Everyone loves a scenic beauty, especially when it is surrounded by vast water-bodies. Since Portugal is located on one of the shores of Atlantic Ocean, it has innumerable varieties of beaches and coasts to make your vacations better than ever. Here are some of the best sea views in Portugal.
- Praia Forte do Paço, Viana do Castelo
Praia Forte do Paço is situated in the north-western district of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. It emits a scenic beauty with the exotic views of a coastline of coves, dunes and secret beaches. Praia Forte do Paço is the best amongst all. This place got its name from an old legend’s story when in the 18th century the place was great for playing pirates. The place is now a perfect vacation spots for families. You can stay at Casa D’João Enes.
- Dunas de São Jacinto, Aveiro
Everyone loves a landscape which has sea on one side and mountains on the other. Averio is such a rural district situated in Portugal. To the west of Aveiro, harbours a huge variety of birdlife. It is a protected nature reserve and 8km path of clear white sand which remains untouched. Once you are there, look out for sandpipers, gannets and osprey on the wild beach. You can stay at a campsite at São Jacinto.
- Praia do Baleal, Peniche
This place is a perfect haunt for mini explorers. The beach is located at an hour’s drive from Lisbon. The beach provide surfing services too, as the low tides have always been a part of Baleal Beach. The beach is adorn with sea-worn rocks, rockpools, shimmering seaweed, tiny crabs and shells. You can stay at Quinta do Juncal.
- Praia da Adraga, Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
If you drive to the north of Lisbon for half an hour, you’ll find hidden castles amongst forests and hills, where the Sinatra hills are located. This scene beauty is covered with dramatic cliffs with several coves which includes Praia da Adraga. It is shaped like the trunk of an elephant, sandy with rocks paving the way into the sea. It is a favorite choice amongst the surfers. The best time to visit this place is summers. You can stay at Salty Way House.
- Praia da Amália, Brejão
This wild coast is harbored in the far south-west area which is full of rocky monasteries, ancient ruins and exotic quiet beaches. Follow a path through Herdade Amália guesthouse, near Azenha do Mar village and climb down rough-hewn steps to Praia da Amália. A freshwater beach is harbored on the sandy cove, providing a natural shower. It is a picture-perfect beach, which was named after 1940s the famous Amália Rodrigues, who was an orange-seller who turned into a fado singer. If you hike up to like 3km the path from Azenhas do Mar and you will see the wild coastal landscape with views = to the Monchique mountains. You can stay at Cerro da Fontinha in Brejão.