Discover Portugal: Sesimbra

Sesimbra, a picturesque Portuguese town nestled between verdant hills and the majestic Atlantic Ocean, is a treasure that has captured the hearts of residents and visitors for generations. With a rich history dating back to antiquity, Sesimbra has evolved from a fishing village into a vibrant and welcoming community, offering a peaceful and authentic lifestyle that attracts nature lovers and enthusiasts of slow living.

Sesimbra - The Blue Coast Gem

The town exudes charm through its narrow streets and traditional fisherman’s houses, providing a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The scenery is composed of stunning beaches such as Praia do Ouro and Praia da Califórnia, and some desert idyllic beaches like Praia do Ribeiro do Cavalo, that offer quiet coves and crystal-clear waters, ideal for sea and sun lovers.

In addition to its natural beauty, Sesimbra is recognized for preserving its architectural and cultural heritage. The city takes pride in its traditions, reflected in local festivities, a cuisine rich in fresh fish and seafood, and the warm hospitality of its residents. The slow living pace makes Sesimbra a haven for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities, only 45 minutes from the capital, Lisbon.

Over the past three years, Sesimbra has witnessed remarkable real estate development. Not only have new hotels and services opened, but there has also been an emergence of ventures targeting high-income clients, digital nomads and expats. This transformation has significantly impacted the urban landscape without disrupting the existent vibe of the city, but complementing it instead, adding a touch of sophistication mixed with the local architecture.

Points of interest

Cabo Espichel Sesimbra


Cabo Espichel, located south of Sesimbra, is a promontory that rises 160 meters above sea level and offers a breathtaking view of its cliffs, with the sea as far as the eye can see.

Here, you can also visit the Cabo Espichel Sanctuary, which is of great historical and religious importance as it has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries, attracting believers from all over the world.

For those looking for adventure, the area’s hiking trails, such as the Sesimbra to Cabo Espichel trail, offer the opportunity to explore the beautiful natural landscapes.

Sesimbra castle


At the top of Sesimbra’s highest hill stands the majestic Castelo de Sesimbra – a prominent and remarkably well-preserved fortress that is among the most significant in Portugal.

Rooted in history, the castle’s origins date back to the 9th century, during the Arab occupation of the region. Today, it is the only remaining Portuguese coastal castle that preserves its authentic medieval layout.

Sesimbra beach


One of Sesimbra’s main attractions is its stunning coastline. The town is blessed with a series of beautiful beaches, where the blue waves gently caress the golden sands, creating an idyllic setting for sunbathing and practicing various water sports. If you’re a water sports enthusiast, you can enjoy activities such as surfing, kayaking and snorkeling or simply relax and enjoy the high temperatures and stunning scenery that surrounds you.

mediterranean food


Fish and Seafood lovers will undoubtedly be delighted by the gastronomic services

As a fishing village, the town is renowned for its fresh fish and seafood,
particularly its delectable grilled sardines, cataplana (a traditional Portuguese seafood stew), and caldeirada (a fisherman’s stew).

Ocean Hills Sesimbra - Where slow living is not just a concept, is a way of life

A&D Consulting, is pleased to announce the commencement of the sales of the Ocean Hills development in Sesimbra. This project represents a perfect blend of luxury, modernity, and respect for local heritage. Developed by Gamma Capital, a development company with extensive experience in the Portuguese real estate market, the project stands out for its careful approach to luxury residential rehabilitation.

The seven villas, eleven apartments, and Casa Brás de Oliveira, all integrated into this unique complex, bear witness to the commitment to creating a sophisticated yet respectful environment with local history. This project is more than a simple real estate offering; it is an expression of the care and attention dedicated to preserving the cultural identity of the region.

Drawing inspiration from the hexagonal design of Casa Brás de Oliveira, a notable work of Portuguese modernism, Ocean Hills acquires a unique identity. The project incorporates contemporary elements, high-quality materials, and luxurious finishes, providing an elegant and comfortable environment. Spacious balconies, large windows with sea views, and customizable outdoor spaces emphasize the commitment to offering maximum comfort to residents.

Standing out on the rooftop of the main building is a high-quality infinity pool, surrounded by beautiful gardens and a breathtaking sea view, providing a private oasis for residents. The villas, offer private garages, exclusive gardens, and rooftop spaces that allow owners to customize their environments to individual tastes, creating true personal retreats.

The Ocean Hills development not only represents a promising investment opportunity but also encapsulates the essence of the slowed-down lifestyle that Sesimbra offers. Combining the natural beauty of the region, respect for local heritage, and the comfort of modern living, Ocean Hills is more than a property; it is an invitation to live in harmony with the serenity of charming Sesimbra.

Have you fallen in love with Sesimbra and Ocean Hills is the place where you imagine yourself living? Find out more about the development

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Located in Sesimbra, Ocean Hills is the perfect blend of luxury, modernity and respect for local heritage