Voted the best beach in Portugal, Azenhas do Mar is a small fishing village with a population of just over 300 people.
It has been recognized as one of Europe’s top beaches by National Geographic and Lonely Planet. Located on the Atlantic coast about an hour from Porto, this picturesque fishing town is worth every second spent driving along its long winding roads to get there. There is a certain feeling of pure serenity that you get when visiting the Azenhas do Mar. The quiet villages, the clear blue water and sandy beaches, all make this place feel like an early morning on your favorite vacation destination. You can’t help but relax as soon as you walk off the beach onto these picturesque Portuguese shores. The fishing village also has some great amenities to offer visitors, from high-end resorts with their own private pools to quaint bed & breakfasts overlooking the ocean. As if it couldn’t get any better than this already perfect locale, many people flock here during winter for its calming climate – even in July! This small town offers something special for everyone: sunbathing on