Sesimbra is a fishing port that lies 40 km away from Lisbon.
Nestled in the foot of “Arrábida” hills, the picturesque village is protected by the northerly winds.
A curved turquoise sheltered bay, overlooked by a waterfront fort, is home to a sandy beach that splits in two, at high tide, and is calm enough for safe swimming.
The area is a popular summer destination, especially for the people of Lisbon because of its restaurants, whose specialties include top quality shellfish. The fresh fish is considered to be some of the best in the world.
However, there is much more to enjoy:
To experience, by land or sea, sailing; fishing, boating; scuba diving; canoeing; hiking; biking…
To walk around and enjoy a privileged view over the village or through the marginal main street, day or night;
To conquer the 850 year old imposing castle, that rises on one of the hills;
To contemplate, the most stunning sceneries, in “Cabo Espichel”, 15 kilometers away, in which through a hiking trail, dinossaur footprints tracks can be visited;
To observe, in “Lagoa de Albufeira” located in the northern coast one of the five most important crossing and nesting points of birds in Europe, part of the National Ecological Reserve.