Guia de Sesimbra - Saudade Apartments

Saudade Apartments
Saudade Apartments
Guia de Sesimbra - Saudade Apartments

The Neighborhood

Sesimbra is located just 40 kms from Lisbon center and is one of the most beautiful fishing villages in Portugal. It's a village full of narrow alleyways and streets full of art, its pleasant marginal avenue along the beach, its restored fortress and its towering castle with superb views over the bay of Sesimbra and Arrábida, and a gastronomy based on fresh fish and seafood that leaves anyone salivating. Serra da Árrabida Natural Park is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, and has a lot to offer, from the most beautiful beaches in the world and the most amazing landscapes.
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Sesimbra
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Sesimbra is located just 40 kms from Lisbon center and is one of the most beautiful fishing villages in Portugal. It's a village full of narrow alleyways and streets full of art, its pleasant marginal avenue along the beach, its restored fortress and its towering castle with superb views over the bay of Sesimbra and Arrábida, and a gastronomy based on fresh fish and seafood that leaves anyone salivating. Serra da Árrabida Natural Park is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, and has a lot to offer, from the most beautiful beaches in the world and the most amazing landscapes.

Sightseeing

Must see in Sesimbra
Sesimbra’s Castle is the last of the Portuguese castles on the sea to maintain the medieval design. It was classified as a National Monument in 1910 and brings together several reasons of interest. It is possible to walk along it’s walls and admire the unique views over the Sesimbra town and the sea. Inside there are two permanent exhibitions about the castle’s history, a heritage interpretation center, a church and a disabled cemetery. It also offers a museum circuit that allows the visitor to independently enjoy the various points of interest of the Castle.
Castelo
Sesimbra’s Castle is the last of the Portuguese castles on the sea to maintain the medieval design. It was classified as a National Monument in 1910 and brings together several reasons of interest. It is possible to walk along it’s walls and admire the unique views over the Sesimbra town and the sea. Inside there are two permanent exhibitions about the castle’s history, a heritage interpretation center, a church and a disabled cemetery. It also offers a museum circuit that allows the visitor to independently enjoy the various points of interest of the Castle.
It was built 365 years ago at a time when danger came from the sea and as maritime boundaries had to be defended, it was meticulously restored in 2014 so visitors can understand the original functions of each space, from the storerooms area to the Governor's house, through the dormitories, giving you an idea of ​​how these fortifications worked. It is a cultural space that helps different kinds of events like exhibitions, musical performances. It also contains Sesimbra’s Maritime Museum. It is a symbol of Sesimbra, in a true house of culture and a mandatory point of passage for all who visit us. The view of the beach, the town and the harbor, make it a place of choice to contemplate Sesimbra. SESIMBRA'S MARITIME MUSEUM The museum exhibits a rich heritage linked to the sea and fishing,  largely the result of working closely with the fishing community. A 5000 year old anchor stock associated with navigation in the Roman period and a set of hooks and net weights dated between 2500 and 200 BC are the oldest artifacts in exhibition, and transport the visitor back in time to meet the various peoples who passed through the territory, as well as their strong relationship with the sea. How Sesimbra’s fishermen travelled, their devotion to the sea and seafaring, the various fishing gear, the Parque Marítimo and King D. Carlos are some of the subject areas that occupy the various areas of the site. Many of the exhibits were provided by Sesimbra fishermen or their families  and belonged to vessels or fishing stores. Some of the models were made by local  authors, and much of the available information was compiled and worked in collaboration with our seamen, people of immense knowledge. Furthermore, using new technologies you can query a database about our fishermen, their main fishing routes and fishing grounds. The museum is divided into themes that occupy several areas of the Santiago Fortress, an emblematic building, also connected to the sea, which through this model becomes an "exhibit" of the Museum itself. The reception is located next to the Tourist Office at the monument entrance. After purchasing the ticket and being informed about the context, visitors can circulate through the various areas and choose how best to organize their own visit. A year after opening its doors, the Sesimbra Maritime Museum received an honorable mention and two awards from the Portuguese Museology Association at the Museum of the Year Awards,  thus recognizing the work carried out by the City Council, in partnership with the fishing community, which greatly contributed to making this museum a reality.
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Castelo de Sesimbra
11 R. Nossa Sra. do Castelo
