The West Coast of Portugal is rich in landscapes that make anyone fall in love at first sight. The Lagoa de Óbidos is one of the places that will leave you completely in love. Discover this treasure in the heart of the Silver Coast.
In less than 20kms from Óbidos, you can enjoy the largest lagoon in Portugal. The Óbidos Lagoon, with a depth varying between half a meter and two meters – according to data given by Turismo de Óbidos – is perfect for several aquatic sports activities. Throughout the year, it is common to practice rowing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing or paddle boarding.
For those who visit the Costa de Prata, this is an almost obligatory place of passage. Characterized by its calm waters, it allows great dives during the summer! A walk along the lagoon, feeling the breeze in your face, is another of the suggestions you will appreciate.
The entire area of the Óbidos Lagoon is marked by strong fisher roots. In the landscape, you will certainly see some « bateiras » – the typical boats of this lagoon.
The beach of Foz do Arelho – in the northern part of the lagoon – is one of the most frequented. In this place, the lagoon crosses with the Atlantic Ocean. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon or enjoy some waves on the ocean side.
The calm waters of the lagoon are the favourite areas of families with children. The beach of Foz does Arelho has Blue Flag and support services around, namely, parking, bar and surveillance during the bathing season.
How to get to Óbidos Lagoon?
From Óbidos to Foz do Arelho is less than 20 minutes by car. You can follow the A8 signs towards Leiria / Caldas da Rainha. On the highway, take the exit towards the N360 / Caldas da Rainha Center and follow the signs to Foz do Arelho.
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