The beach of Odeceixe is an elected winner as one of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal.
It is situated in the Natural Park of Costa Vicentina and Sudoeste Alentejano. The beach of Odeceixe is divided in two zones - the fluvial beach and of sea -, the ribeira of Seixe empties in the beach, marking the border between the Alentejo and the Algarve. A little south, you’ll find praia das Adegas, official naturist beach. The beach of Odeceixe has good access by car, bicycle, foot or with the tourist train during bath season. The parking is for free. This beach has a Blue flag. During the summer season (1 June- 30 September) the beaches are monitored by life guards and a first aid post. There are toilets and cold showers. Animals are not allowed on the beach during summer months. Many activities can be done, such as: surf, bodyboard, canoing, volleyball, fishing or make beautiful walks along the coastline www.rotavicentina.com.
In the tide low children can play in the small lakes which are formed in the sand. For relaxation the beach also has massages. After having enjoyed the beachlife you can find the restaurants and bars upstairs, Esplanada do Mar and Kiosk and Restaurant Agapito. There you can enjoy famous plates and Portuguese delicacies such as, fresh fish soup, bacalhau (cod fish), special toasts and homemade cakes. To finish the day do not miss the fantastic sunset!
The village of Odeceixe is only 3 kms from the beach. Here the mill, the traditional cellar, the church and its streets can be visited. The village of Odeceixe has the following services: the pharmacy, post office, ATM machine, taxi, police (G.N.R), hairdressers, bakery, journal kiosk with magazines and tickets for the bus, daily market with fresh fish, meat, cheese, fruits and vegetables. It has many types of accommodation and restaraunts. The night can be enjoyed with the famous caipirinhas in the bars. In the summertime the village has street animation and music. It has a beach store, handicraft and clothes stores, open throughout the evening. The supermarkets and a medical post you will find in the upper part of Odeceixe, Malhadais. Along with pastry shops and coffee houses.