Praia da Nazare
Praia da Nazare
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  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia2,616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful sandy beach with the town's alleyways nearby to explore.
    This is a lovely sandy beach with views of the town and the impressive cliffs. Along the beach we found octopi and fish stretched on frames and drying in the sun - highly photogenic and part of a local museum. The main street of the town runs along the beach edge and has numerous bars, restaurants and other amenities. It is well worth exploring the quaint alleyways of the town while you are here.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Patty B
    Nashville, Tennessee1,439 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We Loved This Area
    We had seen photos of this fabulous beach. During winter they get some of the largest waves in the world. We didn’t get to see them in April but the entire beach area was great. We walked all along the street and the observation point. It was a great way to spend an hour. There were restaurants, but we didn’t try them. I did buy a little magnet surfboard from a man who had made it and was selling them on the walkway. We loved seeing this area.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 17, 2023
  • drmader
    Orinda, California2,918 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a quaint adorable surf town.2 towns in one.. enjoyed the vibe and the beach is wide and spotless ..gorgeous
    We did the lighthouse up top to see the views and then we did the beach and town for lunch.what a gem. Greek feel w the white washed streets and buildings..fantastic lunch at Gil Vicente ..great seafood and combed the beach ..wide clean sand and smooth stones , clean water ..beautiful. Not crowded ..great shops.. wonderful time
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 6, 2024
  • The_Concierge_8
    Trinidad and Tobago3,722 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dream time to visit is January & February! Be careful of currents if you're planning to swim. Water is always cold.
    We made a stop here for lunch before heading up to the viewing point overlooking the town. The sand was cool and soft underfoot and there was so much of it! A very wide expanse of stunning beach. A concert was being set up on the sand. The beach really is just an extension of the promenade as there are always things going on here. Nice to spend some time strolling, watching people taking surfing lessons or just enjoying the ambience of the town which is all beach-front. Have a meal in one of the many restaurants along the stretch. There are lots of options! What I did not see were waves. Came all this way for calm. Ugh. But I learned that the best time to visit is actually January & February to see the biggest waves. The water offshore needs to be respected with the convergence of 3 major currents. Be careful and think twice about going into the water.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written May 9, 2024
  • ViewsAndReviews
    Brasov, Romania1,163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pristine beach in a quaint town
    What is not to love? The sand is rather pebbly and a bit golden, the water fairly clear, and the atmosphere welcoming. Yes the adjoining town is quite touristy, but you’re a tourist! It’s okay. On the north end of the “lower beach” (meaning not Nazare Norte) there are windbreakers for rent and other concessions including a restroom and a surf school. The southern end is less populated. Later on, take the elevator car for €4 RT up to Nazare Norte beach where the panoramic views are, as well as another small town area and the famous massive waves (best seen in October).
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written June 24, 2024
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Eveline A
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I live in central Germany. There's no beach for at least 5 hours anywhere. So being able to just walk up to the beach and hear the roar of the waves is EVERYTHING. I very much enjoyed just standing at the edge and watching birds, waves and people.
Written October 31, 2022
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Annocas
Pegoes, Portugal71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Great beach for an great few days tumbling in the waves
Beach is clean with lifeguards in plain site. Great little huts for rent, the traditional bolas de Berlim. We have had a wonderful time.
Written July 13, 2020
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Bartonbears
Coffs Harbour, Australia2,616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is a lovely sandy beach with views of the town and the impressive cliffs. Along the beach we found octopi and fish stretched on frames and drying in the sun - highly photogenic and part of a local museum. The main street of the town runs along the beach edge and has numerous bars, restaurants and other amenities. It is well worth exploring the quaint alleyways of the town while you are here.
Written August 5, 2023
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hlc216
Philadelphia, PA8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
I used to go here as a kid int eh 90's and it was a great place. Now it is over commercialized. All you see in the summer is tourists walking down to the lighthouse hoping to see the big waves. But the big waves only come a few times during the colder months. The crowds are great for the local economy but this place has lost it's magic. It is not the place it used to be.
Written March 24, 2023
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ViewsAndReviews
Brasov, Romania1,163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
What is not to love? The sand is rather pebbly and a bit golden, the water fairly clear, and the atmosphere welcoming. Yes the adjoining town is quite touristy, but you’re a tourist! It’s okay. On the north end of the “lower beach” (meaning not Nazare Norte) there are windbreakers for rent and other concessions including a restroom and a surf school. The southern end is less populated.
Later on, take the elevator car for €4 RT up to Nazare Norte beach where the panoramic views are, as well as another small town area and the famous massive waves (best seen in October).
Written June 24, 2024
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I live in beautiful Oahu, home of many international surf meets. I'm glad our stop in Nazare allowed me to see the iconic beach where the monstrous waves of over 90 feet bring world-class surfers from around the world.
From a miradouro high above the beach, I could see the panorama but, alas, no crashing waves this time of year. The sandy beach seemed empty but inviting.
At the lookout were many female vendors in national costumes selling mostly nuts.
Written June 10, 2022
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TequilaPepita
Bangkok, Thailand3,118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
The beach from Nazaré is best enjoyed from the Sitio, the top of the cliff, which is easily reachable by car or by the funicular. The view from the top is simply spectacular and you won't forget it. A must visit when in Nazaré.
Written September 3, 2021
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The_Concierge_8
Trinidad and Tobago3,722 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
We made a stop here for lunch before heading up to the viewing point overlooking the town. The sand was cool and soft underfoot and there was so much of it! A very wide expanse of stunning beach. A concert was being set up on the sand.
The beach really is just an extension of the promenade as there are always things going on here.
Nice to spend some time strolling, watching people taking surfing lessons or just enjoying the ambience of the town which is all beach-front. Have a meal in one of the many restaurants along the stretch. There are lots of options!
What I did not see were waves. Came all this way for calm. Ugh. But I learned that the best time to visit is actually January & February to see the biggest waves.
The water offshore needs to be respected with the convergence of 3 major currents.
Be careful and think twice about going into the water.
Written May 9, 2024
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Travel_Girl_Reviews
London, UK685 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
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!

There are a couple of football nets on the beach which are pretty popular.

I loved the free kids library! It’s all under cover which is a nice break even if your kids don’t speak Portuguese.

We parked in the large free public parking and it takes about 10 mins to walk to the beach. We went past the market on the way so you could pick up bread, cheese, meats, fruit and veg for a picnic.
Written August 10, 2022
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NoeB1
Antwerp, Belgium1,202 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
At the old fisherman town you can find this beach. Because the beach is at the south side of the cliff it's possible to lie down over here. It's not that windy. But the place is very touristic. I like the quiet beaches more. It's not the same anymore when I came here almost 30 years ago.
Written August 19, 2023
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