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The Arrabida Natural Park is a must-see for anyone visiting the area around Setubal. Our party of 9 explored new beaches daily and discovered incredible sights. The waters were clear and warm and there was something for everyone, with pebbled beaches where the waters were...More
One of the most beautiful parts of Portugal, with typical mediterranean vegetation and climate although actually being in the Atlantic coast. Perfect for nature lovers, cyclists, trekking and lots of wonderful secluded beaches.
The drive along the N 379 is beautiful. Once you get down to the coastal road to Portinho do Arribada, be aware that the road is closed just after this location during summer holidays (august 2018). So you can get as far as Creiro Beach...More
Amazing mountain, you have places for a lot of experiences and sports, like hiking, climbing, cycling or just relax and be in touch with nature. A lot of secret spots like the cavern and paradisiac beaches all over the coast, an amazing view of the...More
Mid June can be difficult to park a car near Arrábida beaches. Even now in April I was there (on a week day!) and beaches like Figueirinha and Galapos were already full in the afternoon, with few parking spaces available... More
Mid June can be difficult to park a car near Arrábida beaches. Even now in April I was there (on a week day!) and beaches like Figueirinha and Galapos were already full in the afternoon, with few parking spaces available (even though still possible). In June it should be much worse, as the weather is even better.
So, my advice is:
- If you want to just park in one of the beaches and stay there, you should go early in the morning and that should work. I suggest Figueirinha, Galapos or Galapinhos beaches.
- If you plan to just stroll around the area by car and park in each beach to see the view and take photos, even if you start early in the morning it will be considerably more difficult to park as the day progresses. Then start by the beaches coming from Setúbal (more difficult to park) and leave the high road at the top for the afternoon, as well as the interior part of the mountain and Sesimbra.
Lastly, since at that time the traffic is only possible from Setúbal to Arrábida and not the other way around (from 9am on), I suggest you book those 2 nights in Setúbal and not Sesimbra, as it will be much more convenient for you.