Praia do Martinhal – the complete guide
Praia do Martinhal is a beach located to the east of Sagres.
The beach is not as crowded as many beaches near the other coastal towns of the Algarve. Yet, the beach is close enough near Sagres to be easily accessible. The beach is great for families and adventurers.
The beach is quite big and quite sandy. The water is calm, but there can be quite some wind on the water. This makes Praia do Martinhal a popular destination for windsurfing, as the conditions are almost perfect. Also surfing and bodyboarding are popular sports here. There is a surfing school near the beach, where you can get all the equipment that you need. Since the water is very clear, snorkeling is also a nice activity on this beach.
The beach is also nice to take a walk along the sea.
To the east of Praia do Martinhal you will find the ruins of a Roman pottery centre. Also to the east of the beach you will find another beach, called Praia dos Rebolinhos. This small, deserted and rocky beach is not supervised and is truly only for the adventurous.
From Praia do Martinhal you can also explore the natural park of Costa Vicentina, which has some of the best unspoiled nature of the Algarve. This area shows another side of the Algarve than the crowded touristic areas.
How to get there
Praia do Martinhal can be found along the main road. It is well signposted. If you prefer to walk, it takes about 25 minutes from the town of Sagres.
Praia do Martinhal – Facilities
There are several restaurants and cafes around Praia do Martinhal. Here you can try delicious seafood or any other local dish. Beware that not all restaurants or shops accept credit or debit cards, so make sure you always have some money on you. There are also a variety of water sports that can be enjoyed on this beach. Furthermore, there is a hotel nearby.
Facilities in Praia do Martinhal:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: no
• Toilet: yes
• Shower: no
• Water sports: yes
• Sunbeds: yes
• Parking: yes
• Lifeguards: yes
• Blue flag beach: yes