The white sandy beaches are too numerous to count. For those who like to be invigorated by the seaside, chose the beaches of the Minho, complemented by the fresh air of the mountains and forests. For lovers, visit one of the seemingly endless expanses of sand or the stunning sheltered coves.
And for those who want to stay close to the vibrancy of the city there are the cosmopolitan beaches around Lisbon.
Elsewhere visitors can enjoy the Algarve’s 150 kilometres of beaches and 3,000 hours of sun per year.
Portugal’s Atlantic coast is prized by surfers and windsurfers across Europe while the waters around Berlenga island are particularly well worth exploring.
The coastal towns are also rich in Portuguese heritage. So learn about our colourful seafaring and fishing traditions and end your day by sampling some of the finest fresh fish in the world.