Alcobaça, magnificently placed between the Candeeiros Mountains and the coastline, has nine awarded safe beaches - Água de Madeiros, Pedro do Ouro, Polvoeira, Paredes da Vitória, Vale Furado, Légua, Falca, Gralha and São Martinho do Porto - that strike their visitors with eye-catching natural beauty.
This is a vast beach surrounded by black hills, coloured by marl stone. In the north hill there is a picturesque abandoned mill. We can contemplate the beautiful lighthouse of São Pedro de Moel from afar. Located near Leiria.
This charming beach is located very close to the World Heritage Monastery of Alcobaça. It is a perfect beach for families, because of its peacefulness, safety and closeness to the river. A quite striking rocky formation called “castle” resembles a resting lion facing the Atlantic. At the centre of the beach there is a small village with pleasant terraces, restaurants, a kids’ park and public toilets.
The seashell-shaped beach of São Martinho do Porto, founded by the Monks of Alcobaça Monastery in the 13th century, is located halfway between Nazaré and Caldas da Rainha. This cosy beach resembles a bay with very few waves, ideal for swimming with kids, hence its popularity among families! Actually, the bay defines the identity and the spirit of the place.
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