The central part of Portugal is lined with the most beautiful beaches. The shimmering of the sun on the water and its waves gave this region its name: the Silver Coast.
From our bed and breakfast in Óbidos it is only a 15-minute drive to the beach. Take the motorway A8, either south and follow the IP6 to Peniche, or north and take the exit at Foz do Arelho. Both towns offer great beaches and have plenty of places to enjoy lunch or dinner.
Peniche is well know for its high waves and surfing, and has great fish restaurants. It is also worth driving a few kilometres north from Peniche, where you will find a small picturesque fishing village (Baleal) located on a tiny peninsula.
Foz do Arelho offers other water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing, and because it is situated on a lagoon (Lagoa de Óbidos), you can find beaches especially suitable for small children.