Picturesquely dotted across sandstone cliffs above the blue Atlantic, sunny, whitewashed Ericeira is our next  stop. It’s a small fishing village whose name derives from sea urchins. The town’s main beach is Praia do Sul and while quite deserted in May it does get very hectic mid season. The beach is also known as Praia da BaleiaContinue reading “Ericeira”

Azenhas do Mar

A short drive away from Cascais is the tiny hamlet of Azenhas do Mar. That’s our destination for the day and we set out, all packed into the hire car, stopping to snap some decorative tiles onroute. Azenhas do Mar is a picture-perfect village located by the Atlantic Ocean with white houses tumbling down theContinue reading “Azenhas do Mar”


Our final stop of the trip is Cascais, a bustling seaside resort with lots of restaurents, bars and shops. Cascais has been  a favoured holiday destination since the early 19th century. Historically Cascais was a minor fishing port but this forever changed when King Fernando II (1816-1885) proclaimed Cascais as his favoured destination for his summer retreat.Continue reading “Cascais”