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Tróia Mar Beach

Tróia Mar Beach


It is the first of three Atlantic beaches of the Troiaresort , enjoying a view over the Arrábida Hills.

It features a full support from a Beach Club and have the tranquility of Sado´s river and Atlantic Ocean.

The access is via a network of walkways over-high, allowing a wide view over the dunes.

This beach is awarded the Blue Flag, which has also been awarded the prize of accessible beach.

You can relax, have fun with sports , be part of spectacular sunset with and without music, and on some Saturdays on Summer have surprises party beach and dance on the sand.

Blue Flag beach and candidate to 7 best beaches on Portugal.

gps: 38º29’37”N 8º54’17”E

support services:Tents and beach chairs rental / WC / Restaurants / Locker Rooms / Paddle Boat Rentals

nautical sports: Kitesurf / Surf / Windsurf / Bodyboard / Jetski / Sailing

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

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



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.

Tortas de Azeitao – Recipe

Tortas de Azeitao – Recipe


Mix the egg yolks and sugar, and beat till thickened.

Then beat in the flour till the ingredients are combined.

Now add the whipped up egg whites into the mixture.

Note that the egg whites should be whipped up manually.

Grease the baking tray and pour in the mixture (alternatively you could use individual metallic cube trays) and let it stand for 10 minutes before placing in the oven.

Oven should be heated to 220ºC. Remove the pies from the oven, brush them with egg custard and roll them up.

These are individual rolls, so you can select the size; however, we suggest a 5 cm diameter and 8 cm length.

They should have a yellow colour to them and look undercooked.

Now you have the recipe for the “tortas” from the amazing town of Azeitao, on the Portugal Dream Coast.

If you come  to Portugal Dream Coast for a visit, you mustn’t miss this delicacy on your summer vacations.


  • 20 egg whites
  • 20 egg yolks
  • 400 grs. sugar
  • 70 grs. flour

You can see other recipes from Setúbal region on Portugal Dream Coast website, on the Recipes Category .