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What to see and where to eat in Foz do Arelho

View over Foz do Arelho with the Óbidos Lagoon
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Explore the friendly town of Foz do Arelho, in Portugal,  and discover its stunning scenery, delightful cuisine, and the many attractions it has to offer. From its sparkling beach and serene lagoon to its fun summer activities and delicious regional dishes, this guide will help you find the best places to visit while in Foz do Arelho.

Visit Praia da Foz do Arelho 

Foz do Arelho beach

Located at the mouth of the Lagoa de Óbidos, Praia da Foz do Arelho (Foz do Arelho Beach) is a popular destination for both locals and visitors.

The water of the lagoon makes it ideal for swimming, while the waves in the sea are perfect for water activities, like surfing. As for the picturesque views, they invite you for a relaxing time.

With its crescent shape, this beautiful beach provides a safe haven to spend quality time with family and friends.

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Close to the village you will find the Foz do Arelho Footpaths, a wooden structure that follows the cliff and allows for a beautiful walk with your eyes set on the sea.

Enjoy romantic views at Lagoa de Óbidos

View over Lagoa de Óbidos with flamingos in the water

Take a romantic stroll and enjoy the unforgettable views of Lagoa de Óbidos (Óbidos Lagoon) while visiting Foz do Arelho.

This shallow lagoon is surrounded by rolling hills, endless pine forests and enchanting winding roads that will make your trip memorable.

Pack a picnic, explore the nearby trails, or sit back and relax on the sand for an unforgettable moment with your loved one.

Do you also want to visit Óbidos? Here are some suggestions for tours.

Have an amazing meal at Cais da Praia

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Enjoy the beautiful views of Lagoa de Óbidos by having an unforgettable meal at the restaurant Cais da Praia in Foz do Arelho.

Right on the beach, you can savor traditional dishes from locally sourced ingredients, complemented by an outstanding wine and cocktails selection.

Try the house specialties, such as codfish or the famous polvo à lagareiro (octopus). Be sure to finish your meal with a nice dessert and coffee!

This is also a great place if you just want to have a cocktail while watching the sunset.

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There’s so much more to see near Foz do Arelho

After spending your time in Foz do Arelho, head upcountry to visit Nazaré. In winter, you can find the biggest waves you have ever seen. In the summer, this beautiful fishing village is full of life and activities, and its extensive beach is perfect for relaxing in the sun.

If you head south of Foz do Arelho, you will reach Peniche, a Portuguese surfing mecca and the starting point to visit the Berlengas islands, a Biosphere Reserve.

Did you find this mini-guide helpful? Let me know if you like more extensive information or more straight-to-the-point destination travel tips.

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