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Things to do in São Martinho do Porto

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Sublocality
“In addition to being a popular spot for Portuguese people and tourists alike, this is a very calm beach, perfect for children, as it has no waves. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“The sands here continue for an approximate 3 kilometers forming a shell shape around the sheltered bay that is home to São Martinho do Porto Beach. The calm sea represents the perfect conditions for both children and nautical sports such as windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. The town, which was founded by monks from the Alcobaça Monastery in the 13th century, expanded significantly throughout the course of the 20th century becoming a much sought after and appreciated summer resort.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A little higher in price but really great food and friendly staff. Quiet and great views of the bay.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“É um restaurante muito acolhedor, com vista para a Baía de São Martinho do Porto e com excelentes opções no menu.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Locality
“São Martinho do Porto is a nice village at a beautiful and calm shell-shaped bay, it's a paradise for small children. The local market is open all week. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Food
“Fantastic place for a sweet treat, with great choice of ice cream, waffles, crepes, fresh fruit, etc. Portion sizes are huge, so make sure you save some room for desert!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Please, take care the sea is really dangerous here, even in the summer and even if it doesn´t looks like! In this beach it can be possible to see some nature fans. How did this beach get it's name? Who knows. This beach is located just outside the bay, north of the village. This is a quiet beach, mainly because of the rough Atlantic Ocean. Great for a walk or sunbathing when the weather is good, or to get a breath of fresh air when the conditions are not that good.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and wine at reasonable prices. The view across the bay is an additional bonus.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh fish, caught by the owner himself. A wonderful & simple meal with fresh, real ingredients. In summer time a terrace with sea view.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great option for a more economical take away meal, this place produces the best grilled chicken in the area – definitely worth a try!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Para beber um copo ou jogar snooker até tarde. \\\\\\\\\\ Have a drink or play some snooker until late at night.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Larga variedade de pratos para toda a família. Aberto desde cedo até tarde. Com opções vegetarianas \\\\\\\\\\ Wide variety of dishes to choose for the hole family. Opened from early morning till late at night. With vegetarian options.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great choice for traditional fresh fish and seafood, located on the beach itself with the best views and good value”
  • 2 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“At the local market you can find fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, meat and bread while contact with the locals.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“great bar for live music at the weekends, on and off season. the locals frequent this place...good prices for drinks and some basic snack food.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Above the harbor mouth, the lighthouse a place to visit. The ride is beautiful and wild. Can climb from the pier by a ladder next to the red building. (Last building)”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A little higher in price but really great food and friendly staff. Quiet and great views of the bay.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“É um restaurante muito acolhedor, com vista para a Baía de São Martinho do Porto e com excelentes opções no menu.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and wine at reasonable prices. The view across the bay is an additional bonus.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh fish, caught by the owner himself. A wonderful & simple meal with fresh, real ingredients. In summer time a terrace with sea view.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great option for a more economical take away meal, this place produces the best grilled chicken in the area – definitely worth a try!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great choice for traditional fresh fish and seafood, located on the beach itself with the best views and good value”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Gastronomic wine bar in an urban chic atmosphere full of details and sea view. A creative menu in small portions to share in a contemporary tavern concept where the proximity to the sea is revealed in the proposals presented.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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