto Côvo, Ilha do Pessegueiro, Morgavel, S. Torpes, Vieirinha – Vale de Figueiros (Sines),

Costa de Santo André and Fonte do Cortiço ( Santiago do Cacém ).

I you  travel to Portugal Dream Coast on your next summer vacations you will get the best  offers to tourists.

Among this beaches you will find lots of activities to practice in Setúbal region, like Kitesurf , Surf , Hiking, Canoeing,Flying,  Sailing, fishing, Scuba Diving and much more.

Bicas Beach Sesimbra PortugalWaves on Carvalhalhal beach PortugalSetúbal, travel to Figueirinha Beach

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.

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.

Grandola

Grandola

Grandola is a typical small Alentejan town, south on the Setubal district.

A quiet place to enjoy some days or relaxation, anytime of the year.

Here hospitality, warmth, proximity and affability represent a form of life and an attitude which differentiates the place within an open and pluralistic space.

It is the revolution against the longstanding fascist dictatorship, which took place in 1974, which really put this town on the map. ‘Grândola, vila Morena‘ is a folk ballad ostensibly about this town, penned by Zéca Afonso in the 60s as a tribute to the camaraderie and socialist conscience of the hard labouring peasants of the Portuguese agrarian heartland that is the Alentejo.

What to see and do in Grandola:

  • Nature: Nearby nature reserves offer various days out in the open air. Around the Sado estuary reside many species of birds for those of you who are a birdwatching fan.
  • Beaches: Grandola has 45km of white stunning sandy beaches from Troia to Melides like:  Aberta Nova, Galé, Pego, Carvalhal, Comporta, Praia Atlântica (Soltroia), Melides, Tróia-Galé, Tróia – Bico das Lulas and Tróia Mar.
  • Desert Beaches: Next to the small village of Melides there are several desert beaches which makes it the ideal place to go to the beach if you’re one of those people who prefer almost desert beaches, having nevertheless all the small joys of life-like having a cold beer at the bars while watching sunset.
  • Melides Lagoon: Nearby Lagoa de Melides is a very well-known beautiful beach where the sea connects to the lagoon trough a small canal. A wonderful and peaceful place to soak up the sun especially if you have kids.
  • Nautic Sports: There are many water sports you can enjoy on the beaches near Grandola: Swimming, Canoeing, Windsurf, Underwater Hunting, Scuba Diving and aquatic Ski.
  • Gastronomy: Grandola is known amongst the tourists and even amongst the Portuguese for its offer of wonderful food. There are many restaurants available from typical Portuguese food to gourmet dishes.
  • Horseback riding: There are several riding centres in Grandola where you can enjoy the pleasure of riding.
  • Grandola Hill: With an altitude of 350 metres, the Grandola Hill is a place of contrast with the scenario of flat land in Alentejo. The Hill is full of cork trees, Portuguese oaks, pear trees, rose bushes and several birds and animals like otters.
  • Walking tours: There are several walking tours available, a nice way of knowing Grandola and the surroundings, passing trough many local attractions.
  • Hunting: There are several touristic places to hunt in Grandola. Species to hunt :  rabbit, partridge, turtle-dove, quail, wild pigeon, woodcock, duck and lapping. Hunting here is a rendezvous with nature, a chance to observe species from close quarters to room close to nature and sample the rich local gastronomy while getting to know the culture of the region.
  • Fishing: Fishing has been a long tradition and a sport. Names and stories evoke prowess past and present. Fishing lines are thrown from beaches and riverbanks, providing unequalled conditions for the catching of base and sea bream. In the estuaries where the river meets the sea, red mullet, sole and cuttlefish abound.

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 info about Grandola or its activities.

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