Praia Da Mata in Lisbon is hands down the nicest beach I’ve visited. We took the ferry from Lisbon to Cacilhas and after a short drive, arrived at soft sand, dunes and deep blue waves. Lucky us!
A couple of people had surfing lessons while the rest of us kept ourselves amused. I spent my time beachcombing, taking photos and occasionally hiding under this cloth frame for a bit of shade.
We pretty much had the place to ourselves; deserted beaches are the best kind in my opinion.
This razor shell was nearly 6 inches long!!
Lunchtime arrived and bellies were rumbling so we made our way back to the ferry port. The small restaurant we passed earlier in the day was open and wafting the smell of fresh seafood through the air.
This man is grilling our lunch…
I ordered grilled seabass with salty potatoes. This plate holds lunch for four people by the way, I didn’t eat it all myself! I wasn’t expecting it to come with a head so I had to cover that up with a napkin. I don’t mind the head itself by the eye turns my stomach. Eyeball aside, it was delicious.
If I ever go back I’d like to walk along the coastline as far as I could go. Stopping for fresh fish and sangria on the way of course…
Eyeballs are a sign of freshness! I bet it tasted amazing. How wonderful, to have this beautiful beach all to yourselves. #MondayEscapes
I didn’t know that about the eyeballs! I’ll try and be less squeamish about them from now on.
What a beautiful beach and that grilled lunch looks amazing! Thanks for transporting me somewhere warm and sandy! And for linking up with #MondayEscapes
Warm weather and sandy beaches are the perfect cure for rainy days like today.
The beaches look so beautiful and I too prefer a deserted beach they are much more enjoyable. And that seabass looks amazing x
Until this trip, I’ve only ever had Winter beaches all to myself. Warm sand and sunshine made a nice change 🙂