Best Beaches on the Silver Coast

Santa Cruz – Torres Vedras, ©Fr Antunes/Flickr

The best beaches around Europe are to be found here on the Silver Coast of which many carry the Blue Flag, meaning that they are one of the cleanest beaches and also very beautiful. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the golden sands, white cliffs, natural coves and the silvery water after which this region, the Silver Coast, was named. If you are a water sports enthusiast we recommend you book a holiday to one of the amazing beaches of the Silver Coast. There are all kinds of beaches: crowded, lively ones and beaches hidden away. In the summer season the most popular beaches like Nazare, Ericeira, Foz do Arelho and Peniche are full of tourists.

Enter the beehive

As it was mentioned, Nazare is one of the most popular beaches on the Silver Coast. It is a perfect location for teens and young people who always like to be in the middle of things. The place is crowded by tourists and visitors from all over the world. Meet new people and make new friends. Ericeira, also a well known beach by tourists, is a fantastic surfing location which is ideal for all kinds of water sport activities.

Ericeira Coast, ©hfc104/Flickr

Foz do Arelho is a sandy beach ideal for a family vacation. It is located on the shores of Óbidos lagoon where there are safe swimming areas where not only adults but children also can have fun. The beaches of Peniche are very famous for its surfing spots. You want to ride a wild tide? Visit Peniche and enjoy the ride. Areia Branca is also one of the popular beaches where you can check into one of its well-developed resorts for holiday makers.

Peaceful holiday

The beach of São Pedro de Moel is one of the most spectacular beaches in Portugal. It is a small and sheltered beach where you can have your privacy and enjoy your holiday peacefully away from the crowd. Also a hidden away beach can be found at São Martinho do Porto. The beach is located in a sheltered bay surrounded by cliffs.

São Pedro de Moel, ©K. Kendall/Flickr

Moments of relaxation

Consolação is located not far from Peniche and is famous for its relaxation resorts. Are you having troubles with your rheumatism or you just want to enjoy a nice massage? Come to Consolação and let yourself be pampered for a short while.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz – Torres Vedras, ©Fr Antunes/Flickr

Traveling towards the western region of Portugal you will bump into the stunning town of Santa Cruz where the best beaches are to be found. Here all needs will be satisfied. You can join the mass on the crowded beaches or walk for a while and find a more abandoned, lonely beach. There is fun for every visitor here from wild teenagers or romantic couples to families or expert surfers.

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