For our summer family holidays, we had thus rented a house at Sesimbra, some 30-45 minutes drive south of Lisbon. Being so close to Lisbon, the place is of course very active especially during the summer months, having some very nice beaches, a lot of (fish) restaurants and an active nightlife.
I have some photos from the surrounding coastlines and beaches. The below ones were taken at Portinho da Arrabida (as the top photo) and at Moinho de Baixo. Driving between these places you cross the Arrabida National Park, a just beautiful protected area, covered with especially pines.
I guess that we must admit that Sesimbra for us rather meant staying at the house we had rented; the weather was quite hot, we didn’t see one cloud during the two weeks we stayed there … and the swimming-pool became the major attraction, especially for the 7 and 3 years old grandkids, Paloma and Mattias.