Praia da Nazaré

Tourist Guide

Praia da Nazaré Beach

Praia da Nazaré is the town's main beach

Covered in traditional beach tents in the summer and with colorful fishing boats on the sand, this has always been one of Portugal’s most photographed beaches. It’s the wide beach in the center of Nazaré, which was once the country’s biggest fishing community. You still see fish out to dry in the sun, but that’s now a display for tourists.

Nazaré beach boats

Traditional boats are on display at the beach

On the northern side is the funicular that goes up the cliff to Sítio (which was the original settlement of Nazaré), while to the south is the fishing port.

Miradouro do Suberco, Nazaré

View over Praia da Nazaré from Miradouro do Suberco

Although Praia do Norte may now be the favorite surfing spot, this beach is also popular with amateur and pro surfers and bodyboarders.
Facing the promenade with the traditional wave-patterned cobblestone designs are cafés, seafood restaurants and souvenir shops.

How to Get to Praia da Nazaré

This beach is within walking distance of the bus station. If you’re driving, you may park anywhere in town and you’re never too far away.

Hotels by Praia da Nazaré

Hotel Mar Bravo

  • Hotel Mar Bravo
  • The closest hotel to the sand is also the best place to stay in town, as it offers contemporary rooms with balconies, most of them with a sea view. It has a good restaurant, known for its seafood.

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    Hotel Oceano

  • Hotel Oceano
  • This small beachfront hotel has just 15 rooms, all with balconies and some with sea views. Rated two stars, it can be quite a good value.

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    By the Beach

  • By the Beach
  • The name says it all -- this guesthouse is just steps from Praia da Nazaré. It’s in a renovated building, with twin, double, and family rooms.

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    By the Sea

  • By the Sea
  • Featuring a rooftop terrace with a hot tub facing the beach, this attractive bed and breakfast is located in the town’s main square which opens to Praia da Nazaré. Rooms vary in size, but are comfortable and in a contemporary style.

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