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It was built 365 years ago at a time when danger came from the sea and as maritime boundaries had to be defended, it was meticulously restored in 2014 so visitors can understand the original functions of each space, from the storerooms area to the Governor's house, through the dormitories, giving you an idea of ​​how these fortifications worked. It is a cultural space that helps different kinds of events like exhibitions, musical performances. It also contains Sesimbra’s Maritime Museum. It is a symbol of Sesimbra, in a true house of culture and a mandatory point of passage for all who visit us. The view of the beach, the town and the harbor, make it a place of choice to contemplate Sesimbra. SESIMBRA'S MARITIME MUSEUM The museum exhibits a rich heritage linked to the sea and fishing,  largely the result of working closely with the fishing community. A 5000 year old anchor stock associated with navigation in the Roman period and a set of hooks and net weights dated between 2500 and 200 BC are the oldest artifacts in exhibition, and transport the visitor back in time to meet the various peoples who passed through the territory, as well as their strong relationship with the sea. How Sesimbra’s fishermen travelled, their devotion to the sea and seafaring, the various fishing gear, the Parque Marítimo and King D. Carlos are some of the subject areas that occupy the various areas of the site. Many of the exhibits were provided by Sesimbra fishermen or their families  and belonged to vessels or fishing stores. Some of the models were made by local  authors, and much of the available information was compiled and worked in collaboration with our seamen, people of immense knowledge. Furthermore, using new technologies you can query a database about our fishermen, their main fishing routes and fishing grounds. The museum is divided into themes that occupy several areas of the Santiago Fortress, an emblematic building, also connected to the sea, which through this model becomes an "exhibit" of the Museum itself. The reception is located next to the Tourist Office at the monument entrance. After purchasing the ticket and being informed about the context, visitors can circulate through the various areas and choose how best to organize their own visit. A year after opening its doors, the Sesimbra Maritime Museum received an honorable mention and two awards from the Portuguese Museology Association at the Museum of the Year Awards,  thus recognizing the work carried out by the City Council, in partnership with the fishing community, which greatly contributed to making this museum a reality.
The Arrábida Natural Park is a must see specially for nature lovers, hikers and trekkers, it won this title in 1976. It has an area of ​​10 521 hectares and 500 meters of altitude. The beauty of the natural park is not limited to the beaches and breathtaking landscapes. There you can also find rare animal and plant species and ancient caves. This area has so much to see, start your tour with a road trip along the winding roads of the natural park, don’t miss the opportunity to stop on both sides of the road to admire the view over the sea and the mountain, there are several viewpoints along the way. Take one of Arrábida's many hiking trails to access superb views of the Atlantic, discover abandoned convents, forts and palaces and end the day take a dip in one of its amazing beaches.
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Parque Natural da Arrábida
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The Arrábida Natural Park is a must see specially for nature lovers, hikers and trekkers, it won this title in 1976. It has an area of ​​10 521 hectares and 500 meters of altitude. The beauty of the natural park is not limited to the beaches and breathtaking landscapes. There you can also find rare animal and plant species and ancient caves. This area has so much to see, start your tour with a road trip along the winding roads of the natural park, don’t miss the opportunity to stop on both sides of the road to admire the view over the sea and the mountain, there are several viewpoints along the way. Take one of Arrábida's many hiking trails to access superb views of the Atlantic, discover abandoned convents, forts and palaces and end the day take a dip in one of its amazing beaches.
It that was built by Friar Martinho de Santa Maria in the 16th century, a Spanish Franciscan to whom D. João de Lencastre (1501-1571), first duke of Aveiro, gave these lands (25 hectares).
Convento de Santa Maria da Arrábida
It that was built by Friar Martinho de Santa Maria in the 16th century, a Spanish Franciscan to whom D. João de Lencastre (1501-1571), first duke of Aveiro, gave these lands (25 hectares).
Lagoa Pequena and Cabo Espichel are two special Protection Areas for birds which are increasingly sought after by photographers, biologists, ornithologists and birdwatching enthusiasts. Included in birdwatching tours, the Lagoa Pequena is one of the largest wetlands of Portugal and one of the five most important sites in Europe of movement between nesting areas for several species. In the area there is an Interpretative Site composed of circuits and observatories that allow close watch of some of the most beautiful birds that exist in our country, such as the Purple Swamphen, the Mallard, the Purple Heron and the Great Tit. In the area of Cabo Espichel, characterized by high cliffs and a land area of open fields and forests, migratory passage species can be observed as well as bird species that nest on the cliffs, such as the Peregrine Falcon. The area has several observatories and walkways that make walking along the margins more comfortable. In the reception room, where technicians from the Society for the Study of Birds or the City Council are permanently available, information is provided about bird watching and there is a chart identifying the species that can be found in the area at any given time. There are also available for sale various items about birds, including the European Bird Guide. For those who don’t have binoculars, these can be rented for 1 Euro. For children there is an observation kit, consisting of a backpack with several items that will be useful during the visit. We recommend to book a Guided Tour (2h duration) so you can really make the most of your visit, they cost just 5€ per person, it's free for children up to 6 years old. It's necessary to book at least 2days in advance. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: from 9 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00 (from June 15 to September 15, from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.30) Last entry: 1 hour before closing Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays Ticket price: 6.70€
