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São Martinho do Porto's bay: 'children's beach' for everyone

Since many years São Martinho do Porto is 'the place to be' for beach lovers from cities like Lisbon. Because of the specific form and location of the bay, both beach and sea are almost always accessible for everyone. This is why in summer the beach is also called Praia das Crianças, children's beach.

During summer holidays parking your car in São Martinho do Porto can be a challenge. In the rest of the year it's absolutely no problem.

All facilities are there. There is a small playground, and during the summer you can rent a beach tent. Also in summer (part of) the beach is supervised by lifeguards.

Highly recommended is the boardwalk, which makes it possible to walk around the bay from the quays to Salir do Porto. Give yourself at least 45 minutes for this walk.

Praia da Gralha: magpie beach

How did this beach get it's name? Who knows. This beach is located just outside the bay, north of the village. This is a quiet beach, mainly because of the rough Atlantic Ocean. Great for a walk or sunbathing when the weather is good, or to get a breath of fresh air when the conditions are not that good.

Praia Salgado: for those who like a quiet day at the beach

This vast beach is located between São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. The sea is usually quite rough, and the beach has a steep slope to the sea, so it's not recommended to go in the water. However it's an excellent beach if you prefer a quit day at the beach.

You can access the beach easily, and parking facilities are reasonable. Other facilities are limited. During high season part of the beach is supervised by lifeguards.

Part of the beach (walk in the direction of Nazaré) is an (unofficial) beach for nudists.

Praia de Salir: fishers beach

This part of the bay has a flat surface and is devided by the river de Tornada.

Its easily to reach and is child-friendly