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.

915 Cheap Hotels Near Nazare Beach

Hotel Oceano
Hotel Oceano
1 out of 5
Avenida Republica 51, Nazare
The price is AU$55 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this Nazare hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praca de Touros and Nazare Beach. Nazare Port and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (49 reviews)
I like it.
"Stayed in 2 different rooms. The larger front facing room was much nicer. Loved my balcony overlooking the beach. Great view. Was ok from side view room too because of empty building site. Best to be on north side of building. Breakfast okay. Free parking a few blocks away."

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2021

Hotel Oceano
Villamar Style Maison
Villamar Style Maison
4 out of 5
Rua Rancho Ta-Mar, 3, Nazare
The price is AU$123 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nazare Port and Nazare Beach. Praca de Touros and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (149 reviews)
"Great place! Close to everything!"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2021

Villamar Style Maison
Hotel Praia
Hotel Praia
4 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Guimaraes 39, Nazare
The price is AU$110 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Located in the heart of Nazare, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Praca de Touros and Nazare Beach. Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré and Nazare Port are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (75 reviews)
"Good place to stay. Great location."

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Hotel Praia
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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 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Hotel Ribamar
Villamar Style Maison
Villamar Style Maison
4 out of 5
Rua Rancho Ta-Mar, 3, Nazare
The price is AU$123 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Villamar Style Maison
Hotel Praia
Hotel Praia
4 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Guimaraes 39, Nazare
The price is AU$110 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Hotel Praia
Hotel Oceano
Hotel Oceano
1 out of 5
Avenida Republica 51, Nazare
The price is AU$55 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Hotel Oceano
Quinta Amarela
Quinta Amarela
3 out of 5
Avenida de Badajoz, n79 Rio Novo, Nazare
The price is AU$63 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Quinta Amarela
Hotel Mare
Hotel Mare
3 out of 5
Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque N.10, Nazare
The price is AU$126 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Hotel Mare
Luxury beach apartment in Villa - North Canyon Beach 200m
Luxury beach apartment in Villa - North Canyon Beach 200m
Nazare, Leiria District
Luxury beach apartment in Villa - North Canyon Beach 200m
Hotel Mar Bravo
Hotel Mar Bravo
3 out of 5
Praca Sousa Oliveira, 71, Nazare
The price is AU$111 per night from 20 Jan. to 21 Jan.
Hotel Mar Bravo
Miramar Hotel & Spa
Miramar Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Rua Abel da Silva, 36, Nazare
The price is AU$107 per night from 11 Feb. to 12 Feb.
Miramar Hotel & Spa
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.