The Silver coast offers more than most other coastal regions as it has not been overdeveloped and commercialised to pander to the demands of the mass tourism market.
Given the location of Sao Martinho do Porto it suits those wanting to relax on a beach as well as those wanting to soak up some of the wide ranging cultural heritage of the Silver Coast. There is a vast wealth of history and culture in the area and there are many beautiful and picturesque towns too. Below are just some of the many suggestions for a day out in the Silver Coast:
The neighbouring town Nazare, a charming old fishing town is 10km away.
The beautiful medieval town Óbidos (20 km),
Foz Do Arelho with the stunning Obidos Lagoon is 10km.
The historic town Alcobaca with the famous monastery is 15km.
Lisbon is 100km.
The UNESCO world heritage site Sintra with 2 palaces is 90km.
The Gothic city Santarém and the museum house of Alpiarça is 70 km
The palace, the church and the convent of Mafra is 90 km.
Also visit the basilica and the convent of Batalha from the 14th century. The pilgrimage destination Fátima (50 km), the castles of Leiria and Porto do Mos. The university city Coïmbra (100 km), the convent of the tempeliers in Tomar, etc..
Sao Martinho do Porto
Since the beginning of the century, the sandy beach of the shell shaped bay has attracted tourists. Situated between Peniche and Nazare, São Martinho has an easy-going, laid-back atmosphere. It has retained a traditional Portuguese culture and way-of-life and is very popular with people flocking to the resort in the summer.
As it lies in a natural bay its shelter makes it a popular choice for families with white sands sloping into calm, shallow water. Sao Martinho is in fact one of the warmest places to swim on the Silver coast. This is very much a tourist resort that provides many activities to keep you amused.