When we arrive in Sesimbra, our gaze is immediately held by the immensity of the sea. The bay, flanked by Serra da Arrábida to the east and by the harbour to the west, stands out in a perfect curve.
In the village, a walk along the marginal, by the beach, is a must. This is where you will find most of the restaurants that serve fish, known amongst the best in the world. A visit to the Fortress of Santiago is also not to be missed.
For those wishing to learn more about the traditions associated with fishing there are guided tours to the fish market, or they can simply take a walk by the jetty, where they can watch all the fishing bustle, as well as the arrival and departure of vessels.
The Sesimbra sea can also be explored in other ways like scuba diving, canoeing, sailing, hiking, boating, cycling and more.
On the beach, you can relax under one of the umbrellas available there. Enjoy the white sand and breathtaking beauty that surrounds you. From here you can see the Serra da Arrábida, a mountainous beauty that slopes down to the Atlantic Ocean. Sometimes, either from land or on a boat trip, you can still see the roaz dolphins, a species that lives in the Sado estuary with a high level of protection.
Good to Know
Distance to Lisbon (by boat)
36 nautical miles
Time from Lisbon (engine boat)
up to 3 hour
Time from Lisbon (sailing boat)
5 to 7 hours
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How to get there?
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