Further north along the coast road from Foz do Arelho is Sao Martinho, this is a very popular beach . It has a shell like cove with safe bathing for children. Very popular in summer, parking is available right on the front.
Nazare is the next resort/beach after Sao Martinho & has a lovely stretch of beach where you can walk on the front promenade. You can go up a Funicular railway to the top of Nazare, which is called Citio. Going out of Nazare & Citio north you come to the Norpark water park off a turning on the left about ½ a mile out of Citio. This is a family based water park with pools, slides & Jacuzzi’s for all the family.
Continue north on this road another mile from Citio & you come to Legua which is a lovely beach which is quiet. You can drive almost down to it & park & there is a little beach cafe. Whenever we have been, summer or winter, it has been almost empty. It is a stunning stretch of coastline with sparkling silver waves.