Praia de Mira
by Ana Rita
Mira is a pretty village set around a lagoon and has the most facilities for that stretch of coastline. The village is full of restaurants and cafes in the summer and looks set to become an aquaculture centre for sea bass.
To go to Praia de Mira you pass through hectares of forest at the end of which are picnic benches in the leafy shade. Carry on into the town and you'll go past the lagoon and find the beach on the west of the town centre.