Let’s check out some more from Portugal! As you probably already know, we go there often for both day trips and vacation, as the Algarve region is a stone’s throw from our base in Seville.
During a trip with my parents earlier this year, we did a lot of driving around the region and visited the historic village of Aljezur. Not very far west of here is a small community called Odeceixe. While it’s not directly at the beach, its namesake ocean-side area of Praia de Odeceixe is, and that’s where we are in this post.
We did drive through the village on a very quiet day, but were more interested in hitting the beach for some views during this particular visit. It wasn’t particularly warm or sunny out, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t make the most of seeing what it had to offer.
This whole area is directly within the confines of a natural park, so there’s very little development and it has a very isolated feel. This is typical on the southwest coast of Portugal, and it really lends a feeling of escape to nearly every visit we make to the area.
While it’s certainly crowded in the summer with vacationers and surfers, we pretty much had the entire place to ourselves on this day. Its rocky cliffs and cove-like beaches always provide dramatic views, and we made the most of those.
This geography is key to my ongoing happiness with the region, and Odeceixe does not disappoint.
We climbed around the rocks above the beach – with Louis in tow – and felt like adventurers for a short time. This did not particularly please my mom, but moms will be moms and boys will be boys.
I mean, come on!
Even though it was pretty desolate on this day, the local bar and restaurant was open, so we stopped in after our visit for some coffee and cake.
Mmmmm! Portugal more or less never disappoints when it comes to coffee and cake.
You know you want some. 🙂
And that’s about it from our visit to Odeceixe!
Be sure to check out our other Portugal posts right here.
A very special and very big thanks to all the fine folks in Odeceixe and the Algarve, and to our family for visiting!
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