Things to see and do - Cantanhede
Leaving for Madeira
Praia de Mira :
Nearby tourist sites
Praia de Mira
Praia de Mira : Michelin's recommendations
This is a vast sandy beach which stretches as far as the eye can see. Battered by waves and bordered by the pine trees occupying the few undeveloped areas. It swarms with visitors in the summer and at week-ends. Here, you can occasionally witness traditional scenes of fishermen going about their business as they have done for many centuries in Nazaré. In the absence of a port, the large and colourful boats are harboured on the beach. To launch their nets into the ocean, the fishermen slide their boats onto logs and brace themselves against the hull to move forward. Once the boat is in the water, they jump inside and row to move away from the backwash. On their return, they secure their boats on the beach again by using logs and a cable wound up by a tractor. The nets are wound back up with harnesses.
- Address : N 334 et N 234 P - 3060 Cantanhede3060Cantanhede