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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.



Reachable by a 10 min. by catamaran and 25 min. by ferry-boat from Setubal, this narrow sand-strip south of Lisbon is one of Portugal’s best-kept secret.

Boasting 18 km of white sandy uninterrupted beaches and some of the cleanest bathing conditions in the country, Troia is a true  for couples and young families alike. It also has a range of moderately priced apartment complexes, a tennis center, several swimming pools, casino, conference rooms, theater and the well-known 18-hole championship Golf course.

What to do in Troia?

  • Beach, beach, beach! 18km of white sandy beaches with clear blue water. Here we promise you won’t find the heavy crowds of the Algarve. If you’re in need of a relaxing beach break, this is the place to be.
  • Water sports: Beach volley, kitesurf, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, scuba. There is a sailing school and a scuba-diving school where you can rent a sailing boat and equipment and have lessons , with a range of classes for varying abilities. If you chose scuba diving, a popular activity, there is many diverse types of fish and underwater sea life to see in different spots. Water sports here are a truly unique experience since is where the river meets the sea.
  • Golf: The Troia Golf course is considered amongst Golf players to be one of the best top golf courses of the world and was considered by “Golf World” magazine to be one of the best 100 Golf courses of Europe. Robert Trent Jones Senior designed the course and it opened for play in 1980. The 368-metre par for 3rd is one of the finest sea holes in Portugal but there are more stunning holes in this course. The holes are laid out on the dunes whilst magnificent pinewoods line most of the fairways on the inland side. The course is challenging but whilst playing the player has charming views across the sand to the magnificent blue Atlantic. There are also Golf lessons available.
  • Tennis: There is a tennis academy in Troia with 10 green courts for you to play day and night. They also offer tennis lessons if you want to learn a new sport while on holidays!
  • Roman ruins: If you want to know a bit of history as well, you can also visit the 16th Century Roman ruins in Troia. Some very important finds have been made since excavations began in 1850. The main visible features are fish-salting tanks as large as 3 metres square, port buildings, tombs and baths with traces of mosaic and marble lining.
  • Luxury resorts: In Troia there are  luxury resorts with plenty to offer like spa treatments and shows, if you want to take advantage of the best Troia has to offer.
  • Restaurants: In Troia there are beach restaurants and snack bars where you can taste the famous fish dishes and seafood of the region of Setubal , whilst enjoying a stunning view of the Setubal bay and Arrabida Hills , in a really relaxing environment.

Staying in Troia is a good option if you visit the region of Setubal, combining relaxation, stunning views and easy access to the city of Setubal and the other locations around.

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

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal

Contact us if you wish to know more info about Troia.

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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.