Turquoise water, white sand, a long beach framed by mountains…a familiar scene. Yet this beauty of the Portuguese coast remains relatively undiscovered. As a result the beach is often quiet, uncrowded, peaceful and clean. The lands surrounding the area are covered in rice paddies — miles of green until the wide expanse of sand meets the shoreline. There are pine forests, vineyards, and villages nearby as well, with Comporta located in the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve and wetlands.
In total there are more than twelve miles of sand dunes and white sand beaches. The area of Comporta Beach is certified as both accessible and “Blue Flag” for its commitment to upholding environmental standards. The clear turquoise waters often draw comparisons to the Caribbean. Conditions can be good for surfing and windsurfing as well — though you’ll likely have the beach to yourself.
Comporta Beach is located on the Troia Peninsula — an hour south of Lisbon, 12 miles west of the A2 highway. Shaded, free parking is available.