The section of the Portuguese coastline featured in this chart between Nazare and Peniche is relatively straight. The notable exceptions are the bay of Sao Martinho do Porto and the Lagoa de Obidos. Sao Marinho do Porto has what is purported to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and the bay itself is said to be shaped like a scallop. The Lagoa de Obidos is a lagoon and is situated in a shallow depression, defined by irregular contours close to the sea.

Nazare lies in the Estremadura province of Portugal on the Silver Coast. This area is renowned for surfing due to the underwater Nazare Canyon which creates enormous waves. The coastline for this region is known for its long sandy beaches.

Peniche can be seen on the southernmost part of this chart. It is built on a rocky peninsula. Offshore are the Berlengas islands which lie 10-15km off the coast. The largest island is called Berlenga Grande and there are also two groups of smaller islets, the Estelas Inlets and the Farilhoes-Forcados Islets.

Specification

  • Location: Nazare, Portugal
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
  • Surround lighting: N.A.
  • Frame: Oak, 600*500mm