If you think you’ve already discovered the finest beachside havens Europe has to offer, and you’ve yet to feel the white sands of Comporta between your toes, then an intoxicating piece of paradise awaits you. Considered by travel aficionados as the coolest place in Portugal, Comporta is basking in the style stakes as the hottest ticket for summer breaks in 2024. Fashion designer, Lucie Marquis, shares her little black book of tips for the best beaches, beach clubs and the most exclusive luxury villas in Comporta.

Top attractions in Comporta

Situated in the Alentejo region, an hour’s drive south of Lisbon, the former fishing village of Comporta is now one of Portugal’s most exclusive coastal resorts. It’s celebrated for the simplicity and understated elegance of its architectural design that seamlessly blends into the surrounding natural landscape of rolling sand dunes, rice fields and sugar white beaches studded with cork trees and umbrella pines.

The epitome of boho chic, Comporta’s  ‘Hamptons meets Ibiza’ vibe attracts a cool international crowd of artists, designers, fashionistas and entrepreneurs who flock to its enticing array of casual and sophisticated restaurants, beach clubs, and seaside bars.

The beaches are undeniably stunning and in addition to swimming and surfing, must-visit attractions include the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve where you can go dolphin watching, saddle up for a horseback riding adventure on the dunes, or cycle between rice paddies and through fragrant pine forests. 

Its upmarket yet chilled out ambience makes it one of Europe’s most adored — and still relatively ‘secret’ — little gems. Get there before the stampede…

Comporta beaches: the hottest stretches of sand and beach clubs

Exploring from North to South, we’ve curated a guide to the most exquisite beaches and their accompanying beach clubs. It serves as the perfect companion for enhancing your experience during your stay at one of our luxury villas in Comporta.

Praia da Comporta

Close to Comporta village, Praia da Comporta is among the most popular and trendiest beaches around Lisbon. Famed for its crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming, it’s also a windswept hotspot that’s ideal for kitesurfers. Surrounded by sandy dunes and pine forests, the beach offers a serene and tranquil setting for a day of relaxation.

Comporta Café

For a perfect Comporta beach club with sunbeds and a spot of lunch, Comporta Café is the most sought-after base on Praia da Comporta beach — a timeless gem renowned for its relaxed ambience, delectable cuisine, and bohemian charm.

A favourite among both locals and tourists, the restaurant has a wooden structure adorned in a casual coastal aesthetic, creating an inviting setting that caters equally to intimate romantic dinners and large family gatherings.

Comporta Cafe, Comporta

Ilha da Arroz

At any hour, step into Ilha da Arroz — another chic local Comporta beach club favourite on Praia da Comporta beach that’s been luring discerning beachcombers since 2002. Embracing a more laid-back, no-frills ambiance, it attracts a low-key crowd.

The open-air beachside setting features bare wood tables and vibrant director-style canvas chairs, setting the stage for a relaxed dining experience. Ilha da Arroz doesn’t strive for fine-dining flair; instead, it excels in simplicity. There’s also a lounge terrace, offering a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset.

Praia da Torre

Situated to the west of Torre village, you’ll discover Praia da Torre, a quiet hidden gem of a beach. To reach it, take the exit of Estrada Regional 2611 leading west into the village and continue on foot, as access by car is restricted. Enjoy a picturesque stroll toward the beach, taking in the expansive views of rice paddies flanking both sides of the dirt road.

From there, you’ll reach the dunes that lead to the wild and unspoiled beach, providing the perfect ‘off the beaten track’ escape. If you love horseback riding, local operator Cavalos Na Areia (translated as horses in the sand), offers horse riding treks along the beach and rice paddies for a magical travel experience in Comporta.

Praia dos Brejos

Nestled between Praia da Torre and Praia do Carvalhal, lies Praia dos Brejos, a divine stretch of sand that’s as close to a private beach as one can get. While access to this beach is not easy —Praia dos Brejos is only accessible on foot and by bicycle across the paddy fields that stretch between Comporta and Carvalhal — it’s with it for the castaway experience in a pristine landscape. As there are no amenities like bathrooms, restaurants, or bars, it’s advisable to bring your own provisions for a leisurely and comfortable stay.

Praia do Carvalhal

Located just outside the village of Carvalhal, Praia do Carvalhal is one of the region’s most picturesque beaches, drawing in both locals and tourists alike. Bordered by dunes and fields of rice, providing a habitat for a diverse array of insects, birds, and flowers, the beach is seamlessly integrated into this rich ecosystem, and exudes a timeless charm. Here, you can dive into a vast selection of watersports and activities including surfing, bodyboarding and fishing.

Sublime

If you’re looking for a luxury Comporta beach club experience on Praia do Carvalhal, Sublime more than lives up to its name. One of Comporta’s top hotspots, this lavish beach club offers an enticing oasis with comfortable sun loungers, gourmet delights and cocktails and fine wines on tap at the club’s restaurant, and impeccable service. A valuable addition to Comporta’s beach bar scene, the decor achieves a harmonious blend of beach-inspired, stylish, and refined elements, elevating the overall atmosphere of this exceptional destination.

Sublime Beach Club, Comporta

Praia Do Pego

Pego beach is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches — an expanse of coastline that stretches over 4 kilometres. Its allure is significantly heightened by the presence of Sal Restaurante Comporta— formerly recognized by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as one of the world’s finest beachside cafés.