Interpretive Area Little Lagoon
Lagoa Pequena and Cabo Espichel are two special Protection Areas for birds which are increasingly sought after by photographers, biologists, ornithologists and birdwatching enthusiasts. Included in birdwatching tours, the Lagoa Pequena is one of the largest wetlands of Portugal and one of the five most important sites in Europe of movement between nesting areas for several species. In the area there is an Interpretative Site composed of circuits and observatories that allow close watch of some of the most beautiful birds that exist in our country, such as the Purple Swamphen, the Mallard, the Purple Heron and the Great Tit. In the area of Cabo Espichel, characterized by high cliffs and a land area of open fields and forests, migratory passage species can be observed as well as bird species that nest on the cliffs, such as the Peregrine Falcon. The area has several observatories and walkways that make walking along the margins more comfortable. In the reception room, where technicians from the Society for the Study of Birds or the City Council are permanently available, information is provided about bird watching and there is a chart identifying the species that can be found in the area at any given time. There are also available for sale various items about birds, including the European Bird Guide. For those who don’t have binoculars, these can be rented for 1 Euro. For children there is an observation kit, consisting of a backpack with several items that will be useful during the visit. We recommend to book a Guided Tour (2h duration) so you can really make the most of your visit, they cost just 5€ per person, it's free for children up to 6 years old. It's necessary to book at least 2days in advance. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: from 9 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00 (from June 15 to September 15, from 10.00 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.30) Last entry: 1 hour before closing Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays Ticket price: 6.70€
Lighthouse of Cabo Espichel For centuries the Portuguese coast was known by foreign vessels, especially the British, as the "black coast" because there was no lighting system to help navigation. In the late eighteenth century, the Marquis of Pombal built a network of lighthouses to make it safer, including the one on Cabo Espichel, one of oldest in Portugal, built in 1790. Over two hundred years later, the Lighthouse is still in operation and additionally represents a true symbol of Cabo Espichel. Open to the public once a week, on the initiative of the Portuguese Navy, it is a way of telling the story of the place and attesting to our relationship with the sea. Admiring the landscape from the 32 meter high tower is, in itself, a unique experience that is worth the 135 stone and 15 iron steps that you need to climb to get there, but along the route there is much more to discover.  At an altitude of 168 meters above sea level, the Lighthouse of Cabo Espichel has a luminous range of 26 miles, approximately 48 kilometers, and produces a white light that every 12 seconds emits three flashes. The optical apparatus smaller than the original, also comprises air/sea panels which emit light not only to the horizon, but also to the sky. In the tower one can still see the equipment that operated by means of a vapourized oil burner, which in 1883 replaced the Argand lamps, fueled by oil, and the old watch system, which in case of failure of the engines, is ready for action . In the late nineteenth century it received its first sound signal, a mechanically operated bell that later, with the arrival of electricity, was replaced by an air siren which, although deactivated, can still be seen on site. The equipment became fully autonomous in 1989. Despite all the existing electronic aid to navigation, the light of the lighthouse is still precious to those at sea. The Sesimbra fishermen are guided not only by the light but by the building itself. With the visual and sound technological advances that have occurred over the decades, the routine of the lighthouse keepers has also changed. However, just as the light of the lighthouse, their presence is also indispensable, not only in case of malfunction but also to care for its upkeep. Since 2011, along with 29 other buildings owned by the Navy, the lighthouse of Cabo Espichel has been open to the public once a week for tours, which explain the mission of the lighthouses and the work of lighthouse keepers, revealing to the public a very valuable cultural and historical heritage. Wednesdays, from 13.30 to 16.30hrs, in the winter time, or from 14.00 to 17.00hrs in the summertime
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Cabo Espichel
