Martinhal Beach

Martinhal Beach showing general coastal views, a sandy beach and swimming

Martinhal Beach

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Collect pebbles with your kids on this family-friendly beach and take a boat trip to the caves and underwater grottoes of the islets.

Martinhal Beach is a fairly small strand with a shallow bay and calm water, making it an ideal spot for families. It stands opposite the picturesque limestone Martinhal Islets, which you can reach by boat. Bring your kids to swim in the placid ocean and sunbathe on this calm stretch of sand.

Embark on one of the regular boat trips to the Martinhal Islets. Explore the various caves and inlets that pockmark the cliffs and go snorkeling around the islets to check out the fish and underwater terrain. The islands are known for their intriguing underwater grottoes.

Back on Martinhal Beach, climb up and down the sand dunes. Enjoy the excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean and the islets from the tip of the dunes. Snap photos of the verdant cliffs, which are covered in colorful marshland vegetation. Find a spot on the stretch of sand or grassy inland fields to lay down a blanket for a picnic.

Go beachcombing for all manner of pebbles and marine treasures along the sandy strand with your kids. Aside from stones and sand, the beach is basic and remote, a tranquil haven far from the bustle of city life.

Visit the beach for free. It is open to the public at all times. It is flanked by a beach resort with a children’s club, restaurants and swimming pool, among other amenities. Walk through the beach resort to get to the beach. Lifeguards patrol the bay during the summer.

Martinhal Beach is on the eastern flank of the headland that dips into the Atlantic Ocean from the southwestern point of Portugal. Walk east from the heart of Sagres for 20 minutes to reach the beach, which overlooks the Bay of Baleeira. Visit nearby attractions, such as tiny Rebolinhos Beach, the Martinhal Islets and Mareta Beach.

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Memmo Baleeira Hotel
4 out of 5
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"The overall design is simple yet elegant, with a cool beachy vibe. The outdoor pool and easy walks to beaches below can occupy you for hours or days. The hotel is sited perfectly to capture stunning views. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet was great with lots of choices. Dinner ..."

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Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
5 out of 5
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The price is £308 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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Mareta Beach House
Mareta Beach House
3 out of 5
Rua da Mareta, Vila do Bispo, 8650-356
The price is £131 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3-star B&B in Vila do Bispo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the quiet rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (21 reviews)
Very disappointed
"On arriving the man at reception was not welcoming , I was kept waiting a longtime while he made a phone call. I had asked him if someone would help me with my bags as the room they had allocated me was not in the main building and there was no lift to the first floor. He eventually took my case ..."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

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