: A8 Lisbon-Leiria, Nazare exit
Nazare is an idyllic fishing village with about 15 000 inhabitants. The oldest part, Sitio, is placed on top of a 100 meter cliff, the main Nazare centre is on the beach below. In Sitio, there is a large water park with water slides and pools for small as well as bigger children. From Nazare it is about 20-30 minutes drive to the Praia del Ray golf park and the surfing paradise of Peniche. In the town of Nazare, there are many nice restaurants, specializing in seafood and traditional Portuguese food. If you prefer home cooking, there is a large market open every morning, that sells vegetables, fish and meat from local producers.
The beach of Nazare is well known for its beauty, and Nazare also has a marina with boats for rent. The area around Nazare has many scenic walks, and to the north and south of the town, the beach is virtually untouched for several kilometres. The small roads along the coast are excellent for bicycle rides, not too hilly, but with breathtaking views.