Top 3 best beaches in Portugal you must see

Top 3 best beaches in Portugal you must see

Going to the beach for the sake of lying in the sun all day is not among my favorite experiences. Unless you are in Portugal and you go to a deserted beach. That means no tourists, no hassle, no noise, just you and the nature. And a glass of wine!

So here are 3 great beaches you must see when you come to Portugal, or in other words, a great place to start your exploration of the beaches in Portugal.


Nazare is a fascinating place, steeped in history and legend.

It is said that Dom Fuas Roupinho, alcalde of Porto de Mós, was hunting in the area when he started to chase a deer that ran towards the nearby cliff and, when he approached the edge and recognized that he was above the chapel with the Black Madonna, he prayed out loud ‘our Lady, Help Me’.  The horse stopped suddenly saving both rider and horse from a 100-metre fall.

To this day, you can still see the hoof imprinted on the floor.

The Praia do Norte is well-known for some of the world’s biggest waves, due to an underwater canyon with a depth of approximately 5 km which creates the extremely high waves.

In 2011, Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara broke the record for the biggest wave ever surfed at 78 feet, or 23.7 meters.

nazare portugal beach


One of the most beautiful  and colorful cliff and golden sand can be found at Praia da Falesia in Algarve Portugal. And the best bit is the  viewpoint that allows you to see the whole Falesia Beach from higher ground.

There is a special feeling when you are on a beach in Portugal, a certain freedom and hope, that you don’t really feel in other places.


Probably the most famous cave in Portugal and the perfect post card to take home with you. But Benagil is a place that is more than meets the eyes. Of course you should do the touristy thing and go once in a lifetyme on a pricy tour to that cave. But come back also in the winter and visit the deserted beach, the village of Benagil and the surroundings. Only then you will experience the true miracle of Benagil area.

benagil cave portugal

As usual, my advice to you? Go the the most remote beach you can find! There are many many spots on the map where you just find a winding road on a cliff that takes you on a little stretch of beach where you will have the privilege to experience the ocean all by yourself. Then and only then, you will truly grasp the miracle that is Portugal.

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