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Lighthouse of Cabo Espichel For centuries the Portuguese coast was known by foreign vessels, especially the British, as the "black coast" because there was no lighting system to help navigation. In the late eighteenth century, the Marquis of Pombal built a network of lighthouses to make it safer, including the one on Cabo Espichel, one of oldest in Portugal, built in 1790. Over two hundred years later, the Lighthouse is still in operation and additionally represents a true symbol of Cabo Espichel. Open to the public once a week, on the initiative of the Portuguese Navy, it is a way of telling the story of the place and attesting to our relationship with the sea. Admiring the landscape from the 32 meter high tower is, in itself, a unique experience that is worth the 135 stone and 15 iron steps that you need to climb to get there, but along the route there is much more to discover.  At an altitude of 168 meters above sea level, the Lighthouse of Cabo Espichel has a luminous range of 26 miles, approximately 48 kilometers, and produces a white light that every 12 seconds emits three flashes. The optical apparatus smaller than the original, also comprises air/sea panels which emit light not only to the horizon, but also to the sky. In the tower one can still see the equipment that operated by means of a vapourized oil burner, which in 1883 replaced the Argand lamps, fueled by oil, and the old watch system, which in case of failure of the engines, is ready for action . In the late nineteenth century it received its first sound signal, a mechanically operated bell that later, with the arrival of electricity, was replaced by an air siren which, although deactivated, can still be seen on site. The equipment became fully autonomous in 1989. Despite all the existing electronic aid to navigation, the light of the lighthouse is still precious to those at sea. The Sesimbra fishermen are guided not only by the light but by the building itself. With the visual and sound technological advances that have occurred over the decades, the routine of the lighthouse keepers has also changed. However, just as the light of the lighthouse, their presence is also indispensable, not only in case of malfunction but also to care for its upkeep. Since 2011, along with 29 other buildings owned by the Navy, the lighthouse of Cabo Espichel has been open to the public once a week for tours, which explain the mission of the lighthouses and the work of lighthouse keepers, revealing to the public a very valuable cultural and historical heritage. Wednesdays, from 13.30 to 16.30hrs, in the winter time, or from 14.00 to 17.00hrs in the summertime
Sampaio Milling With a century of history, Sampaio Milling is a milestone in the industrial and technological development of the municipality. A white rectangular building with reddish doors, it was initially used as stable and later adapted for milling grain which arrived from all over the region. Inside it is possible to recall areas that once corresponded to the grinding room, sales, offices, storage and equipment. Outside there are traces of its golden age of operation like the water cooling tank for the engine, and a place for weighing and selling the flours produced. In the late 40s, the site became a  coffee roasting facility until it reached its decline in the 90s. To preserve this important testimony of the municipality’s technological and industrial development, the City Council began its recovery at the end of 2008. One of its key elements is the Hornsby-Stockport engine, installed in the building around 1917. The apparatus consists of a set of rare, original and unique accessories that make it an invaluable asset. The history of the building, the operation of the internal circuits, the life of mills, from prehistoric times to the large industrial mills, and the bread cycle are amongst the topics the public will learn about at Sampaio Milling, which has been transformed into a museum dedicated to the rural life of the municipality.
Moagem de Sampaio
Sampaio Milling With a century of history, Sampaio Milling is a milestone in the industrial and technological development of the municipality. A white rectangular building with reddish doors, it was initially used as stable and later adapted for milling grain which arrived from all over the region. Inside it is possible to recall areas that once corresponded to the grinding room, sales, offices, storage and equipment. Outside there are traces of its golden age of operation like the water cooling tank for the engine, and a place for weighing and selling the flours produced. In the late 40s, the site became a  coffee roasting facility until it reached its decline in the 90s. To preserve this important testimony of the municipality’s technological and industrial development, the City Council began its recovery at the end of 2008. One of its key elements is the Hornsby-Stockport engine, installed in the building around 1917. The apparatus consists of a set of rare, original and unique accessories that make it an invaluable asset. The history of the building, the operation of the internal circuits, the life of mills, from prehistoric times to the large industrial mills, and the bread cycle are amongst the topics the public will learn about at Sampaio Milling, which has been transformed into a museum dedicated to the rural life of the municipality.
Sesimbra's Pier (Porto de Abrigo) There is no place more relaxing than a Sesimbra's Pier, the view of Sesimbra's Bay is magnificent and this location invites you to walk and enjoy the ocean view. Also at the pier are located most of the companies that offers you to get to know the town of Sesimbra from another perspective: on foot, by bicycle or by sea. There you can rent bikes, kayaks, stand up paddles, diving equipment, book a boat trip, among other interesting and more or less radical adventures.
Sesimbra (Porto Abrigo) Fte Peixarias
Sesimbra's Pier (Porto de Abrigo) There is no place more relaxing than a Sesimbra's Pier, the view of Sesimbra's Bay is magnificent and this location invites you to walk and enjoy the ocean view. Also at the pier are located most of the companies that offers you to get to know the town of Sesimbra from another perspective: on foot, by bicycle or by sea. There you can rent bikes, kayaks, stand up paddles, diving equipment, book a boat trip, among other interesting and more or less radical adventures.

