Nazare is a tiny fishing village on the west coast of Portugal. While in Fatima, I decided to take a side trip to Nazare.
In the summer, tourists flood Nazare daily. Many arrive to enjoy a great fresh fish lunch, visit the sitio on top of the cliff, watch the fisherman mend their nets, and catch a glimpse of a woman in her traditional 7 petticoats.
But locals and residents go to the beach at Nazare to enjoy the sand, sun, and sea.
The beach is covered with small beach cabana rentals. Families rent them and spend the day at the beach eating, drinking, swimming and visiting with each other.
I enjoyed the sight of these many colorful, striped cabanas in neat, tight rows. From atop the Sitio, as I looked down I could see the white pointed tops of these beach huts. I watched the children frolic and play and the grown-ups sit and talk as they enjoyed a day at the beach.
Nazare is one of the prettiest and most picturesque beaches in Portugal. It is easy to see why this is such a popular and beloved tourist site.
Info: The TOURISMO on Avenida Da Republica, Nazare.