Sines, the Alentejo city overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
With 5 beaches and a Leisure Port awarded with the Blue Flag, symbol of the environmental quality and care assigned to the management of facilities and services, education, environmental information, water quality and safety. The Municipality of Sines is located between the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park and the Lagoas of Santo André and Sancha Natural Reserve, a privileged site with diversity of landscapes and activities to be enjoyed throughout the year.
With 30km of coast line, the county of Sines has beaches for all tastes and the only seacoast Leisure Port between Setúbal and the Algarve. The surf schools placed along the coastline are open during all season and offer a range of courses for all ages and levels of experience. It is possible to cane fish in most of the county. Sailing and kayaking practitioners, scuba divers and underwater hunters have many places to enjoy and choose from.
In the summer, you are welcome to visit the Pessegueiro Island and other areas of the Sines territory by boat.
Born in Sines, the sea explorer Vasco da Gama (c. 1469-1524), discoverer of the Maritime Path to India, is one of the most notable characters of the Portuguese world history.