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Praia da Nazare, Nazare

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#1 of 30 in Beaches in Central Portugal
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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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  • Nazare was an easy 1.5-2hr bus ride from Lisbon. We stayed at the Hotel Magic. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the breakfast tasty, the room comfortable. It is a modern hotel located a few bl...  more »
  • This beach was wide, lovely and clean and was joshi g the European beach volleyball games when we were there. There is a mosaic boardwalk that allows for a sand free walk along the beach; very lovely!  more »
  • We've gone up to Nazaré several times over the past two years to see the giant breaking wave...check the surf report, and know that when it's really pumping, it puts up an impressive display of the oc...  more »
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  • Extensive beach, good sand. Long promenade. Nice & good range of beach shops, food places.
  • Nice beach with big waves. Unfortunately, the waves are too big to take a dive into water, especially in winter. Lovely town, great fish meals. Small place and can easily be covered in one day...:)
  • Good quality beach, also good seafood near all the beach
  • This is a stunning beach, it is also home of the world's largest ever surfed waves
  • Lovely clean beach, sunshine, nice restaurants along the main road. Intersting historical artifacts along the beach front