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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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  • Monitor at any moment your children because this beach down very quickly and there are big waves and especially currents under sailors who destabilizes and causes offshore even a teen site is nevertheless beautiful with its cliffs and its so typical funicular
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  • Nazaré Beach offers a beautiful prospect with its rows of blue and white striped canvas Beach cabins especially from Sitio old perched on the cliff, too bad the wind is always présent(trop?) And the beach represents a potential danger for children seen its fairly large slope that requires on the part of parents monitoring at all times, the best place to enjoy: closer to the bottom of the cliff to be a shelter from the wind and also enjoy more flat bottoms.
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  • Beautiful city, beautiful beach, good food, lots of places to practice sports, popular beach for surfers, with waves of up to 30 meters high. Fantastic!
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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