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Praia da Nazare, Nazare

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Big waves and wide sandy swaths make Praia da Nazare one of the most popular spots along the country's Atlantic coastline. Due to its geography and strong ocean currents, this beach often sees monster breakers in excess of 20 m (78 ft), a huge draw for some of the world's top surfers. In addition to record-breaking waves, the beach offers easy access to the nearby town of Nazare, a busy tourist resort packed with trendy shops and award-winning seafood restaurants. The current is extremely strong here, even on calm days, so watch out for the really big swells, and keep an eye on the weakest swimmers in your party. Before you head to Nazare, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nazare vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Nazare has to offer, including Praia da Nazare.
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  • I was on the beach of Nazaré and follow the visitors who enjoy watching a good curl should not miss.
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  • The beaches in Nazare are some of the most beautiful anywhere in the world. Having recently been in Rio it reminded me of Ipanema Beach without the crowds. We were here in September and been on the No...  read more »
  • Nazare is a typical European holiday resort with an extensive beachfront that is accessible to all. The promenade looks good and still being developed and there is no shortage of bars and restaurants ...  read more »
  • Great people, the sea culture is very present in everyday life. The food is great and the views are amazing, especially from the lighthouse. From the Sítio da Nazaré, were the lighthouse is located, you get the best views from both beaches, Nazaré and Praia do Norte. The last is famous for the big 100ft waves surfed by north american big wave surfer Garrett McNamara.
  • Large beach but can become very crowded peak season (July/August). Very touristic. You'll certainly find ladies by the promenade trying to rent out rooms/apartments as "barraquinhas" - small tents by the shore. Paid parking nearby.
  • wonderful views. Go there when there is a storm and see the natures fury.
  • Awesome views great atmosphere and friendly people
  • Stunning beach not to be missed
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