Apart from Comporta’s natural beauty, superb gastronomy and wines; A dolphin pod, two hundred bird species, nature reserves and traditional architecture, Comporta Beach is one of the most stunning you’ll ever visit and one of the best beaches in Portugal.
Located just outside of Comporta Village on the road which takes you along the awe inspiring Troia Peninsula, this amazing coastal area is the most popular beach in Comporta due to the large influx of Spanish, French and Portuguese tourists throughout the summer months
Praia da Comporta Beach, like all other beaches in Comporta stretches further than the eye can see and is made up of medium grain, golden sand which abuts the protected sand dunes on one side and the blue and green Atlantic Ocean on the other
Car parking area which throughout the summer months overflows on to the main Troia Peninsula road
There are two restaurants on the beach; Comporta Cafe Restaurante and Ilha do Arroz.
Both restaurants offer superb cuisine in a laid back fashion, with many a summer evening gifted with mellow sounds from a number of well known Portuguese and international D.J’s.
Brejos da Carregueira Beach
This beach can only be accessed if you are a resident and own a beach villa within this exclusive condominium or if you happen to own a property within the Herdade da Comporta private estate. Praia dos Brejos can only be reached by foot, bicycle or car, via the rice fields which commence in Comporta and extend all the way to Carvalhal
Once you traverse the rice fields you will have a short jaunt through the pine forest before reaching this exclusive sandy golden beach with views to the Serra da Arrabida Nature Reserve, kilometres of beach and of course the Atlantic Ocean
There are no bars or cafes on Praia dos Brejos da Carregueira Beach and therefore it would be wise to take a picnic, refreshments and some shade
A non pretentious beach where foreigners and locals alike go to kick off their working shoes in exchange for Havaianas and bare feet
The are two great beach restaurants, Por do Sol and Restaurante dos Pescadores which both serve superb fish and seafood dishes.
The beach is served by a large car park which extends by almost 200m in the summer months to the nearby Carvalhal beach hamlet. Apart from the usual good food and stunning beach, there is also a surf school which caters to both adults and children
An almost exclusive beach for members and friends of the Espirito Santo family and the international jet set that visit Comporta throughout the summer. Pego beach may be considered to be the best beach in Portugal for overall quality, location and clientele
There is only one restaurant on Praia do Pego “Sal” which is an upmarket destination that serves excellent cuisine with both traditional and international flavours
We recommend that you reserve a table at Restaurante Sal throughout the summer months as Praia do Pego is the “need to be seen” place to go, to relax and enjoy laid back yet sophisticated company
Pego provides its clients with a beach side car park and a large overflow area within a five minute walk and offers parasols and sun loungers for a small daily fee, but again we recommend that you book in advance if you want to be guaranteed your spot within this exclusive destination
A private beach with membership access through the Portuguese Prison service and guests. Even though the beach has closed access, if you can ever obtain entry it’s well worth the effort as this beautiful Alentejo beach is lined with red sandstone cliffs and stunningly formed dunes
Due to its prized location, the open prison which is located here is said to be for sale in exchange for a brand new prison in Grandola and cash. Praia da Raposa is an excellent beach on which to fish and catch the local shellfish “Cadalinas” which are well served with ample garlic and lemon either at lunch but especially for breakfast
Aberta Nova Beach
Located along the road that stretches between Carvalhal in Comporta and Melides and is also referred to as Praia da Dourada or the Golden beach. To arrive at the beach from the main road you wind a 5km country path passing the small hamlet of Aberta Nova and sizeable pine forest
Praia da Aberta Nova is used very much by the locals and nearby campers and has a typical bar / snack joint where to obtain light refreshments and snacks. Throughout the year this beach is also frequented by local fishermen whose catch may include sea bass and bream.
There are two beaches which are on opposite side of the Lagoa, (Lake) at located at roughly eight minutes away from the town centre
If you are facing the ocean from the road, the public Praia da Melides beach with its cafe’s and bars is to the left whilst the almost private Praia da Melides Beach with no such services is to the right
The “public” beach is frequented by both locals and foreigners who have a strong presence here and whom own many a small estate within the hillside that overlook the countryside and Ocean
The public beach provides a normal sized car park whilst the private one has room for about a dozen cars unless you park along the entrance road to the beach
For a livelier time with refreshments one should visit the public beach whilst for total privacy, one should frequent the more reserved secluded private beach
A golden stretch of sand that lies on the Atlantic Ocean side of the “Soltroia” private condominium of approximately one thousand rarely frequented properties. The beach is one of the safest in the area and is especially ideal for families and young children because the break in the ocean that is formed by the not too distant Serra da Arrabida Nature Reserve almost slows the ocean to a still
Soltroia Beach is supported by a large bar and superb beach club and restaurant Utopia which also boasts a huge swimming pool and excellent exterior lounging areas. The beach is served by a small parking area although many of the residents or tourists staying within the condominium leave their cars at home.
Praia de Soltroia provides a great family atmosphere with little or no waves which makes this an ideal spot to dip your toes without fear of being swept away in to what seems on many days a beautiful blue and green ocean.
Actually curves around from the Atlantic Ocean to the Sado Estuary overlooking both the port city of Setubal and the secluded Serra da Arrabida Nature Reserve. Troia is served by a number of bars, cafes and restaurants which are on the beach and not too far away within Troia Marina.
Troia Beach has been a favourite destination for the Portuguese for many a year with the foreign tourist becoming more frequent and especially so that one may still find a suitable investment or holiday home in the area which is for sale.
You may be reached by car via the Troia Peninsula or car ferry from Setubal as well as by foot if you take the Troia / Setubal Catamaran. Praia do Troia is used by tourists who are staying at the resort, property owners and daily ferry commuters from Setubal, Lisbon and those travelling from further afield.
Troia Beach is very safe for children and the nearby harbour provides moorings for many types of boat.
Troia is also a very good for water sports, sailing and especially Dolphin Observation.