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Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach, Portugal

Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach, Portugal: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Lisbon: Arrabida Park Small Group Kayak Tour

1. From Lisbon: Arrabida Park Small Group Kayak Tour

Discover the wonders of the Sesimbra in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park on this guided trip. Explore the water by kayak and stop at the Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach for a picnic and some relaxation in the sun. Choose between the option with pickup from Lisbon or the option of meeting directly in the ancient village of Sesimbra (about a 45-minute drive from Lisbon). Once in Sesimbra, hop in a kayak (double sit on top kayaks) to go into the ocean. In both options, you'll have all the necessary equipment for kayaking, including mandatory life vests. Sesimbra is located in the heart of Arrábida Natural Park and has the most beautiful landscape in the region, filled with limestone cliffs, grouts, passages in between rock formations, and a beach to enjoy a break and soak in the sun. The first leg of the kayaking tour includes about 1.5 hours of paddling until you reach Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach. Enjoy a picnic break where you can admire the landscape in a relaxed way for about an hour. Get comfortable on a provided beach blanket. Enjoy a homemade, picnic of a baguette sandwich (chicken or vegan), fresh fruit, Farinha Torrada (a typical sweet from Sesimbra), and water. Options are available if you have food allergies or other restrictions (a message will be sent with extra info about the food and with extra info before the start of the trip) but by default, a chicken salad will be served. The second leg on the kayaks will bring you back to the starting point. The journey, in general, is a bit faster as you'll have some wind helping you on the return route so it should take about an hour. You will have time to change into a dry set of clothes before going back to Lisbon for drop-off.

Sesimbra: Ribeiro Cavalo Beach, Caves, and Arrábida by Kayak

2. Sesimbra: Ribeiro Cavalo Beach, Caves, and Arrábida by Kayak

Depart from Sesimbra and discover the beauty of Arrábida's Natural Park. Go into the protected area of Arrábida and explore the different types of habitats, from mountains to the sea. Venture along the coast on a kayak to discover sacred caves that are only accessible by the sea. Find a secret beach on your way towards the remarkable karst formation of Frade's cave. Enjoy the coastal landscape and get up close to the impressive rock formations with your guide's help. On our way back to Sesimbra, stop on the peaceful beach of Ribeira do Cavalo. Enjoy a snack and swim in the transparent and calm waters, surrounded by dramatic rock formations. Taste some typical sweets from the region to cap off this amazing experience.

Sesimbra: Secret Bays and Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

3. Sesimbra: Secret Bays and Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Get to know the bays and secret beaches of Sesimbra, with calm and crystalline waters. Enjoy the moment to relax, with stunning landscapes sailing along the coast. Go for a swim and observe the marine life at Parque Marinho Professor Luiz Saldanha with the snorkeling equipment provided on board. Visit Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach, Frade's Bay, Cova de Mijona Beach, Inferno's Beach, and Baleeira Bay and Beach.

Taxi Boat Beach Ribeiro do Horse

4. Taxi Boat Beach Ribeiro do Horse

The boat transfer to Ribeiro do Horse beach usually part of the port of Sesimbra. Visitors can board a small boat or speedboat that will take them to the beach in question. The boat route provides a unique experience with stunning panoramic views of the coast and the sea. Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach is known for its untouched natural beauty, with crystal clear waters and impressive rock formations. It is a popular destination for nature lovers, swimmers and divers who seek to explore local marine life. It is important to highlight that Praia do Ribeiro do Savio is a wild beach and has no tourist infrastructure, such as bars, restaurants or showers. Therefore, visitors must be prepared and take with them everything they need, including water, food and sunscreen. In addition, it is essential to respect the environment and preserve the beach in its natural state. It is recommended to collect the waste produced and avoid causing damage to rock formations and local ecosystems. The boat transfer to Praia do Ribeiro do Horse offers an exciting and convenient way to enjoy this paradise beach, ensuring an unforgettable experience for visitors.

Sesimbra: Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach Taxi Boat

5. Sesimbra: Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach Taxi Boat

Take a pleasant boat trip inside the Arrabida Natural Park to the stunning beach, Ribeiro do Cavalo, and return at the time of your choosing. Your day will start at the maritime pier, Espadarte, in the Port of Sesimbra, where a member of the boat team will be waiting for you. Once you’ve boarded the boat, it's a 10-15 minute trip along the coast of the Arrábida Natural Park to the idyllic beach known as Ribeiro do Cavalo. After landing on the beach, you can enjoy the crystal clear, tranquil waters of one of the best wild beaches in Europe, for as long as you wish. You can schedule the return time to Porto de Abrigo on the same day as your trip, with the skipper in charge.

Sesimbra: Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach Roundtrip Boat Transfer

6. Sesimbra: Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach Roundtrip Boat Transfer

In Sesimbra is one of the most sought after wild beaches in Portugal, Praia Ribeiro do Cavalo for its geographical location on the Arrábida coast, nature in its pure state, turquoise sea with calm and crystalline waters. Benefit from a return transfer by boat taxi and avoid a long and tiring walk.

Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak Tour

7. Sesimbra: Arrábida Natural Park Kayak Tour

Join our intimate group Kayak tour for a unique experience in the beautiful Arrábida Natural Park. Our tour offers a maximum of five tandem kayaks per group, so you can enjoy the adventure with your family or friends. We'll provide you with all necessary equipment, including life vests, paddles, water-resistant bags, and comfortable kayak seats. The tour starts in the charming village of Sesimbra, where we'll brief you on paddling techniques and the tour itinerary. As we paddle along the coast, you'll encounter small caves and passages in the rocks that make for an unforgettable experience. After approximately an hour and a half of paddling, we'll arrive at Ribeiro do Cavalo, one of the most picturesque beaches in the park. Here, we'll take a break to indulge in the scenery. If you choose, for a small additional fee, we can provide you with a delicious chicken or veggie baguette sandwich, avocado, lettuce, mushrooms, tomato, and of course, our famous "Farinha Torrada" pastry. Otherwise, you are welcome to bring your own snacks, which can be easily stored in our spacious water bags. With a tailwind, we'll make our way back to Sesimbra, enjoying the stunning coastal views along the way. This tour is the perfect opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Portugal in a unique and adventurous way.

Blackflag: Passeio de Barco em Sesimbra

8. Blackflag: Passeio de Barco em Sesimbra

Somos uma equipa dedicada ao mar. Todos os dias, saímos da costa de Sesimbra, para pescar e passear com a família e amigos. Queremos compartilhar nossas experiências! O barco tem 7,5 metros de comprimento, 6 assentos confortáveis para passageiros e com casa-de-banho. A partida será no Porto de Abrigo de Sesimbra, na porta de Embarque, onde os passageiros serão recebidos e encaminhados para o barco. O fim da viagem, terá lugar, no mesmo local que o ponto de partida (Porto de Abrigo de Sesimbra). Fazemos uma viagem guiada, ao longo da Costa de Sesimbra, com várias paragens em diversas praias, (Ex: Praia da Ribeira do Cavalo, Praia da Mijona, Praia de Cramesines, entre outras ) para que possa desfrutar a 100% da experiência. Terá acesso a um Kit de Snorkeling, para que possa nadar e observar todo o ecossistema, que a nossa costa tem para oferecer. Os passageiros poderão levar a sua própria refeição, snacks etc. Em termos de Horários e Preços, as nossas viagens têm duração total de 3 horas. Oferecemos três horários possíveis: 10h-13h; 14h-17h e das 18h-21h (Sunset). Preço por pessoa: 65 euros.

Arrábida: Boat tour along the heart of Sesimbra

9. Arrábida: Boat tour along the heart of Sesimbra

The starting point of this Private (up to 10 people) adventure is the Sesimbra harbor, next to the Clube Naval de Sesimbra, where you will embark on a relaxing boat trip along the fantastic coast of Luiz Saldanha Marine Park filled with coves, deserted beaches, the already famous beaches of Ribeiro do Cavalo and the various "Covas" where the fishermen's stayed overnight during their fishing trips to the swordfish until reaching the impressive Cape Espichel (depending on weather conditions). Upon selecting the date you can also choose for the option where we include transfer by van from Lisbon to Sesimbra and back to Lisbon at the end of the tour. This option is set up for 8 people and the total duration including the drive is of about 5 hours. Hardly accessible by pedestrian and extremely difficult by waterway without a motor boat these little secrets await our visit. Along the way, you will be presented with our stories and tales passed to us for generations and generations. With us on the Boat will go some Stand Up Paddleboards (five boards on the boat) and snorkeling masks so that you can enjoy the ocean when we stop at one of these amazing beach areas of the Arrábida Natural Park. We will include on the tour the famous pastry of Sesimbra called "Farinha Torrada" as well as water, fresh fruits and juices and for the older ones a taste of traditional Moscatel of Azeitão and some wine and not to forget the local cheese, bread and chorizos from this are.

Sesimbra: secret beaches and caves boat tour

10. Sesimbra: secret beaches and caves boat tour

Welcome to the magnificent coast of Sesimbra and Arrábida, where emotion and beauty collide! Embark with us on a unique journey of discovery through the secret caves and beaches of this coastal paradise. Get ready to marvel at the spectacular rock formations that surround Ribeiro do Cavalo beach, a hidden treasure of crystal clear waters and golden sand. We will sail between these impressive cliffs and enter the magical caves carved by the force of nature over the centuries. As we explore the caves, you will be transported to an enchanted world, where sunlight penetrates through openings, creating an aura of mystery and fascination.

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What people are saying about Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach, Portugal

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Fantastic time from the pickup in Lisbon. Our driver was great and told us a lot of information on our drive there and back. Kayaking was so fun and so beautiful, going along the cliffs and through the cliffs then spending time on the beach swimming, eating lunch and relaxing. Did not feel rushed at all, had the best time!! Highly recommend!

Brilliant day out and really recommend. The transfer was super easy to find outside timeout market and all the guys were super friendly and helpful. Felt really at ease kayaking with our guide and the water is so clear we could see fish and even a dolphin swam past too. Lunch was ace on the beach and the whole day was great fun.

This tour was great! It was personalized, small group and in an amazing setting! You could tell the guide really loved what he was doing! The lunch on the beach was special and made with love!

Great day of kayaking in Sesimbra! Nice small group and the time was adjusted to avoid the windy morning. Fun day and beautiful views!

Great experience!! Beautiful trip and fun experience