If you would like to find yourself in a traditional fishing town within easy reach of some truly stunning coastlines and surrounded by endless thick greenery, Sesimbra is the perfect destination to take your Portuguese getaway. One of the biggest appeals of Sesimbra holidays is the beautiful natural landscape which is an attraction in its own right. Set along the idyllic Lisbon Coast, Sesimbra not only boasts picture-perfect beaches but the Arrabida national park also provides an enchanting backdrop of rolling hills – where many great hiking trails can also be enjoyed.
Sightseeing in Sesimbra
There is plenty to see and do on your holidays to Sesimbra – although it is recommended that surrounding areas are visited by car as public transport in the area is limited. If it is golden sands you are after you will not be left disappointed – Praia do Figueirinha is a picturesque beach sitting within the Arrabida National Park and offers the perfect spot to sit back and relax as you soak up the warm rays that Portugal is so well-known for. As well as providing good amenities, the waters are clean and calm, making it ideal for those travelling with children – there is also a small woodland area close by, great for picnicking.
If you prefer a more active beach day then why not head to Praia da Lagoa de Albufeira. Here you will find three deep lagoons which are very popular for water-sports, including kite and wind-surfing, surfing and body boarding. You will also find the surrounding area is often made use of by walkers and bird-watchers looking to discover what wonders the flora and fauna behold in Lisbon.
Foodies will also love Sesimbra holidays – being a small fishing town the catch is always fresh and there are plenty of local restaurants sat along the harbour serving up these tasty morsels for lunch and dinner. If you fancy a few drinks in the evening you can always hit the bars, surprisingly the nightlife in Sesimbra is very lively for such a small town! As somewhere off the usual tourist-trail, there are many hidden gems in this authentic Portuguese town just waiting to be discovered as well as some great affordable hotels.