Silver Coast - What makes the Silver Coast so special

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You have probably seen or heard of the expression Silver Coast! A magical region, with vast natural beauty and whoever visits it, promises to return. The Silver Coast is an extension of Portuguese coastal regions, located on the west side and bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. A meeting point between the green landscape and the sea!


It is a region with an excellent economic, cultural, tourist and gastronomic development. Close to Lisbon, with a motorway (A8) that connects this area directly to the Portuguese capital, and with a great flexibility of public transport, the Silver Coast is, without a doubt, a region of excellence.

 


Western Vine and Wine Route

In addition to the beach, the Silver Coast is a wine region with a route of 25 farms, which you can take. In these farms you can take part in the harvest, enjoy the green landscape and taste the light DOC wines, as well as the regional sweets.


If you are a lover of wine and history, explore here the four routes of the “Western Vine and Wine Route”.

 


Golf Courses

If, on the other hand, you are a golf enthusiast, the Silver Coast is internationally famous for its Golf Courses. They are located between the vast mountains and the ocean, which makes your moments magical.


From Óbidos to Peniche, you can explore here the resorts with the Golf Courses, and discover the traditions and legends of these two sites.


Along the Silver Coast, we also find some cities and towns. Different from each other, but with a rich historical and cultural heritage, such as:

 

Caldas da Rainha

Just a few minutes away from the best beaches in the region, and 1 hour from Lisbon, you will find Caldas da Rainha. A city full of art and life, which has become a very popular tourist destination.

 

Markets

The city has a fruit, vegetable and handicraft market that stands out for its colors and the quality of its products, having been a tradition for a long time. In addition, it also has a fresh fish market in the region.

 

History
Its thermal hospital dates to the Middle Ages, known for its sulfur-rich waters, which help in the treatment of dermatological and bone problems. Its historic buildings are a must-see!

 

Art
The various artisanal pottery shops decorate the streets and show the original and creative pieces, with the origin in the artist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro. This gives it the name of the capital of ceramics and makes it an open-air museum.

 

Living in Caldas da Rainha
In addition to art, the city of Caldas da Rainha is an excellent place to live. It has all the necessary services, shops, supermarkets, a shopping center, several restaurants and typical cafés.

 

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Óbidos

On the Silver Coast you will also find a region rich in medieval history, where you feel like a real king/queen when walking through its streets between walls. Óbidos is one of the 7 wonders of Portugal and a tourist spot that you cannot miss. It is difficult to travel the A8 without seeing a beautiful castle with a village within its walls!

 

Castle

A medieval village surrounded by walls, with narrow streets and lined with houses decorated with flowers. A beautiful labyrinth where you will find craft shops, bars and counters with your typical drink, cherry liquor in a chocolate cup.


Events

Throughout the year, the castle of Óbidos is home to several iconic events in the region. Like the International Chocolate Festival, the Christmas Village and the Medieval Market. In addition, it has music, reading and arts events. Do not miss the opportunity to visit this region full of culture!


Living in Óbidos

The municipality of Óbidos benefits from an excellent location. In addition to the access to the A8 (motorway with connection to Lisbon), it has several areas in its surroundings with privileged houses overlooking the castle or the countless green landscapes. It also has artisanal commerce, supermarkets, pharmacies and schools.


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Foz do Arelho

Foz do Arelho is a must-visit spot on the Silver Coast. A beach of natural beauty, where the Lagoa de Óbidos meets the Atlantic Ocean. The surrounding area of Lagoa de Óbidos, in addition to beauty and being ideal for children, is a perfect area for windsurfing or kitesurfing. The seaside is bathed by the sea is ideal for swimming and surfing.

 

Living in Foz do Arelho

Its typical village has numerous beach houses within minutes walking distance from the beach, pharmacy, several cafes and small grocery stores. If you want to live with more luxury and tranquility, you have several villas on the slopes with stunning overlooking to the sea.


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São Martinho do Porto

São Martinho do Porto beach is an excellent option for those who like a beach with calm water and fine white sand. It has a wonderful hillside, which you can walk and enjoy the beautiful view of the infinite sea, and a bridge that connects it to Salir do Porto. You can take a moment to enjoy a family walk.


The village of São Martinho Porto is still full of life and activities, making it an ideal destination to spend a perfect holiday, or even live.


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Nazaré

Nazaré is a village with a stunning natural beauty. Worldwide known for its giant waves, but also for its rich historical heritage.


History
In its streets you can find the Nazarenas dressed in typical costumes, small boats that sell fresh fish and various art and fishing spots, where the past and the present unite.


Fresh fish and sea
Its smell and sea breeze invite visitors to enjoy fresh fish dishes in its typical restaurants.


Living in Nazaré
Nazaré has all the necessary services and commerce. The properties available here have a beautiful view and a calm and sea breeze, absolutely refreshing.


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Peniche

On the Silver Coast, Peniche is the definition of fishing and surfing. It has some of the most famous beaches in the region, such as the Supertubos, which are very popular with tourists.


In this location, you can enjoy many tourist spots and activities, such as:

  • Cabo Carvoeiro, where you can visit breathtaking landscapes;
  • Baleal, an island with narrow streets and typical houses, which invite you to take a family walk;
  • Berlenga Island, a natural reserve of translucent waters with boat trips and diving baptisms, which are a Must Do in the Peniche region. Certainly, one of the Portugal paradises;
  • Surf, being the home of surfing championships, and a mandatory destination for surfers passing through Portugal.

In addition, Peniche is an excellent place to live, especially for those who like areas surrounded by the sea, but with all the necessary services.


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The Silver Coast is rich in history, sea and life. What makes it, in addition to an excellent tourist area, or great place to live!

* This article is not intended as advice and is intended for information purposes only. For more information contact us!

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