Beaches

Serra da Arrábida offers a wide variety of beaches for all type of beach lovers, more or less adventurous, here you will find a list of the best beaches in the area.
Praia da Califórnia is located in the eastern part of the Bay of Sesimbra, and generally presents a very calm sea and a long sandy extension. The clear blue water is very hard to resist despite the water temperature that is usually around 19ºC.
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Beach California
2C Rua Heliodoro Salgado
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Praia da Califórnia is located in the eastern part of the Bay of Sesimbra, and generally presents a very calm sea and a long sandy extension. The clear blue water is very hard to resist despite the water temperature that is usually around 19ºC.
It is a small beach next to the small village (village) of Portinho da Arrábida. It lies at the foot of the Serra among other beaches (Creiro and Alpertuche) in the region. As in this whole area, the waters are calm, clear, cold and perfect for those who like to dive. Portinho d da Arrábida Beach ais a rocky and has some beach facilities (restaurants). The perfect combination: sea and mountains in a paradisiacal place! Cold and crystal clear water and on the horizon a magnificent landscape for Arrábida and the island of Troia. In 2010, it won a distinction for being considered “one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal” - categories of beaches. Less positive points: stones at the entrance to the sea and the difficulty in parking, which is a little far from the beach. Get ready for a good walk that will be largely rewarded in the end.
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Portinho da Arrábida
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It is a small beach next to the small village (village) of Portinho da Arrábida. It lies at the foot of the Serra among other beaches (Creiro and Alpertuche) in the region. As in this whole area, the waters are calm, clear, cold and perfect for those who like to dive. Portinho d da Arrábida Beach ais a rocky and has some beach facilities (restaurants). The perfect combination: sea and mountains in a paradisiacal place! Cold and crystal clear water and on the horizon a magnificent landscape for Arrábida and the island of Troia. In 2010, it won a distinction for being considered “one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal” - categories of beaches. Less positive points: stones at the entrance to the sea and the difficulty in parking, which is a little far from the beach. Get ready for a good walk that will be largely rewarded in the end.
The most accessible are Figueirinha beach and Creiro beach, places where you will find car parks. During the summer months, as a consequence of the high number of visitors, the road between Praia do Portinho da Arrábida and Figueirinha is closed to car traffic. If you decide to go on foot, know that you will have to walk approximately 3 km to be able to enjoy the beaches of Galapos and Creiro. You can also take the bus if you are not a hiker.
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Serra da Arrábida
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The most accessible are Figueirinha beach and Creiro beach, places where you will find car parks. During the summer months, as a consequence of the high number of visitors, the road between Praia do Portinho da Arrábida and Figueirinha is closed to car traffic. If you decide to go on foot, know that you will have to walk approximately 3 km to be able to enjoy the beaches of Galapos and Creiro. You can also take the bus if you are not a hiker.
One of the most famous in the region! The distance between Portinho da Arrábida and Galapinhos beach is only 3.2 kilometers (only 4 kilometers by car). In 2017, Galapinhos beach was named by the European Best Destinations website, as the best beach on the European continent. This distinction has transformed this beautiful white sand with clear, greenish waters, into a place of greater visibility and frequency. The beach is relatively small, a strip of 550 meters in length and 60 meters in depth (up to the seashore). Seen from the top, the beach takes us to an idyllic and perfect setting for a couple on a romantic weekend. The trees that surround the beach combine perfectly with the green of the water, creating the perfect frame for a dream beach. It is also a place of choice for those who enjoy diving (the sea has no waves). It is important to note that the water, although crystal clear, is ... very cold. Prepare for temperatures that normally range between 16 and 18 degrees.
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Galapinhos Beach
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One of the most famous in the region! The distance between Portinho da Arrábida and Galapinhos beach is only 3.2 kilometers (only 4 kilometers by car). In 2017, Galapinhos beach was named by the European Best Destinations website, as the best beach on the European continent. This distinction has transformed this beautiful white sand with clear, greenish waters, into a place of greater visibility and frequency. The beach is relatively small, a strip of 550 meters in length and 60 meters in depth (up to the seashore). Seen from the top, the beach takes us to an idyllic and perfect setting for a couple on a romantic weekend. The trees that surround the beach combine perfectly with the green of the water, creating the perfect frame for a dream beach. It is also a place of choice for those who enjoy diving (the sea has no waves). It is important to note that the water, although crystal clear, is ... very cold. Prepare for temperatures that normally range between 16 and 18 degrees.
Figueirinha beach has a beautiful sandy beach! It is very popular and frequented during the peak of summer. If the beach is full, try to find some space at the ends of the sand. The surrounding landscape is of great beauty. The rocks and their reflections in the crystalline waters are an extra.
