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Praia da Nazare, Nazare
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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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  • Beautiful beach, paradise! City well cared for with many options for hosting. Many restaurants and entertainment options
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  • I love this beach. Beautiful especially in winter where you can appreciate the power of this wonderful blue sea
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  • You can stroll along the beach, the promenade is pretty. You have also shops across the road. It's very nice; a moment of relaxation. You can enjoy the Sun and the terraces :)
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  • impressive waves. the water is below 20° the whole year. but u can still swim in a small area of the beach where the waves are a bit smaller. also u can rent little tents for the day to not burn in the sun
  • wonderful views. Go there when there is a storm and see the natures fury.
  • 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.
  • Lot of wind, enormous wave. Cool for surf but do not bring children there.
  • Love Nazare with all of the restaurants and vendors. So charming and clean like the rest of Portugal