Sesimbra, located on the southern side of Lisbon’s headland, was once a strategic medieval fortress. Over the years, a small fishing village has manifested outside of the castle. The village faces a long, flat beach with a harbour at one end. The position of Sesimbra, combined with the breakwater that protrudes from the land, makes the village an unappealing surfing destination.
However, just 5 minutes from Sesimbra, stunning hidden coves hide amongst the cliff tops. Sesimbra is accessible via a sixty-minute bus ride, which makes the village an appealing destination for a day trip away from Lisbon. An enormous vacation resort overlooks the water, a popular accommodation for those seeking a weekend away from the city.
🏠 Property prices: Cheaper than Lisbon
📸 Tourist density: Some tourists
🥾 Good for hiking: Yes
💻 Coworking space: No
🌍 Nomads & expats: None
🏖️ By ocean: Yes
🏄 Good for surfing: Rarely
🚌 By public transport to Lisbon: 60 min by bus
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