Azenhas do Mar
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Nestled along the picturesque Portuguese coast, Azenhas do Mar is a captivating village that has become a favourite location for photographers. Its labyrinth of cobblestone streets winding amidst whitewashed houses perched on the cliff's edge offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Accessible from Lisbon and Sintra, this coastal gem attracts day-trippers seeking its charm and natural beauty.

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Within the historic heart of the village, remnants of traditional architecture add to its idyllic ambiance. Azenhas do Mar's history is intertwined with the sea, once thriving with sea-powered water mills known as "Azenhas." Today, remnants of these mills, including original millstones, still line the streets, offering glimpses into the village's maritime past.

Azenhas do Mar

Old Mill in Azenhas do Mar

For a stunning panoramic vista of the village, venture south of town to the Miradoura das Azenhas do Mar viewpoint. Opt for an afternoon visit to avoid the morning sea mist, ensuring clear views of the scenic surroundings. Azenhas do Mar presents an excellent choice for a holiday retreat or a leisurely lunch, offering more budget-friendly options compared to bustling Lisbon or Sintra. Moreover, the warm hospitality of the locals adds to the welcoming atmosphere of this charming coastal destination.


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