The Alentejo coast is a great place for those who want to spend a few days in a well-preserved and pristine coastal area. Come and have a good time at the beach (or lagoon) and enjoy the excellent local food, always in a fantastic atmosphere.
From the port of Sines , the natural sandy paradise changes and the smooth bays alternate with more scenic beaches with rock formations. Among these, the São Torpes , Morgável and Vale Figueiros beaches deserve a longer stop with the family. The great wealth of the subaquatic landscape of this area is also much appreciated for diving.
Along the tracks to the beach, you will find small places to eat fish in little villages overlooking the sea, like Porto Covo , a picturesque fishing village that welcomes you to a pretty square surrounded by low houses. The beach is very convivial and from its small port, with its colourful boats, you can reach the island of Pessegueiro opposite, visible out to sea.
Continue to Vila Nova de Milfontes , at the mouth of the River Mira. We suggest exploring around the ocean beach and the river by boat or canoe, with friends. You can even go up river to Odemira .
Almograve , amongst the cliffs and red dunes, is a sanctuary and one of the most appreciated beaches for surfing and body boarding. You can walk through the countryside to the beach from the town, past million-year old dunes and rock formations.
Further south, the Sardão Cape is a wild spot, but also a breathtaking lookout point over the jagged coast. It is the only place in the world where the white stork nests on the cliffs.
This inspiring tour continues to Zambujeira do Mar , with other beaches to be discovered. Here, like along the whole coast, surfers will find perfect waves to refine their style and have fun.
But the Alentejo coastline is not only beaches. To the south of Sines, you enter the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina ( Southwestern Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Natural Park), abounding in hiking and mountain bike trails to choose from. The various marked trails along the 340km which make up the Vicentina Route, between Santiago do Cacém and São Vicente Cape, are a good way to get to know the region, come into contact with the everyday life of its residents and have other experiences of the local customs and traditions.