About Sesimbra

Sesimbra is located on the peninsula of Setúbal, about 30 kilometres from Lisbon and Setúbal, which is equivalent to just over half an hour's journey, from each of these cities. The access from Lisbon is done by the A2 to the exit of the Fogueteiro and then by the EN378. On the Setúbal side, the access is made by EN10 to Azeitão, and then by EN379.

The territory is divided into the parishes of Santiago, Castelo and Quinta do Conde. The first corresponds to the village of Sesimbra, a fishing and bathing center, which is the seat of the county and the main tourist center, concentrating several emblematic buildings, such as the fortress of Santiago, the Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes and the Medieval Hospital, and the mother church.

The parish of Castelo corresponds to the rural area, very linked to agriculture. On the south coast of this parish, stretching from the Bay of Sesimbra to Cabo Espichel, are some of the most beautiful beaches in the county, especially the Horse Brook, known worldwide. The West Coast extends to the Lagoa de Albufeira, with the middle of the Meco beach.

To the north is the parish of Quinta do Conde, the youngest of the three, of a more urban nature. In this parish is located the golf course of Quinta do Peru, one of the best known in the region, which welcomes practitioners from all over the world, throughout the year.

The landscape

Sesimbra has a unique geographic environment, with an Atlantic coast with more than 40 kilometers, stretching from Lagoa de Albufeira to the Serra da Arrábida. On the West coast are the extensive sands of the Meco and, to the south, the imposing cliffs of Cabo Espichel, and the small sheltered coves, among which stands the Horse Brook, considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal.

The village of Sesimbra overlooks the bay, with its old house. The West, the landscape is dominated by the port of shelter, where the bustle and fishing traditions intersect with the tourist activities such as scuba diving, sailing or canoeing.

The bay is surrounded by two fine sandy beaches: California and gold. At the center of the beach, stands imposing and beautiful, the fortress of Santiago and, the spring, are the cliffs of Serra do Risco, Arrábida, which shape the landscape.