Arrabida, 2009 Photo: Sérgio Crisóstomo
The Atlantic sea is very beautiful and the coastline is very different and varied along the country, and so also the nature itself. One has to remember that the Atlantic sea is big and a bit colder and bigger waves than the Mediterranean where may of us are more used to go. But here are calm places and wonderful beaches to discover. They are also not so crowded outside July and August. Remember to respect the different flags about the sea conditions for the moment, by red flag don't enter the water.
"Praia Santa Rita", the beach more near the houses 4,5 km is one of my favourites. Often it's almost empty and it's clean and very beautiful with the cliffs dividing the sea with the rest of the landscape. The water is clean since it's open sea. The beach has guards, showers and café.
"Foz de Arelho", a river that runs out in the sea and makes a huge beach area and almost like a swimming pool with still water. Near Óbidos north of Vimeiro. Showers, guards and plenty of cafés. Pools in Vimeiro By the entrance to the National park in Vimeiro there is a beautiful placed public pool with cheap prices. The distance to the houses is about 2 km.
The Hotel Golf Mar has a indoor and out door pool available also for the non resident. There are also a spa with good prices.