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Porto Covo beach – Sines

Porto Covo beach – Sines

Porto Covo Beaches  in Sines are  dotted with some rocks, mostly visited in summer, the location, the beauty of the place and the temperatures.

Allows volleyball and has good conditions for surfing.

Some of the beaches have beach bar, restaurants .

Urban and spacious beaches are sheltered and guarded.

Quite popular not only for surfers and body-boarders, that beaches are the preferred home of many tourists there who faithfully return every year.

Blue Flag

District: Setúbal, County: Sines,Town: Porto Covo Easy

Parking: Outdoor hard dirt Park in front of the beach.

Great but not enough to demand it has. Hunting underwater, Fishing, Surfing, Volleyball, Surf , Scuba dive

Support services available:

Showers, Bar / coffee shop.

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.

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Sines

Sines

Sines is a city and county of the Setubal region located 150 km south of Lisbon at the very centre of South-western Portuguese coast.

Bordering the sea and the countryside, Porto Covo is a picturesque village with some of the most beautiful and preserved Portuguese beaches, protected by the natural park of Sudoeste Alentejano & Costa Vicentina.

The town’s history dates back to Roman times when it was called Sinus.

Over the years established good tradition relations with some of the Mediterranean nations and thrived.

Sines is the birthplace of explorer Vasco da Gama (1469-1524), discoverer of the sea route to India in 1497/98.

The house where he was born has been reconstructed as a museum. What do in Sines?

  • Historic centre: Sines’ historic centre goes along the cliff, from the Castle to the Fortress of Revelim, and remains charming, in spite of all the changes in the land. Besides the magnificent views to the Atlantic, in all its length, we must highlight, among the points of interest, the shopping streets, around the ancient medieval axis (Rua Cândido dos Reis and Rua Teófilo Braga), the Largo dos Penedos (with the ancient watch-tower, where fishermen watched the sea) and Rua Vasco da Gama, where the manor house that caused his expulsion from Sines was supposed to be.
  • Fishing Harbour: The history of Sines was, until 35 years ago, the history of a fishing village. Nowadays, in spite of not having the importance of times past, fishing continues to employ hundreds of men and to give the bay of Sines a charm and colouring unique in Alentejo. Before or after your meal, in summer or in winter, a visit to the fishing harbour and to the marginal avenue of Beach Vasco da Gama may be an incursion to the emotional centre of the city.
  • Visit to Porto Covo: Porto Covo is one of the most beautiful villages of the country, and, for certain, one of the most beautiful coasts, also a jewel of popular architecture. Visit the Ilha do Pessegueiro, the channel of Pessegueiro Island was used as a harbour of refuge by the Carthaginians and the Romans in the difficult climb of the coast of Alentejo.
  • Beaches: In Sines you have many different types of beaches to choose from:
  1. Family beaches: The Beaches of Morgavel, Vale Figueiros, Grande of Porto Covo, Ilha do Pessegueiro and S. Torpes, which, in the last few years, were rewarded with the Blue Flag of Europe, are excellent due to their natural characteristics, and due to the possibility of receiving the whole population, from the children to the elders.
  2. Naturist beaches : Praia do Salto (Beach of Salto). Located between Cerro da Águia and Cerca Nova, with a private and peaceful environment, it is part, since 2002, of the restricted group of naturist beaches officially recognised in Portugal.
  3. Historic beaches: Praia Vasco da Gama (Vasco da Gama Beach): Integrated in the urban tissue of the city of Sines and testimony of the main events of its history – from the pirates attacks to the embarkation of D. Miguel to Brazil -, it is part of the face of Sines and of the heart of its people. Adjoining the Fishing Harbour, it remains charming and deserves to be visited, both in the summer and in the winter. Its marginal avenue is much used for walks and jogging.
  • World Music Festival: The Festival Músicas do Mundo (FMM), organised by the City Council of Sines, since 1999, is the most important event of the cultural year in Sines and the biggest of the kind in the country. Held, every year, in the last week of July, in the historic scenery of the Castle, FMM gathers the most important names of the world circuit in world music, jazz and blues.
  • Art Centre: An architecturally innovative space (the Aires Mateus architects’ project was awarded the AICA/MC 2005 prize), are held exhibits, concerts, theatre plays, book presentations, and so on. Guided visits available.
  • Archaeological museum and Sala’s Treasure: It can be visited within the walls of Misericórdia Chapel, a building immediately next to the Mother Church and the Castle. It’s an historical church, rebuilt in 1585 by D. Felipe  and reconverted to cultural functions in the 1990’s. The museum includes pieces from the Palaeolithic to the Baroque period.

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Alentejo Surf Circuit

Alentejo Surf Circuit

The Portuguese circuit called Alentejo Surf Circuit 2011 will be on Praia de São Torpes, near Sines on 21 and 22nd May.

The previous date to this event was 14 and 15th May, but the organization delayed one week for weather concerning.

This surf competition will have Surf, Longboard and Bodyboard, with the categories Surf Open, Female Surf, Surf Under-16, Surf Under-12, Bodyboard and Longboard.

The organization will accept inscriptions till May 20th ( 12 am) with a limit of inscriptions per category.

Have fun, learn more about Sines on Setubal Region.

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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 Circuit at S. Torpes, Sines

Surf Circuit at S. Torpes, Sines

Sines will receive on the September 9, 10 and 11th at São Torpes Beach the 5th stage of the National Deeply Surf Circuit 2011. Organized by Sines Surf Club in a Partnership with the Municipality of Sines.

The competition will have the best national athletes of Surf Sub-18, Sub-16, Sub-14 and Sub-12 will compete for a good classification on the 5th stage of the competition.

São Torpes on Municipality of Sines is known by his amazing conditions for water sports, besides surf it is usual to find kite surfers ( check hotspots of kitesurf ) on the beach searching for the amazing waves and wind.

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.