Praia da Nazare, Nazare

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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. See Praia da Nazare and all Nazare has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nazare trip itinerary builder app.
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  • We were unlucky with the weather during our visit and thus we didn't really get to enjoy Praia da Nazare. However, the beach is big and broad and obviously offers a great time when the weather is... 
    We were unlucky with the weather during our visit and thus we didn't really get to enjoy Praia da Nazare. However, the beach is big and broad and obviously offers a great time when the weather is...  more »
  • What a lovely beach! The sand is golden and is smooth and soft. The water is a great turquoise colour. You can take along your own umbrella and chill out here for the day. The water is gorgeous... 
    What a lovely beach! The sand is golden and is smooth and soft. The water is a great turquoise colour. You can take along your own umbrella and chill out here for the day. The water is gorgeous...  more »
  • Awesome beach and a great place to be. The waves are phenomenal and that’s just the regular beach. And then there’s Praia do Norte, which is a true surfers paradise with waves that can go up to 20... 
    Awesome beach and a great place to be. The waves are phenomenal and that’s just the regular beach. And then there’s Praia do Norte, which is a true surfers paradise with waves that can go up to 20...  more »
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  • I love the sand here! Coarse but great to lay on. Doesn't stick much to clothes or skin. Flags to indicate when safe or not to swim. Great place to do beach paddle game. Has beach soccer areas. Surfing
  • The long stretch of beach and spotless sands are a good way of exercising or relaxing. The marina is a hub of activity and the bustling masses make this place come alive in summer and its a quiet haven in the winter months. The cafes and restaurants offer a fine choice of cuisine. The sunsets here are breath taking.
  • Big beach, kept clean, when we were there gentle waves, Get off the front and wander the back streets and you can find good food for good value for money. Remember, if a restaurant looks pretty but is empty, ask yourself why. Always look for the busy restaurants, you might have to wait but you should get good food. What has been a pleasant surprise is all of the restaurant house wines have been good.
  • Is a stunning beach with the cliff overhanging. Very windy day, and too rough in the waves at the beach to swim, so the lifeguards had the red flag up. We still enjoyed some time relaxing in the sun between gusts of sand swept up in the wind. Honestly was lovely despite it
  • A bit windy but it's a beautiful place, great fish and a lot of tradition.

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