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Plage de la Figueirinha
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Figueirinha beach has a beautiful sandy beach! It is very popular and frequented during the peak of summer. If the beach is full, try to find some space at the ends of the sand. The surrounding landscape is of great beauty. The rocks and their reflections in the crystalline waters are an extra.
Another beach of breathtaking beauty. During the low tide it is possible to walk along the beach to the next beach, Praia do Coelho. At the entrance to the beach you will find a site with Roman archaeological remains. Praia do Creiro has parking areas (paid, 4 euros per day) and beach facilities (restaurants and nautical schools).
Praia do Creiro
Another beach of breathtaking beauty. During the low tide it is possible to walk along the beach to the next beach, Praia do Coelho. At the entrance to the beach you will find a site with Roman archaeological remains. Praia do Creiro has parking areas (paid, 4 euros per day) and beach facilities (restaurants and nautical schools).
It's a wild beach reserved for fearless people. The trail to get there is difficult and with some dangers. Not advisable for people that are scared of heights or have mobility difficulties. The final descent is also done with a rope ... If you overcome all obstacles you will be well rewarded!
Inferno beach
It's a wild beach reserved for fearless people. The trail to get there is difficult and with some dangers. Not advisable for people that are scared of heights or have mobility difficulties. The final descent is also done with a rope ... If you overcome all obstacles you will be well rewarded!
A beach for adventure “professionals”. To get there you have to have a jeep, or a mountain bike or a physical condition worthy of a “professional” hiker. To go down to the small beach you have narrow trails and a… rope! A real adventure!
Praia da Mijona
A beach for adventure “professionals”. To get there you have to have a jeep, or a mountain bike or a physical condition worthy of a “professional” hiker. To go down to the small beach you have narrow trails and a… rope! A real adventure!
Another beach for the brave! Difficult and dangerous access, small extention of sand and many pebbles. Deserted beach with a beautiful view. What also makes it unique is the fact that there are dinosaur footprints on the stone that strolled along the lakeside beach about 150 million years ago.
Praia dos Lagosteiros
Another beach for the brave! Difficult and dangerous access, small extention of sand and many pebbles. Deserted beach with a beautiful view. What also makes it unique is the fact that there are dinosaur footprints on the stone that strolled along the lakeside beach about 150 million years ago.
A magnificent beach with an authentic natural pool of crystal clear water, without waves but quite cold. Great for families because it has several beach supports that come in handy like public bathrooms, a restaurant with several gastronomic options and the possibility to rent a beach hat. It is a very quiet beach, because cars cannot drive along the beach.
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Albarquel
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A magnificent beach with an authentic natural pool of crystal clear water, without waves but quite cold. Great for families because it has several beach supports that come in handy like public bathrooms, a restaurant with several gastronomic options and the possibility to rent a beach hat. It is a very quiet beach, because cars cannot drive along the beach.
Located in the Bay of Sesimbra, Praia do Ouro (Gold Beach) generally presents a very calm and sandy sea with little slope, without shallows, which makes it ideal for families and children. It is one of the Portuguese beaches that has hoisted the Blue Flag of Europe for many years, and has also been distinguished with the Flag of Accessible Beach, an award that rewards bathing areas with accessibility for people with reduced mobility, and Beach with Gold Quality, distinction attributed to the bathing areas that presented water of excellent quality.
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Ouro Beach
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Located in the Bay of Sesimbra, Praia do Ouro (Gold Beach) generally presents a very calm and sandy sea with little slope, without shallows, which makes it ideal for families and children. It is one of the Portuguese beaches that has hoisted the Blue Flag of Europe for many years, and has also been distinguished with the Flag of Accessible Beach, an award that rewards bathing areas with accessibility for people with reduced mobility, and Beach with Gold Quality, distinction attributed to the bathing areas that presented water of excellent quality.
Separated from the sea by huge dunes, located at the southern end of the kilometer-long sandy beach that begins in Costa da Caparica, a Lagoa de Albufeira, surrounded by pine forests, has calm waters, ideal for children and for windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing . Fueled by sea water, the renewal of the Lagoa's waters is carried out through a small channel where dangerous currents sometimes form. On the sea side, there is a beach with thicker sand and strong waves, excellent for surfing and bodyboarding.
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Lagoa de Albufeira
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Separated from the sea by huge dunes, located at the southern end of the kilometer-long sandy beach that begins in Costa da Caparica, a Lagoa de Albufeira, surrounded by pine forests, has calm waters, ideal for children and for windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing . Fueled by sea water, the renewal of the Lagoa's waters is carried out through a small channel where dangerous currents sometimes form. On the sea side, there is a beach with thicker sand and strong waves, excellent for surfing and bodyboarding.

