Praia da Comporta is the busiest beach in the area, attracting many of its visitors from Spain, Portugal, the Capital’s of Europe and is considered a great beach for families to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
The dark blue ocean, sometimes looks an emerald green and embraces the golden shoreline for 5.km until it reaches the private beach in Brejos da Carregueira.
If you’re lucky enough, you may get to witness the Bottlenose dolphin pod as they travel down the coast from Troia and back again.
The beach is located at the extremes of the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve and the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean and is enhanced by the wildness of the dunes and the rustling pine forest behind.
The beach is suitable for swimming and body boarding.
Accessible beach certificate ISO 14001
Praia da Comporta has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag and Gold Quality Standard Awards and provides both disability and bicycle access.
There are amphibious wheel chairs for those with disabilities enabling its user to bathe safely with suitable lifeguard support.
Secure, shaded parking is located 200m from the shoreline which overflows to an adjacent parking area and on-street parking during the summer months. Cost to park is €3.50
The water temperature varies between 14º and 20º with the yearly average at an accommodating 17º, and is the perfect temperature on hot sunny days when you’re desperate to cool down.
The beach has security surveillance with both marine police patrols and life guards on duty throughout the summer months.
Sun beds and parasols are available for rent throughout the summer, although due to the high demand and limited availability we suggest that you book in advance. Contact “Comporta Café” for your reservation.
Showers and toilets are also available.
For the environmentally conscious, colour coded recycling bins are in use at the beach.
38º 22’ 51.79’’ N
8º 48’ 10.70’’ O
Comporta Beach Restaurants
There are two restaurants serving this beach;
Have been serving delicious dishes since 2002 and are one of the reasons that clients keep coming back to Comporta, year after year. The wooden structured restaurant is decorated throughout in a laid back beach manner that is both comfortable for that romantic dinner or large family group.
Ilha do Arroz
Operated by one of the most respected couples in Comporta, Isabelina Carvalho and Tó Ze and it is rumoured that some twenty years ago, they were some of the young hipsters who travelled down from Lisbon and helped to put Comporta on the map.
Whether you are travelling from Grandola, Melides, Troia or Alcacer do Sal, you will need to join the National road 261 (N261) and head towards Comporta village. If you are heading south from Troia then the beach will be found on the right hand-side just before arriving at the village, whilst if you are travelling north to Comporta, the beach will be found on the left hand-side 500m after Comporta Village.