Azenhas do Mar
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This delightful coastal village is one of the most photographed in Portugal. Its entanglement of cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses cling precariously to the cliff overlooking the Atlantic. Azenhas do Mar is within easy reach from Lisbon and Sintra, making it popular with daytrippers. MADABOUTSINTRA.COM is your indispensable guide to help your visit run smoothly. The town offers the visitor amazing views over the rocky coastline and a wonderful sandy beach. Below the cliffs, there's a swimming pool hewn out of the rocks overlooked by the Azenhas do Mar restaurant perched on its terrace. In the old town, few remaining traditional buildings add a quaint charm to this quiet little village. Azenhas do Mar once made its fortune by harnessing the power of the sea through the use of sea-powered water mills (Azenha), and the original millstones still can be seen lining the streets.

Azenhas do Mar

Old Mill in Azenhas do Mar

If you're looking for a picturesque view of the village, head south of town to the Miradoura das Azenhas do Mar viewpoint. Visiting in the afternoon is recommended as sea mist tends to be present in the mornings. Azenhas do Mar is a great option for a holiday base or for lunch, as prices are more affordable than in Lisbon or Sintra. Additionally, the locals are very welcoming and friendly.


Take N247 North West. Rua 25 de Abril, Estrada Antonio Henriques Rodrigues Maximiano, Estrada de Janas and Avenida Comissão de Melhoramentos/Rua do Pinhal to Rua da Casa Rita in Colares.

• Carris Metropolitana buses #1242, #1247, #1248 & #1254 – Portela de Sintra – Azenhas do Mar leaves from Sintra Train station to Azenhas do Mar.
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Set 50 yards from Aguda Beach, Azenhas do Mar West Coast Design and Surf Villas offers a terrace and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. Each unit is fitted with a patio, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a fireplace, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. A fridge, a stovetop and a toaster are also featured, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. Hiking, windsurfing and cycling are possible within the area, and the apartment offers water sports facilities.

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Escadinhas Júlio Ramos Baeta, 2705-098 Sintra, Portugal. | 38° 50' 29.1" N | 09° 27' 41.4" W

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Azenhas do Mar West Coast Design and Surf Villas