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In the Oeste region, the capricious natural forms of the coastline are complemented by delightful, iodine-rich beaches, with fine, golden sands, such as Santa Cruz, Santa Rita, Porto Novo, Areia Branca, S. Bernardino, Consolação, Peniche, Baleal, Foz do Arelho, the charming Bay of S. Martinho do Porto and the picturesque Nazaré Beach with its ancestral traditions, including ex-líbris features such as “Xávega art” and the typical seven skirts of Nazarene women.

Oeste’s coastal area is distinguished by the high quality of the waters. Many beaches have been classified with a European blue flag and are served by modern structures, perfectly integrated within the landscape. The beach of Seixo (Santa Cruz) received an environmental award as a “Golden Beach”.

As visitors gaze across the wide golden sands, stretching from Pedra do Ouro to Praia Azul, they will discover a zone of almost pure unspoilt beauty, enticing voyages of discovery and the thrill of numerous nautical sports.

Marina de Peniche

Peniche’s new Recreational Port houses a vast range of nautical sports companies, for whom the Berlenga archipelago is a sanctuary for fishing and diving activities.

The Recreational Port of Nazaré and the Bay of S. Martinho do Porto also harbour nautical tourism vessels and various schools encompassing a wide array of different nautical sports.

Santa Cruz, Peniche (Supertubos) and Nazaré are obligatory sites for surf lovers, and host top-class international competitions.

Óbidos Lagoon offers excellent conditions for sailing, rowing and windsurfing, and also has various schools dedicated to these activities.Lagoa de Óbidos

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