I'm truly blessed to live near the sea, my favourite beach to catch some sun is São Pedro de Moel Beach, a beautiful beach surrounded by nature and with lots of beaches nearby. The best part is that it is only at 8km (10 minutes by car) from my house.
This beach is a huge part of my memories from when I was a child, a teenager, and as an adult. I remember playing on its yellow sand with my bucket when I was very young, I also remember the fun I had with my friends when I was a teenager in its blue ocean, I remember flirting with my girlfriend which is now my wife and I am experiencing my young son’s first visit to this beach.
It is a very safe beach, despite of being a small beach, it is watched by three lifeguards and there are always many surfers in the sea, this makes it a very good and safe beach to take your kids for a swim. Other of the things which I like the most about this beach are all the activities you can do, instead of laying in the sun all day, you can have surf/body-board lessons, play volleyball, beach football, beach basket and many other sports or you can just sit back and relax enjoying magnificent sunsets in its terraces and seafronts in the sand. In this beach you can also have lots of fun during the night, there are many bars and discos close by, you can forget about your car while staying in S. Pedro de Moel, you can visit the whole village by foot or by bike, enjoying its surrounding beautiful pine-tree forest or the village’s unique architecture.
One of the things that I used to do was to rent a small space for a tent in June in the (very good) camping parks nearby and I only left the camping in October, despite of living very near to this beach I used to love camping in Orbitur or Inatel camping sites, maybe next year, when my kid is old enough for camping I will do it again.
São Pedro de Moel is as beautiful as it is romantic, it is perfect to spend vacations with your Girlfriend/Boyfriend or family but it is also perfect for young people, it is a very good beach to practise surfing or bodyboard, it may not have huge waves like in most world-known beaches but, still, it is a pretty good beach to practise.