Groceries Shopping

Big supermarket Week days open from 8h to 21h Saturday and Sunday open from 8h to 19h
Intermarché Sesimbra
Big supermarket Week days open from 8h to 21h Saturday and Sunday open from 8h to 19h
Big Supermarket located right next to Intermarché supermarket. Open week days: 8h - 21h Saturday and Sunday : 8h - 19h
ALDI
Big Supermarket located right next to Intermarché supermarket. Open week days: 8h - 21h Saturday and Sunday : 8h - 19h
Small supermarket located in Sesimbra center, next to the Bus Terminal. Open from 9h to 19h
Minipreço
53 Av. da Liberdade
Small supermarket located in Sesimbra center, next to the Bus Terminal. Open from 9h to 19h
Tracional market with local fruits, vegetables, locally produced and amazing local fresh fish anf seafood. Open everyday from 7h to 14h.
14 místní doporučují
Mercado Municipal de Sesimbra
10 R. da República
14 místní doporučují
Tracional market with local fruits, vegetables, locally produced and amazing local fresh fish anf seafood. Open everyday from 7h to 14h.
Small and typical grocerie store in the heart of Sesimbra.
Aqui é Fresco
31 Rua da Paz
Small and typical grocerie store in the heart of Sesimbra.

Public Transportation

Bus Terminal is the final stop in Sesimbra. The Bus coming from LISBON Sete Rios (n°207) will stop his route there.
Terminal Rodoviário de Sesimbra
49A Av. da Liberdade
Bus Terminal is the final stop in Sesimbra. The Bus coming from LISBON Sete Rios (n°207) will stop his route there.

Where to eat

This restaurant was reborn by three childhood friends that decided to create a cool restaurant with an inviting and modern decor, the food is elegant and influenced by european, meditareanan and portuguese cuisine where seafood is the star.
O Zagaia
33 R. Dr. Peixoto Correia
This restaurant was reborn by three childhood friends that decided to create a cool restaurant with an inviting and modern decor, the food is elegant and influenced by european, meditareanan and portuguese cuisine where seafood is the star.
This restaurant known for the crafbeers is located on the Sesimbra Fortresses, Fortaleza de Santiago, the terrace has an amazing view over the Ocean and California Beach, it’s a nice place to hang out, have a beer while enjoying the breathtaking views.
Tap House
43-44 R. da Fortaleza
This restaurant known for the crafbeers is located on the Sesimbra Fortresses, Fortaleza de Santiago, the terrace has an amazing view over the Ocean and California Beach, it’s a nice place to hang out, have a beer while enjoying the breathtaking views.
"From the sea to the restaurant", it’s the phrase that best describes the Old Man and the Sea. A restaurant that has the prestige of living seafood in all its splendor, fresh fish from our coast and a good selection of meats. The owner, a former fisherman, left fishing but brought all its splendor to the table of a restaurant that has been breathing the sea since 2005.
14 místní doporučují
O Velho e o Mar
30 Rua Joaquim Brandão
14 místní doporučují
"From the sea to the restaurant", it’s the phrase that best describes the Old Man and the Sea. A restaurant that has the prestige of living seafood in all its splendor, fresh fish from our coast and a good selection of meats. The owner, a former fisherman, left fishing but brought all its splendor to the table of a restaurant that has been breathing the sea since 2005.
It’s a restaurant, Gastrobar, Wine & Cocktails that serves national and international food to share at the table, overlooking the sea. Ideal by those who seek to enjoy a cozy environment just for a snack or a drink - in addition to wines and beer, the menu includes varied and irresistible cocktails.
Botedouro
10 e 11 Avenida dos Náufragos
It’s a restaurant, Gastrobar, Wine & Cocktails that serves national and international food to share at the table, overlooking the sea. Ideal by those who seek to enjoy a cozy environment just for a snack or a drink - in addition to wines and beer, the menu includes varied and irresistible cocktails.
It's a vegetarian coffee shop and restaurant and also an organic grocery shop with delicious vegetarian dishes made with organic food products made on demand served for breakfast, lunch but it is best known for the brunches, plus the location is great since the terrace is overlooking the California beach.
Aloha Cafe
9P Av. 25 de Abril
It's a vegetarian coffee shop and restaurant and also an organic grocery shop with delicious vegetarian dishes made with organic food products made on demand served for breakfast, lunch but it is best known for the brunches, plus the location is great since the terrace is overlooking the California beach.
Italian Pizzeria with a large variety of italian dishes, pizza, risottos, gnocchis and pasta.
La Villa Pizzeria Ristorante
3 Rua Heliodoro Salgado
Italian Pizzeria with a large variety of italian dishes, pizza, risottos, gnocchis and pasta.
Fresh fish, seafood are the stars of most of the dishes, international cuisine with local produces.
O Batel
3 Avenida dos Náufragos
Fresh fish, seafood are the stars of most of the dishes, international cuisine with local produces.
A great restaurante by the beach at Praia do Ouro, ideal for a complete meal or lounging and drinks.
13 místní doporučují
Portofino Restaurante Bar
13 místní doporučují
A great restaurante by the beach at Praia do Ouro, ideal for a complete meal or lounging and drinks.
Mediterranean cuisine at SANA Sesimbra Hotel located on the Seafront avenue with amazing tradicional fresh fish dishes and also other tradicional portuguese dishes.
Restaurante Espadarte
11 Avenida 25 de Abril
Mediterranean cuisine at SANA Sesimbra Hotel located on the Seafront avenue with amazing tradicional fresh fish dishes and also other tradicional portuguese dishes.
The place to go if you want to eat grilled fresh fish all local, it's modest restaurant with great authentic food located in Sesimbra Harbor.
21 místní doporučují
Lobo do Mar
21 místní doporučují
The place to go if you want to eat grilled fresh fish all local, it's modest restaurant with great authentic food located in Sesimbra Harbor.
Wine, Food and good Music are the motto of this wine bar located on the seafront avenue, on the first floor so the terrace is a bit distanced from the crowd and cars that passes on the road, which also allows the best view over the California Beach. If you are lucky you can enjoy the Mix&Wine events, with live DJ that we make you move to the beat.
Adega dos Navegantes
62A Praça da Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes
Wine, Food and good Music are the motto of this wine bar located on the seafront avenue, on the first floor so the terrace is a bit distanced from the crowd and cars that passes on the road, which also allows the best view over the California Beach. If you are lucky you can enjoy the Mix&Wine events, with live DJ that we make you move to the beat.
Ideal if you want a down to heart, non touristic option, authentic "tasca" style where you can eat great fish.
19 místní doporučují
Tasca Do Isaías
2 R. Cel. Barreto
19 místní doporučují
Ideal if you want a down to heart, non touristic option, authentic "tasca" style where you can eat great fish.
An authentic snack bar/restaurant over 25 years old. Choco-Frito is one of the specialties, along with Casco or Concha Gratinada. Terrace and indoor restaurant overlooking the wonderful bay of the village
9 místní doporučují
Formiga
11 R. da Cruz
9 místní doporučují
An authentic snack bar/restaurant over 25 years old. Choco-Frito is one of the specialties, along with Casco or Concha Gratinada. Terrace and indoor restaurant overlooking the wonderful bay of the village

