The heat is in fact invading the whole country! After a surprisingly warm Winter, many people expected a timid Summer, with no high temperatures. It looks like those who thought that was wrong, as it tends to be exactly the opposite. When the heat comes, what everyone wants is to enjoy some holidays, right? No doubt! That is why we present to you 3 beaches in Portugal in this blog post – from North to South. Keep on reading!
Lagos – Algarve
It is obvious that thinking of beaches, it was imperative to add some of the Algarve region. The beaches of Lagos are always present on the lists of the most beautiful ones in Europe and the world, and there is a reason why! The stretch between Ponta da Piedade and the centre of Lagos is spectacular. The golden sand beaches and the transparent sea are located between beautiful geological formations on the coast.
Those who are in the region may yet take the chance to visit Dona Ana beach, Camilo beach and the Ponta da Piedade – wonderful and very much sought-after. In fact, all of the stretch of a little over 2 km in this area is mentioned in the lists of the best beaches in Portugal and the world.
Comporta – Alentejo
Located on the coast of the Alentejo, the Comporta beach has been winning more and more admirers over the years. Last year, the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia considered it the chiquest beach on the continent – surpassing the famous beaches of Greece, Côte d’Azur and Croatia.
This enormous beach at Comporta is very sought-after by tourists given its easy access, as well as the good parking spots. Resting within the limits of the Natural Reservation of the Sado Estuary, this beach is a preserved natural space, where the original vegetation on the dunes is preserved, encircled by a forest of pine trees. The sea has good conditions for the practice of kitesurf, and some competitions take place here. So, if you want to get to know Portuguese beaches, this one is certainly an excellent option.
Praia de Moledo – Caminha
For those who prefer a colder sea – even in Summer – Moledo beach is a great tip. Located in Caminha, near the border with Spain, this beach is one of the most beautiful in the North region, with a distinct landscape worthy of a postcard photo.
The strong wind and agitated sea make surfers and windsurfers pick this spot for their adventures. Encircled by dunes, dense vegetation and wood passageways, Moledo beach is a mandatory place for well-spent holidays. Parking spots, sanitary facilities and several restaurants in the area make this place even more convenient and attractive. So, if you want to get to know Portuguese beaches, don’t leave this one out!
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Translated by Joana Teixeira