THE SILVER COAST, a gem 1h15 drive from Lisbon

Portugal's Silver Coast runs along the Atlantic coast for 280 km, stretching more or less from the town of Espinho, 30 km south of Porto to the town of Peniche, about 100 km north of Lisbon . This magnificent region is full of contrasts. It is made of authentic villages full of charm, wild seashores and historic sites classified as World Heritage by Unesco.

From our "Casas na onda" in Nazaré and São Martinho do Porto, you can explore the entire Silver Coast and discover many of Portugal's major tourist sites. If you are a history buff, the rich cultural heritage of this region will enchant you, from the monastery of Batalha to that of Alcobaca, passing through the fortified town of Obidos and the convent of Christ in Tomar, without forgetting one of the oldest universities in Europe in Coimbra and its famous library.

If you are more into beaches or water sports, the immense fine sandy beach Praia da Nazaré, supervised in all seasons, is located just a few steps from our "Casas na onda" Liberdade, Elevador and Subvila. This long beach which extends under the cliff invites you to relax, swim, do water sports, or even go out to sea to admire the dolphins. Further north, behind the Nazaré lighthouse, the famous Praia do Norte is waiting for you (that's where you can admire the giant waves from October to February and it is also a world-famous surf spot).

15 minutes from Nazaré, our "Casa na Onda" Sonho da Baia, will offer you a breath taking view over the whole bay and the quiet and family beach of São Martinho do Porto. Its protected bay forming a perfect oval, and its sheltered location make it one of the safest beaches on the coast for swimming and practicing water sports.

10/15 min drive...

A secret and wild coast awaits you: Praia da Gralha, Praia do Salgado, and other hidden treasures, where you can go hiking, paragliding, quad biking, mountain biking, or simply enjoy sumptuous deserted beaches. ....

20 to 40 min drive...

Foz do Arelho

✓ Come discover Foz do Arelho and its paradisiacal lagoon, ideal for swimming, fishing, surfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding.

✓ Not far from there, you will also discover the port of Peniche, a large center of maritime activities sheltering a beautiful medieval fortress.


✓ Come and discover Alcobaça, whose charming historic center and Gothic monastery are listed as UNESCO heritage sites.

✓ For those who prefer nature, the Serras de Aire e Candeeiro Natural Park is a preserved area of more than 35,000 hectares, offering more than 16 hiking routes and the largest natural caves in Portugal, Mira de Aire.


✓ The sumptuous fortified medieval city of Obidos awaits you. With its ramparts, it is one of the most picturesque and best preserved in Portugal.

✓ Batalha and its sumptuous monastery listed as UNESCO heritage will also delight you.

And 1h drive...

...don't miss Tomar, the fascinating city of the Templars, home to the Convent of Christ, one of the most beautiful Renaissance monuments in Portugal, listed as a UNESCO heritage site. 

All around, beaches for all tastes...

vue sur le Forte de São Miguel Arcanjo depuis la plage du Nord de Nazaré


The half-moon shaped beach of Nazaré is one of the most picturesque beaches in Portugal, with its traditional dried fish vendors and colorful beach huts in the summer.

This supervised beach of dazzling natural beauty is ideal for sunbathing as well as for walking, swimming or even learning how to surf. Or why not take a boat to the sea to go watch the dolphins?

To the north of the imposing promontory of Nazaré, the Praia do Norte is another wilder beach, where during the winter spectacular waves are a delight for thrill seekers.

vue sur la São Martinho do Porto depuis la colline de Salir


Imagine a bay like an open shell, which forms a perfectly symmetrical cove into which the sea enters through a narrow inlet, protected on either side by a cliff, and waves in this dream harbor as calmly as in a lake, ideal for canoeing, paddling, pedal boating and jet skiing.

Inside this huge natural swimming pool, a beautiful quiet and family-friendly 2 km long sandy beach, bordered by a pleasant tree-lined pedestrian promenade. Nestled at its northern end, a small fishing port, in front of which some colorful boats anchor for the pleasure of our eyes.... And on the other side, the gentle dune of Salir do Porto...

Lagune de Foz do Arelho sur la côte d'Argent du Portugal


The estuary of Foz de Arelho offers on one side the lagoon, with calm waters, that is ideal for children, and on the other side, an immense beach that is open to the ocean, with optimal conditions for practicing sailing sports all year round. year (windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing....)

Spécialité de coquillages sur la côte d'Argent du Portugal
restaurant vue mer et falaise à Nazaré, Portugal
Cataplana de fruits de mer au restaurant à Nazaré

Treat yourself to a region where the food is amazing...

Nazaré region is also well known for its many and varied excellent restaurants: you will be spoiled for choice.

You will find quality restaurants, that are hearty, welcoming, typical, and for some of them still really cheap.

Whether you prefer ultra-fresh grilled fish, simmered shellfish, or perfectly cooked meat over a wood fire, there is something for everyone, both in the village and in the direct surrounding area.

The "cataplanas" (traditional dishes prepared in a typical copper utensil), the "caldeiradas", the skewers, or the wonderful seafood platters of the region will delight you.

We will obviously be happy to share with you all our best addresses.