Holidays in Nazare Beach

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Nazare Beach showing general coastal views, waves and rugged coastline

Surfers and sun worshippers are drawn to the golden sands, great restaurants and big waves of this popular beach, located in a pretty historic town.

Nazaré Beach is the perfect place to unwind, whether you enjoy getting active at the beach or just want to read your book and work on your tan. Come to this lovely crescent-shaped stretch of sand to surf the lively waves or to watch your kids build castles on the clean yellow sand. In the evening, enjoy a meal at one of the great restaurants nearby.

Bring or rent a surfboard and experience the impressive waves that have made the beaches of Nazaré famous. World-renowned surfer Garrett McNamara brought the area great fame by surfing on a record-breaking 100-foot (30-meter) wave off nearby North Beach. Expect big waves here at Nazaré Beach too, especially toward the northern end of the beach. However, the waters here are more suited to those who are new to surfing. Take lessons and rent all the equipment you need at a local surf school.

Take time out from the waves to browse the souvenir and handicraft stores that have sprung up near the coast. Eat at one of the restaurants nearby. Taste seafood straight from the ocean and be sure to sample some caldeirada à Nazarena. This local specialty is a flavorsome fish stew that makes use of the fresh ingredients offered by the sea.

In the town of Nazaré itself, wander old-fashioned narrow streets and admire the picturesque red-roofed buildings. Spot fisherwomen in traditional layered skirts and wooden clogs. See how many of the customs of the past have been carefully preserved in this charming place. Although it is a popular tourist spot, the town still remains more authentic than some of Portugal’s other coastal destinations.

If you are staying in Nazaré you will find hotels and other accommodations along Nazaré Beach, as this is the most popular place for tourists to stay. However, it is also possible to drive from Lisbon in around 90 minutes, making this beach an ideal choice for a daytrip. Come in the summer months to enjoy long daylight hours and outdoor drinks in the balmy evening.

967 Cheap Hotels Near Nazare Beach

Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Ribamar
1 out of 5
Rua Gomes Freire 9, Nazare, Leiria
The price is AU$52 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Located in Nazare, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Praca de Touros and Nazare Beach. Norte Beach and Nazare Port are also ...
3.8/5 Good! (198 reviews)
Perfect location but needs upgrades
"We booked a 2 bedroom which wasn’t possible since the door wouldn’t shut. The floor was missing pieces and because of this the kids looked directly at our bed. We had to lay a blanket on the floor to keep from getting injured."

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2021

Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Mar Bravo
Hotel Mar Bravo
3 out of 5
Praca Sousa Oliveira, 71, Nazare
The price is AU$119 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Nazare hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praca de Touros and Nazare Beach. Norte Beach and Nazare Port are also within 1 mile (2 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (160 reviews)
"Great ocean front property. Clean comfortable rooms, a little small but the view is amazing! Breakfast buffet is included. They have free parking available at a different hotel that is a few minutes walk, however it was full. It was very tight and difficult to Maneuver inside the parking facility. ..."

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2021

Hotel Mar Bravo
Hotel Miramar Sul
Hotel Miramar Sul
4 out of 5
Caminho Real, Nazare
The price is AU$114 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
This family-friendly Nazare hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Nazare Port and Nazare Beach. Praca de Touros and Church of Nossa Senhora da ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (440 reviews)
"Personnel are great. Awful awful bed."

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2021

Hotel Miramar Sul
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Nazare Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Ribamar
1 out of 5
Rua Gomes Freire 9, Nazare, Leiria
The price is AU$52 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Mar Bravo
Hotel Mar Bravo
3 out of 5
Praca Sousa Oliveira, 71, Nazare
The price is AU$119 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Hotel Mar Bravo
Hotel Miramar Sul
Hotel Miramar Sul
4 out of 5
Caminho Real, Nazare
The price is AU$114 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Hotel Miramar Sul
Hotel Oceano
Hotel Oceano
1 out of 5
Avenida Republica 51, Nazare
The price is AU$55 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Hotel Oceano
Hotel Magic
Hotel Magic
3 out of 5
Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque, nr 58, Nazare
The price is AU$119 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Hotel Magic
Hotel Mare
Hotel Mare
3 out of 5
Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque N.10, Nazare
The price is AU$125 per night from 28 Dec. to 28 Dec.
Hotel Mare
Villamar Style Maison
Villamar Style Maison
4 out of 5
Rua Rancho Ta-Mar, 3, Nazare
The price is AU$124 per night from 2 Dec. to 2 Dec.
Villamar Style Maison
Apartment Wave Spot
Apartment Wave Spot
Apartment Wave Spot
Hotel Praia
Hotel Praia
4 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Guimaraes 39, Nazare
The price is AU$126 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
Hotel Praia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.