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We drove here from Lisbon, and spent the day. I had read a spot on comment before on TripAdvisor, about the road closure in summer between Figueirinha beach and Bar da Mafalda on the other side. Note that it was complete closure, cars cannot pass...More
There is mainly one road through the area from where you have incredible views to Lisbon and to the sea. The bay of Setubal offers you a mutlicolored sea with many sand banks and also rocks in between. Same are some wonderful beaches which you...More
Great for swimming, hiking, exploring or just hanging out. Bonus points if you can find the secret grotto chapel (hint: start at casa do Gaiato). I’m biased because my family is from Setúbal, but I really do think this is the prettiest section of coast...More
Excellent place, fantastic nature,you will see very soon from the mountain to the ocean... or just the sea...I went there with the family, and we all loved the place, taken a few pictures and went ahead enjoying some wine in Setubal!!!
The Parque Natural da Arrabida is well worth a visit. Absolutely breathtaking vistas. We accidentally discovered Portino which is a hidden gem that has a couple of rentable cottages and a couple of fish restaurants. An amazing beach as well.
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.