Baia de Sao Martinho do Porto

Baia de Sao Martinho do Porto

Baia de Sao Martinho do Porto
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  • Joana P
    Lisbon, Portugal282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maybe the beat spot of Portugal!!!
    Best beach of portugal i would say. Small town, nice e and with lot small things you can do in short time as there is some viewpoints, some tunnel and walk paths reallly nice and also the environment on this small town seems very healthy!!!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2023
  • Patty B
    Nashville, Tennessee1,415 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another Beautiful Spot in Portugal
    This is a nice area with nice views. We walked around a bit after seeing Sintra. There was a beautiful statue that we saw as we were leaving, Our tour guide pointed it out. Bronze lifesize man balanced on a post. We were headed to Cascais and Estoril which were worthwhile as well.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Maple Leopard
    Seattle, Washington249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dreamy Beach Escape in the Center of Portugal
    A beach lover's dream! Sao Martinho do Porto is a gorgeous , romantic beach in the Center of Portugal There isn't a lot of activities here - nonetheless its a beautiful escape from the busy spots Rest & recharge at this dreamy escape . Eat dinner with a view of the sea at ." Pesco no Prato "
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 10, 2023
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Daniel L
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
It is actually fairly difficult to acquire help in communicating with local businesses. Many speak little to no English or French. Surprisingly, however, the local businesses and people are much friendlier than some of the so-called "English" establishments. One, The "Welsh" Snack Bar, is downright hostile and rude to foreigners. Go figure.
Written September 11, 2022
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Mambosalome
Sao Martinho do Porto, Portugal49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
One of Portugal's best kept secrets. The only truly safe swimming beach on the Atlantic sheltered by a shell shaped bay with fine sand. Many excellent restaurants in the town and region. Only an hours drive from the Lisbon airport the town is close to numerous Unesco world heritage sites and attractions in towns such as such as Nazare (15mins) Caldas d'Arenha (15 mins), Batalha and Alcobaca (each 20 mins) Obidos (30 mins), Perfect for a romantic getaway or for families (due to the safe beach). There are few places like this in Portugal and proabably Europe. we come back year after year to recharge
Written October 18, 2013
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P B
North West England, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
Just returned following 2 fantastic weeks in Sao Marinho do Porto, Portugal. This was our first visit to Portugal flying with TAP airline. I had read the reviews about TAP cancellations and poor customer service. We travelled from Manchester to Lisbon, the scheduled airline meant low prices, free hold luggage and meal / drinks on board. Only 30 minute delay on our return journey from Lisbon.
Sao Martinho is truly a wonderful place with lots to do and see. The natural harbour is one of the safest places to bathe on the Silver coast and indeed the entire Atlantic coast of Portugal. This is what attracted us with three children aged 12, 10 and 6. The beach was spotless with the sea stirring the sand up appearing like a glitter berry drink hence Silver coast. On certain parts of the beach there are life guards on duty. The board walk round to the 'lagoon side' was very exciting with the discovery of a massive sand dune delighting the chidlren.
The people in Portugal are extremely friendly and courteous, slowing down every time near crossings. The cost of dining out and general shopping was surprising low, typically for 6 of us to dine (3 adults and 3 children) was approximately 65 euros including wine and desserts! Samar and a Casa restaurants are highly recommended. Intermarche supermarket is a 10 minute walk or a few minutes if hiring a car. The local shops all stock water and wine - 5L water around 60-90 cents.
We visited Obidos and was, without question, the highlight of holiday - will say no more, you just need to go and see the beauty yourself. We hired a tour guide at the start point in Obidos, 20 euros and we got all the history and facts for our group of six, dodging the busy high street area - definitely recommend.
One lady informed us that Sao Martinho is how the Algarve was 30 years ago, unspoilt and Portugese. This is their holiday destination so that speaks volumes. Be sure to brush up on a little Portugese as SMP is 'rustic' with a number of restaurants struggling to speak English (this was fantastic in our opinion). The cleanliness of the streets and toilets was brilliant. Even the beachside toilets were clean with hand wash facilities and soap.
Now then, the weather. This is a curious climate and don't expect the heat of the Algarve or Med. Most mornings were overcast but the sun always burned through leaving some tremendously hot days and fantastic sun sets. We were informed this was a cool period for Sao Martinho but it didn't rain and those overcast mornings allowed us to walk around and hike in comfort.
Bayside apartments, if considering, is in a ideal location to beach and town centre.
Would we go back? Yes, we are looking at planning for next year.
Written August 4, 2014
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stuartcleveleys
cleveleys135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Family
we got a taxi from Lisbon cost us 130 for six of us , Taxi number 912376620 they speak English
And wont rip you of. we allso used this taxi service to go to Foz do arelho next to Odidos Lagoon six miles down the coast ,,, As they didn't have a bus that went there that cost 30 e each way six of us ..
got the bus to Nazare Cost 2.50 e each ,were you get of the bus you get it at the same spot , There is a village on top of the town Navare worth a visit ,, you can get a hill train up to the top cost 3.50. e return ...
Got the bus to Caldus da Rainha 2.30.e each good for cloths shopping ,, i did notice just before we got into town a big supermarket on the left ,,,
there is a tourist information in the squre speaks English so will help you were to get the bus . and the times , The bus stops are just before and after the train crossing ,,
we ate out a few times , In the squire a place called tapas house , good little corner cafe and locol food as well as pastie and chips , lol ,, he speaks good English . We tried a restaurant called Samar in the squire we had a soup starter dinner and a drink for six of us the bill came to 89 e .
there is a english mini shop on the front , sells things like bacon e,t,c,
coming back we got the coach to lisbon .. you get this from the bus station which is next to the supermarket ,, We got the tickets from the post office , Cost 11 e each . at the bus station in lisbon you can get a shuttle service to the airport 20 past and 50 past the hour its straight forward that cost us 3.50 e each .
Any advice i will try to answer have fun ,,,
Written November 8, 2014
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Colin S
Lisbon, Portugal204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
The council only clean this beach in the summer period, the rest of the year it is down to people like me who collect the plastics and glass and discarded fishing gear from the beach.
Written July 17, 2018
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Chris M
Warrington, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
The seashell shaped beach of Sao Martinho is brilliant for kids as it's sheltered and gently sloping. There's an 'in water' Activity Centre and pedals are available to hire too. Tents to protect from the sun are also available to hire by the day or week.
Written July 27, 2014
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Simon M
Bedford, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
Visited Sao Martinho do Porto in September, 2013 with my wife and two-and-a-half year-old daughter.

Tremendous !

The weather was lovely, the beach was fantastic ... all-in-all this was a truly great break.

We stayed in a self-catering apartment, and visited the market every day. We had a coffee and a cake at the nearest cafe.
Written December 23, 2013
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Sara
London, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My region of choice, can sometimes be a bit windy but overall really nice and quiet beach town (gets really full in the summers but it's not noisy)
Written March 6, 2020
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CREY70
New York City, NY38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A beautiful bay with calm waters. Water sports are also in the bay, including a big bounce house in the bay. My kids loved it. We rented an apartment with a pool. It was nice to have both the pool and beach option.
Written August 29, 2019
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Sanj S
Luton, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Came here for an afternoon on the beach and an evening meal and stroll. A beautiful bay. Not crowded in second week of July. Easily found parking on the road by the main boulevard on both visits. Came as a couple. But would have no qualms to bring children. The beach is wide and shallow and the bay is very well protected by natural harbour and plenty of lifeguards.. Stay for a meal and take in the sunsets.
Written July 15, 2019
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