This beach is renowned for its golden sands, crystal clear waters and breathtaking views across the Atlantic Ocean. It’s no wonder that it has become one of the most popular beaches for both locals and tourists alike.
The history of Santa Marta dates back to 15th century, when it was discovered by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama during his first voyage to India. Since then, this beautiful beach has been an important part of local culture and heritage in Cascais. The area around Santa Marta was declared a protected zone by UNESCO in 1987 due to its natural beauty and cultural importance.
One of the best things about visiting Santa Marta Beach is taking advantage of all its amenities. There are plenty of bars, restaurants, cafés, and shops along the boardwalk offering everything from fresh seafood dishes to souvenirs for visitors looking to take home some memories from their trip here. For those who prefer more active activities while they relax on vacation, there are also several water sports available including kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing – perfect for enjoying some time out on the waves.
When you’re not soaking up sun rays or swimming in the warm waters off Santa Marta Beach, there are plenty more attractions nearby worth exploring too; such as Cabo da Roca – Europe’s westernmost point – which can be reached within 30 minutes drive away from Cascais town centre or Sintra National Park – just 20 minutes away – with its grand palaces set against lush green hillsides creating a truly magical atmosphere.
Overall, if you’re looking for an idyllic beach destination with plenty going on, then look no further than Santa Marta Beach in Cascais.