Praia das Azenhas do Mar

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Praia das Azenhas do Mar
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Gebock
York, UK88 contributions
Walking around Azenhas do Mar village
Apr 2019
Suitably fortified, we set off to explore the cobbled streets and narrow staircases between the jumble of low stone cottages. There is a marked walking trail through Azenhas do Mar but we didn’t follow it exactly.

Even so, we managed to stumble across a couple of great viewpoints offering views of the sandy cove and dramatic cliffs facing the village.
One of the prettiest buildings in Azenhas do Mar is Villa Maria, apparently built in 1934 – look for the house trimmed with blue and decorated with azulejo panels.

Just up the street from this beauty, you’ll see a row of millstones. Azenha means mill and back in the day, the local community had a series of sea-powered water mills which gave the village its name (mar is the Portuguese word for sea). You can see one of these mills behind the bus stop next to Agua e Sal restaurant.

To get to the small sandy beach, you need to walk down some fairly steep steps from the roadside car park or the village itself.

Once there, you’ll find the cliff base dominated by a glass-fronted restaurant. There are a couple of beach bars too.

A low concrete wall in front of the esplanade creates a natural seawater pool that offers safer swimming and paddling for kids. However, it looked rather green and uninviting when we were there, which is probably why the restaurant has built a proper swimming pool.
There are better beaches in Portugal
Written March 6, 2020
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Len C
Mount Brydges, Canada185 contributions
Amazing View
Aug 2019
The drive here and the view are unbelievable. Drove the coast and walked the paths. The idea of the natural pool is very cool. This is an adventure that is worth the journey on the winding roads.
Written September 13, 2019
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Jose C
Porto, Portugal273 contributions
Lovely small town with an amazing beach
Sep 2019
Lovely small town with an amazing beach. Must see and try this area. Overcrowded, but you can have a very good beach and meal experience in this area.
Written September 8, 2019
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ULTOLESI
Rendsburg, Germany21 contributions
Very friendly and delicious
Jul 2019 • Family
Our last evening in Portugal and we found one of the best restaurants we had during holiday. A heartly welcome by the staff, gorgeous food and afterwards a beautiful sunset at the nearby beach (Praia da Adraga). What can one want more?
Written August 11, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,759 contributions
View
Apr 2019 • Friends
You can see this on your way to or from Sintra. You can view it driving past without stopping. If you have enough time to spend you can stop.
Written May 24, 2019
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Alexander N
Munich, Germany46 contributions
Nice beach, but nothing extraordinary
Apr 2019 • Family
Small beach with a very good restaurant "Azenhas do Mar", a swimming pool, interesting rocks. Good view from above. Not that easy to find a parking space
Written April 22, 2019
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RItraveler512
Providence, RI4,365 contributions
Great Cliff Walk. Amazing views!
Sep 2018 • Friends
In the end of September we stayed in Colares. In one of the days we did cliff walk from Colares to Praia dad Azenhas do Mar. Amazing views! The beach and town above looks spectacular. We didn’t swim on the beach. But walk was outstanding. Highly recommend!
Written November 12, 2018
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Jose C
Porto, Portugal273 contributions
Nice beach
Aug 2018 • Couples
Love this beach. You should try it...It is an amazing spot. Not that much places for parking the car, but you can/should walk to get there.
Written August 26, 2018
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alikarim
Dallas, TX1,242 contributions
Nice small beach
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is a nice small beach, with good sized rocks and waves all around. The town perched high on cliffs above the ocean is probably more impressive than this beach. There are better, wide and longer beaches around without rocks
Written August 1, 2018
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TexasCorkie
Austin, TX169 contributions
lovely place, worth a stop
Jun 2018 • Couples
We began our day with a stop in Azenhas do Mar. We stopped at the viewpoint on the south side of town where there was a little parking lot. Wow. Very impressive indeed. Its a short drive from Sintra, and on the way to the next incredible view point no matter which way you go. I wished we could have stopped in the evening here, the sunsets must be so very good. As you stand on the cliffs looking out over the Atlantic, you are struck with the majesty of the ocean. So blue, so far, so wide. It's a small town, but I've no doubt you will find good seafood as we have all up and down the Portuguese coast.
Written June 22, 2018
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