A — 2: than to discover them once for oneself
B — 6: to the smaller coves, sheltered by huge cliffs
C — 3: which is ideal for various water sports
D — 7: who have different options around the capital
E — 4: where one can enjoy close contact with
F — 1: which meet every need of their users
Beaches of Portugal
Covering more than 850 km, the Portuguese coast boasts such a large number of fine, white sandy beaches that it is almost impossible to keep count. All bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and all different, their beauty is hard to describe, so there is nothing better __than to discover them once for oneself__.
The most famous are in the Algarve. With three thousand hours of sun per year and warm waters, there are beaches to suit every taste and many dreamlike resorts. The choices are many, from sandy stretches extending as far as the eye can see __to the smaller coves, sheltered by huge cliffs__, the trade image of the region. They are always accompanied by a calm clear sea, __which is ideal for various water sports__.
In Costa da Caparica, the beaches are particularly dear to Lisbonites __who have different options around the capital__ for sun and sea bathing. There are deserted beaches here too, of a wild beauty, __where one can enjoy close contact with__ nature. In the centre, tourists will find very wide sandy stretches, to which traditional fishing adds a picturesque touch. And further north, the colder waters and the invigorating sea are tempered by the welcoming atmosphere and the clean air of the mountains and the forests.
Despite all their differences, all beaches share one thing – quality. They are safe and offer a wide range of support and recreational services, __which meet every need of their users__. And a large number of Portuguese beaches are granted the European blue flag every year, a distinction that is a sign of their excellent conditions