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 clings to the cliff overlooking the Atlantic. Azenhas do Mar is within easy reach from Lisbon and Sintra, therefore 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 as well as 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, there are still a few traditional buildings that add a quaint charm to this quiet little village. The village once made its fortune by harnessing the power of the sea by the use of sea-powered water mills (Azenha), and today one can still see the original millstones lining the streets.

Azenhas do Mar

Old Mill in Azenhas do Mar

South of the town is the Miradoura das Azenhas do Mar viewpoint that offers a postcard view over the village. The afternoon is the best time to visit as sea mist is a common occurrence in the mornings. If you decide to take lunch here or to use Azenhas do Mar as your holiday base you'll find the prices cheaper than in Lisbon or Sintra. The local welcome is also very 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.

• Scotturb buses #440 & 441 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