9 Seaside Destinations In Portugal To Add To Your Bucket List

Recognized as the World’s Leading Destination 2017, Portugal is gradually becoming one of the most popular countries in the world. We blame it on the sunny and warm weather, delicious Portuguese gastronomy, incredible monuments to discover, and a long, beautiful coastline. If you’re visiting Portugal and are looking for the perfect coastal destination, WarmRental is sharing 9 charming seaside destinations that you must visit!

See also: 9 Seaside Destinations In Algarve To Add To Your Bucket List

9 Seaside Destinations In Portugal To Add To Your Bucket List

Viana Do Castelo

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In the North of Portugal, you will find one of the most charming seaside destinations in the country: Viana do Castelo. The city is filled with history and antique buildings that you’ll want to discover.

What to do?

  • Visit Santuário de Santa Luzia
  • Discover Praça de República
  • Visit Museu do Traje

Find here villas and apartments to rent in Viana do Castelo!

Aveiro

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Located in central Portugal, Aveiro is often called the Venice of Portugal thanks to its stunning canals. In the city, you’ll find beautiful whitewashed houses featuring traditional azulejo façades in different patterns and colors.

What to do?

  • Do a Moliceiro boat tour
  • Visit the Monastery of Jesus
  • Visit Ecomuseu Marina da Troncalhada

Find here villas and apartments to rent in Aveiro!

Nazaré

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Nazaré has a long tradition connected to fishing but ever since the famous surfer Garrett McNamara rode a 100ft World Record Wave, the town is mostly known as a top surf destination.

What to do?

  • Head to Sítio for an impressive view of Nazaré
  • Visit Ermida da Memória chapel
  • Surf or watch other people surfing at Fort of São Miguel Arcanjo

Find here villas and apartments to rent in Nazaré!

Azenhas do Mar

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Located near Sintra, Azenhas do Mar is a small coastal town that will give you a stunning new perspective of the village. Cradled in a cliffside by the Atlantic Ocean, it features picturesque houses and small natural pools formed by the water. Definitely deserves a visit!

What to do?

  • Appreciate the view of Sintra
  • Have dinner at restaurant Azenhas do Mar while watching the sunset
  • Visit the Pena National Palace in Sintra

Cascais

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Cascais was once a small fishing village but is now a charming resort town with a fancy marina and a lovely old town. Located 30 km from Lisbon, Cascais also makes for an enjoyable day trip from the Portuguese capital.

What to do?

  • Visit Boca do Inferno (Mouth of Hell)
  • Rent a bicycle and explore the town
  • Surf at Praia do Guincho

Aljezur

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Near the border between Alentejo and the Algarve, you can find Aljezur. Located in the Costa Vicentina, it is much quieter than the most popular in the Algarve, such as Albufeira, but it’s still beautiful. If you’re traveling during the Winter, it’s known for being a great surf spot.

What to do?

  • Explore the Vicentine Coast Natural Park
  • Visit the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Alva church
  • Discover the ruins of the Moorish castle

Find here villas and apartments to rent in Aljezur!

Lagos

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If you want to discover some of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve, in Lagos you will find an excellent selection. Make sure to visit Ponta da Piedade, one of the most stunning landmarks in the region that is sure to impress you!

What to do?

  • Discover Ponta da Piedade
  • Do a boat tour of the caves
  • Visit Lagos Zoo

Find here villas and apartments to rent in Lagos!

Albufeira

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Albufeira is the most popular town in the Algarve, featuring one of the largest beaches in the region. Picture soft golden sand, calm waters, and breathtaking cliffs. Also known as the Algarve’s party center, it has lots of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs where you can relax and have fun.

What to do?

  • Sunbathe at Praia da Falésia
  • Explore the Old Town
  • Visit Zoomarine

Find here villas and apartments to rent in Albufeira!

Tavira

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Tavira is a small town with a charming feel. Because it’s still under the tourist radar, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the Algarve but avoid the crowds in some of the most popular cities. Tavira has a Roman bridge and a medieval castle, as well as a small island that you can visit.

What to do?

  • Visit the ruins of the Moorish Castle
  • Visit Ilha de Tavira island
  • Walk along the banks of the Gilão River

Find here villas and apartments to rent in Tavira!

See also: 11 Things To Do In Algarve For A Memorable Holiday

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