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Explore the beaches north of Nazare

From Nazare to Sao Pedro de Moel...

The beaches north of the fishing village of Nazare offer a stunning natural landscape embraced by one of the most extensive pine forests in Portugal. 

With sands to lose sight of, this area of Silver Coast Portugal is known for its beautiful beaches, and the connection to the sea is present in much of what is the local culture and gastronomy of the villages that have flourished along the coast.

Without the highly populated density or tourist demand of other areas of Portugal, the coastline north of Nazare offers a relatively tranquil lifestyle, where it is possible to become part of the community and enjoy the best of this region, also known as "the real Portugal". 

Among the biggest attractions of this area are its traditional Portuguese restaurants, where seafood and fish are as fresh as it gets, and a wide variety of water sports and leisure activities. 

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Below you will find a series of useful contacts to make your experience in Nazare unforgettable!

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Things to see

• São Pedro Lighthouse - Penedo da Saudade

• Glass Museum - Marinha Grande

• Leiria Castle 

• Alcobaça Monastery

• Windmills in Paredes da Vitória

• Lime kilns of Pataias

• Ethnographic Museum Manuel 70

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Beaches

• São Pedro de Mel

• Praia do Pedrógão

• Vale Furado

• Pedra do Ouro

• Paredes da Vitória

• Polvoeira

• Pedra do Ouro

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Events

• Celebrations in Honor of Our Lady of Hope - Pataias, December

• Festivities of the Village of Pataias, May

• Popular Saints - Paredes da Vitória, July

• Festa e Romaria de Nossa Senhora da Vitória, August - every year a pilgrimage takes place from the Parish Church of Pataias to the chapel of Paredes. This tradition exists since the XVI century.

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Healthcare & Wellbeing

• Public Health Centre - Unidade de Saúde Familiar Pinhal do Rei - Pataias

Tel.: 244 585 090

 

• Centro Médico Pataias - Grupo H Saúde (private medical clinic)

R. da Lagoa 21

Tel.: 244 585 040

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Pet Services

• Centro Veterinário do Oeste Maceira

Emergency veterinarian service

Tel.: 244 778 340

• HVMG - Veterinary Hospital of Marinha Grande

Animal hospital 

Tel.: 244 503 106

• Cistervet - Clínica Veterinária - Alcobaça

Tel.: 262 583 949

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Public Administration

• Local government office

União das Freguesias de Pataias e Martingança

Tel.: 244 589 156

• Municipality of Alcobaça (Câmara Municipal de Alcobaça)

Tel: 262 580 800

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Outdoor activities

• Surf and Bodyboarding

• Sports fishing

• Hike along Pataias Lagoon

• Cycling on Estrada Atlantica

• Surf classes

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Restaurants

• Mad - Vale Furado
 

​• O Tonico – Restaurante e Marisqueira - Paredes da Vitória
 

• Brisamar - Sao Pedro de Moel
 

• Estrela do Mar - Sao Pedro de Moel
 

• Hotel Miramar Restaurante - Sao Pedro de Moel

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Pharmacies

• Farmácia Laborinho - Pataias

Tel.: 244 585 070

Arnal, Maceira

• Farmácia Beatriz Godinho

Tel.: 244 777 284

 

​• Well's Pharmacy - Continente Marinha Grande

Tel.: 244 570 340

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Police & Fire Department

• Police department - GNR Pataias

Posto Territorial de Pataias

Tel.: 244 589 393

• Firefighters - Bombeiros Voluntários de Pataias

Estrada de Paredes

Tel.: 244 587 240

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Supermarkets & Farmers' Markets

• Pão de Açúcar supermarket - Pataias

Tel.: 244 580 514

• Intermarché supermarket - Pataias

Tel.: 244 587 350

​• Pataias Weekly Market

On Sundays from 6am to 1:30pm

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Sports facilities & Gyms

• Pataias Municipal Swimming Pool

Tel.: 244 586 547

• Campo de Ténis da Pedra do Ouro

 

• Campo de Ténis da Alva de Pataias

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Coast North of Nazare

Golden beaches surrounded by natural beauty where the pure air of the forest meets the sea breeze. The beaches north of Nazare are very special, a place to get lost in time and enjoy the best of Portugal...