Here, the mythical saying "quality is better than quantity" makes more sense than ever. Comporta does not have the variety of beaches that the Algarve has to offer, yet it took only 3 to conquer all those who visit it. There are 60 kilometres along which you can admire an indescribable landscape. You will not see any hotel buildings, no sandy areas full of umbrellas. Here, you can feel lonely and lose yourself in the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean, with the only distraction of its waves breaking on the shore.
They are an undeniable asset of this beautiful Portuguese parish of an intoxicating tranquillity and are characterised by the fact of not giving way to overcrowding, easy access and are composed of fine white sand and pleasantly cold waters, especially in summer.
This wild beach with dunes, clean sand and the Atlantic Ocean that awaits you for a good swim is an indispensable step, almost mandatory. Although this image conveys undeniable calm, this place is also perfect for those who want to practice water sports, especially for sport fishing and surfing enthusiasts. The golden grains create a sandbar where you will find sun loungers and umbrellas under which to enjoy a refreshing drink while losing yourself in the immensity of a turquoise, blue or emerald ocean.
It is also the privileged meeting place for high society, including the famous Espirito Santo family, who own most of the region's land.
Over the years, this area has become more popular, resulting in improved infrastructure. Thus, we find a footbridge that leads to the beach, car parks, security stations, and the SAL restaurant where you succumb to the delicious speciality of this region: rice drum, and fish and seafood catalogued by many as the best in the country. This beach bar, with its typical architecture and decoration, will be the perfect place to relax. And when the sun goes down, the musical atmosphere will be second to none.
Pego Beach has the necessary conditions for a day to be a unique and safe experience. This is reflected in the blue flag, which is agitated by the sea breeze. Behind this wild and idyllic landscape, you'll find a pine forest that will help make this destination, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, even more beautiful.
After admiring the rice fields and the immense forests, you will discover a beach near the highway. The beach of Carvalhal awaits you with a calm sea which breaks in a sandy zone where the dunes take all the protagonism. The fact that there are no buildings around it accentuates the feeling of being alone in this place where the stretches of sand seem endless. Like the beach mentioned above, this enclave can also boast a blue flag and the ideal conditions for surfing, sport fishing, kitesurfing and volleyball. The paths that run from the car park to the beach offer easy access.
It should also be noted that people with disabilities can also easily visit the site.
You can choose to rent hammocks and umbrellas to rest under the bright sun in front of an idyllic landscape. And in addition to enjoying the gifts of nature, you can also enjoy the typical cuisine of Comporta. Chiringuito Dos Pescadores will be the place to delight your palate with fresh fish and local wine. It will be the culmination of a family day relaxing by the ocean! At Carvalhal Beach, you will feel like you are in a hidden corner that you want to keep secret.
As it could not be otherwise, the beach of the same name in this destination is another place where authenticity is once again the main character and the dunes are in the foreground, making the end of the Portuguese beach invisible. Behind you will discover rice fields that contribute to highlight the charm of this place. The pines that surround this preserved area, as well as the fine sand and the undulating sea, transmit this much desired tranquillity during the holidays. But the beach is not only quiet and relaxing, because it has the ideal conditions for surfers and kitesurfing enthusiasts to come and practice their favourite sports.
The fact that this place is located in the nature reserve of the estuary of Sado clearly shows that its beauty is undeniable. We advise you to watch a sunset here, it is a show not to be missed! And if you want to accompany this moment with a cocktail while feeling the soft sand on your feet, you can also do it at the famous Café Comporta. At nightfall, this place will offer you live music and an incomparable atmosphere. In Ilha do Arroz, on the other hand, you can enjoy traditional local dishes to complete a unique day.
And finally, if there is anything better than walking along the endless sandy beach: ride it on horseback. Do not miss this experience where you will feel free and enjoy a nature that, every minute that passes, will look more beautiful.