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Costa da Caparica

It’s an easy drive from Sesimbra to the southern beaches of the Costa da Caparica, a surprisingly verdant and undeveloped stretch of coast. A few kilometres to the north of Cabo Espichel is the little village of Aldeia do Meco, from where a path cuts down to the superb beach of Praia do Meco, though take care of the huge breakers here. The calmest strip of beach is by the Lagoa de Albufeira, a little further south, where you’ll find a sheltered lagoon, popular with sea birds and fine to swim in.