Big waves and wide sandy swaths make Praia da Nazare one of the most popular spots along the country's Atlantic coastline. Due to its geography and strong ocean currents, this beach often sees monster breakers in excess of 20 m (78 ft), a huge draw for some of the world's top surfers. In addition to record-breaking waves, the beach offers easy access to the nearby town of Nazare, a busy tourist resort packed with trendy shops and award-winning seafood restaurants. The current is extremely strong here, even on calm days, so watch out for the really big swells, and keep an eye on the weakest swimmers in your party. See Praia da Nazare and all Nazare has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nazare trip itinerary builder app.
Tours to Praia da Nazare
Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $93
Duration: 9 hours
Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos Small Group Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $111
Duration: 8 hours
Praia da Nazare reviews
A great spot in Portugal in the country center and a famous spot for surfers as it is near from one of the best places in the worl for big wave surfers more »
I had never visited Nazare and I was surprised at the cleanliness and the length of the beach. The beach front has everything you need to enjoy the day even if you don't like sand. If you follow the..... more »
Amazing place to relax and enjoy a stupendous beach scene with natural beauty that's indescribable. Swim area is away from rip currents so follow markings to stay safe. Includes sand soccer fields and volleyball courts to enjoy open to public and a full beach sports stadium with European pro events/tournaments held there in the summer. Can surf or learn to surf if you're a beginner in the gentle summer waves or challenge yourself in the winter for the big ones. Either way can relax away an entire day with good food all along the street opposite the sand. Festive fun vacation atmosphere here. Enjoy!!!
My favorite beach in Portugal. Authentic, beautiful, and full of charm. The sun is strong and full. Be sure to rent a cabana to get out of the sun if needed. Strong undercurrent, so careful with the little ones. The night life is busy and worth the walk through the streets. Spend the day at the beach, shopping, cold shower, dinner and drinks, and walk the lively streets. The night clubs really bring things to life. Most don’t go to bed before 4:00am.
Plan your trip to Nazare
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Nazare
Hidden gems in Nazare
Nearby attractions in Nazare
Adventure in Nazare
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kid-friendly things to do in Nazare
Duration: 1h 30 min
Plans to Praia da Nazare by other users
30 days in Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Lisbon BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, culture, romantic, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, romantic, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 9 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA May, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: May, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Lisbon BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ITALY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy