Praia da Nazare
Praia da Nazare
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  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia2,622 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 4 August 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 17 August 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 6 May 2024
  • The_Concierge_8
    Trinidad and Tobago3,721 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 9 May 2024
  • ViewsAndReviews
    Brasov, Romania1,168 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 24 June 2024
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Globepouncing
Überlingen, Germany389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Well-kept beach in a relaxed oceanside town. Very nice scenery with the cliffs to the north. Can be windy, which is good for surfing. Virtually empty in the early morning for a run or walk. If you're looking for a getaway from Lisbon, you could certainly do worse than Nazaré.
Written 25 June 2024
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ViewsAndReviews
Brasov, Romania1,168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 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 24 June 2024
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The_Concierge_8
Trinidad and Tobago3,721 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 9 May 2024
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drmader
Orinda, CA2,918 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
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
Written 6 May 2024
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Susan K
New York City, NY1,036 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We were just here at the wrong time of year to enjoy this famous surfers paradise. It is home to some of the largest waves in the world. Still had an interesting two hours exploring and having lunch.
Written 6 May 2024
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Pietro J
Toronto, Canada362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We went in early April and not only was the weather bad but the surf was not up. Big beaches near the town and a tough walk down to the surfing.
Written 15 April 2024
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SandeepS
109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Enchanting and mesmerising experience at this beach. You find clean, strong, super long view here. If you like to run, walk long ways along seaside this is the choice. Very wide view of sunset that you will never miss. Big waves and extreme sports can be done here.
Written 26 November 2023
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Christine
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Long and wide beach with boardwalk; many cafes and restaurants; the town can accommodate large numbers of vehicles, plenty of parking; fun place to walk around.
Written 18 November 2023
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,441 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely beach in Nazare with golden sands.
It seems like a safe beach for swimming.
There are plenty of kiosks where you can buy ice creams, eats etc for your day at the beach.
Written 17 September 2023
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Ulyana
Almaty, Kazakhstan3,304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Nice walk near the ocean. In April-September here is calm ocean, you can sunbathe and swim. From October to March it’s the best place to see giant waves.
Written 14 September 2023
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