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Buses to Arrábida Beaches

During SUMMER and to limit the excess of car circulation and lack of parking in Serra da Arrábida, TST have 3 bus that will allow you to get to the beaches in the area. BUS Nº 722 allow the connection to the beaches of Figueirinha, Galapos, Galapinhos and Creiro", starting from SECIL park. BUS Nº 723 will link the bus station to Praia da Figueirinha. BUS Nº 726 will link Casa da Baía to Praia de Albarquel. Due to the current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, ticket purchases cannot be made on board, so customers are asked to purchase their ticket in advance.
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Trails for Hikking & Trekking

Serra da Arrábida Natural Park offers a wide variety of trails, great for Nature lovers that want to explore the breathing landscape of this area. There are 34 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more. There are 20 moderate trails in Parque Natural da Arrábida ranging from 4 to 60.5 km and from 19 to 497 meters above sea level. We like to share good tips on the link bellow you will find hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/portugal/lisbon/parque-natural-da-arrabida
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Sesimbra' Street Art

There are a lot of instagramable corners with wonderful and colorful street art in Sesimbra's streets and alleys. The streets of Sesimbra have had more color since 2014, when the City Council challenged a group of artists to paint the doors and windows of old buildings of the Old Urban Center. The result is visible to all, with spectacular works in several streets of the village. Since then, other challenges have been carried out, which have given more life to close to 50 doors, windows, walls and walls, which has made this part of the town even more touristy.
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TOP 10 places in Sesimbra

Here are the TOP 10 places to visit in Sesimbra, they are all described in detail on the categories above: 1 - Sesimbra's Beaches 2 - The Seafront Avenue 3 - Sesimbra's Pier (Porto de Abrigo) 4 - Explore the Street Art 5 - Cabo Espichel 6 - any Seafood Restaurant 7 - Sesimbra's Castle 8 - Serra da Arrábida 9 - Lagoa de Albufeira 10 - Sesimbra's fortress (Fortaleza de Santiago) and Sesimbra's Maritime Museum.