The beach boasts pristine golden sand, unspoiled vegetation, and a serene pine forest that surrounds the area. Here you’ll be spoiled for excellent opportunities for swimming, surfing, and bodyboarding, and it’s the perfect haven for adventure enthusiasts and beach lovers alike.

Restaurante Sal

Sal Restaurante Comporta is a beachfront restaurant and lounge with an elegant and contemporary design style, and wins rave reviews for its intoxicating blend of beach relaxation and upscale dining. Come and rub shoulders with an elite crowd and sample the delicious seafood dishes.

JNcQUOI

Comporta’s exceptionally stylish restaurant, JNcQUOI, is the latest and much loved new arrival to this prime beach location, bringing a fresh and chic boho-beach vibe to the local dining scene. Portuguese fish and seafood are the stars of its culinary showcase, with menus crafted by Chef Jerónimo Ferreira, who brings his expertise from establishments such as the Four Seasons in London and Lisbon.

JNcQUOI Beach Club, Comporta

Praia na Comporta

From the creators of Praia na Villa in the Algarve and Praia no Parque in Lisbon comes their latest venture, Praia na Comporta. Amidst the abundance of beach restaurants in the Comporta region, Praia na Comporta stands out as a warm oceanfront dining destination with a playful ambiance. Designed by the artistic director, Philippe Starck, the restaurant draws inspiration from a ski chalet. The menu, creatively organized around skiing themes with sections like Bunny Slope for starters and Off Piste for land animals, features an international and Portuguese-with-a-twist cuisine.

Luxury villas to rent in Comporta

Whether you’re looking for the ideal location for a workation, a chilled out summer retreat for a family break or a large villa rental with friends who love to relax and party in the sun, we’ve curated some of the finest properties in Comporta for your own little piece of paradise…

Villa Angatù

When it comes to the peachiest places to stay, Villa Angatù, is one of the hottest new properties in the heart of Comporta, ideally situated in Carvalhal village with both Carvalhal and Pego Beaches on its doorstep This stunning villa which features chic interior design by a celebrated Portuguese designer, can accommodate up to 11 staying guests, and thanks to its secluded setting within easy reach of the action, it’s the ideal base for relaxation seekers and beach and nightlife lovers alike. 

Its glittering attractions include an inviting swimming pool that can also be heated on request and a small wading pool that’s perfect for children, along with glorious views of Comporta’s rice fields and pine forests and charming spots to hang out with a cocktail and enjoy magical sunsets.

Villa Angatù, Comporta

Praia do Carvalhal

For a sweet retreat just 400 metres from Carvalhal beach, check out Praia do Carvalhal — one of the most charming three-bed villas in Comporta that’s ideal for those who love to cook up a feast and dine under the stars. Here, you’ll enjoy delightful outdoor living and dining areas with a barbecue and shaded spots for long lunches away from prying eyes, as the property is set in beautiful private grounds. 

First-class facilities include a charming garden and swimming pool with shaded terraces for drinking and lounging, and you’re welcome to use the complimentary bicycles to explore the area.

Praia do Carvalhal, Comporta

Pego Beach

If you’re a fan of innovative design, you’ll swoon over this architectural gem of a property perfectly situated just 400m from the eponymous beach. A masterful construction of concrete and wood with large windows to maximise natural light, Pego Beach house seamlessly blends into its surrounding landscape —a beautiful and serene backdrop of pine trees and rolling sand dunes. And on top of this three-bedroom villa you’ll find a stroke of design genius: a sunny furnished terrace with a stunning private pool.

Other wow factors that make this one of the most desired villas in Comporta include an enticing interior courtyard featuring a sunburst tile panel by Portuguese artist, Querubim Lapa, and a clever west-facing pine wood deck designed for picture-perfect sundowners.

Pego Beach, Comporta

Cabana Lavanda

Fancy holing up in an impressive abode with enchanting views over rice fields and lush gardens? Cabana Lavanda is a spacious and one of the most unique luxury villas in Comporta that’s designed for laidback fun in the sun. Accommodating up to 10 guests, this property is a sophisticated blend of rustic and contemporary Portuguese design, surrounded by extensive gardens with ancient olive trees.

It wins stye points for its gorgeous infinity pool lined with lavender, an outdoor cabana and barbecue and two large porches for soaking up the views and enjoying a glass of fizz while watching the sun go down.

Cabana Lavanda, Comporta

Herdade da Comporta

Seeking large villas in Comporta for a summer party to remember? Welcome to the wonderful world of Herdade da Comporta, an impressive estate nestled in the sand dunes with six beautiful bungalows to rent, moments away from a private beach. Created by a famous interior designer, understated luxury is the style vibe, and the bungalows can accommodate up to 14 people in a secluded setting. And if you’re dreaming of a wedding villa in Comporta, take note — this estate also has its own little chapel on the sand.

Five-star attractions include a study for workations, a delightful gym/spa yurt and meditation tipi, and a helicopter landing pad.

Herdade da Comporta, Comporta

These are just a few of our spectacular villas in Comporta. For more inspiration, view our complete portfolio of comporta rentals with prestigious properties for romantic escapes, beach holidays with friends, and family-friendly havens.


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