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Recommendation needed for Beautiful beaches

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Recommendation needed for Beautiful beaches

I have the opportunity to visit Portugal for 4-5 days. I would fly in to either Faro or Lisbon. I am really interested in the more traditional picturesque fishing village and beautiful beaches with cliffs. I know that this is pretty typical in the Algarve Region of the South, and in particular the village of Salema, Portugal. Would I need to rent a car to get to Salema from Lisbon, or is the public transportation pretty doable. Also are there other beautiful old fishing villages with pretty beaches nearer to Lisbon than the far south? I love to get off the beaten path, and see beautiful but less touristy areas, but I don't speak Portuguese, so that would be a consideration as well. Thank you so much!!!!

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1. Re: Recommendation needed for Beautiful beaches

If you fly to Lisbon you may want to have a look at the beaches near Sesimbra. Beautiful nature there and chances to see dolphins. http://visit.sesimbra.pt/eng/index.html

If you love to get off the beaten path, do rent a car!

When are you planning to come?

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3. Re: Recommendation needed for Beautiful beaches

"I am really interested in the more traditional picturesque fishing village and beautiful beaches with cliffs. I know that this is pretty typical in the Algarve Region of the South, and in particular the village of Salema" - in fact it is not! The most beautiful are not in the Algarve and Salema is far from being a beautiful fishing village. Look at pictures from Azenhas do Mar (close to Sintra), Ericeira, Portinho da Arrábida, Sesimbra, São Martinho do Porto, etc. Fly to Lisboa and discover the coast of Arrábida Natural Park, the coast from Lisboa to Cascais, Cabo da Roca, Azenhas do Mar and if you have time continue North.

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Thank you so much for your insight! I am planning to visit in March!

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5. Re: Recommendation needed for Beautiful beaches

64novpt, wow, your recommendation of Azenhas do Mar is gorgeous!!!!!!! Thank you so much!

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