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The Silver Coast of Portugal

- what to do, where to go and what to see
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Silver Coast Life

- the online guide to
Portugal's Silver Coast

Silver Coast Life is the leisure guide for this beautiful part of Portugal - beaches, outdoors, nightlife, culture, golf, surfing and anything else we can find to help people make the most of this place.


On a spring morning nearly a 100 years ago three young shepherds came down from the hills around Fatima with an extraordinary story of an apparition of a woman in white that had appeared to them in a blinding flash of light.

They saw her six times in total and received prophecies and secrets that shook the Catholic church and caused worldwide wonder and controversy. Today the story of Fatima attracts around five million visitors a year to this small town on the Silver Coast of Portugal. Our guide to the miracles of Fatima has all the details - the secrets, apparitions and the famous Miracle of the Sun.

But over the last few years the charm of the Silver Coast – and its relatively low prices – has attracted more and more property buyers in search of a life in the sun; and brought increasing numbers of discerning tourists who prefer holidays away from the crowds.

Food and Wine
With the Atlantic on its doorstep the Silver Coast is the place to come for seafood. The wines are great too - ranging from drinkable, inexpensive table wine to one of Portugal’s rarest and most expensive labels.

Out and About
Markets and monasteries, countryside and culture, beaches and bargain-hunting - and of course what to do with the children if the rain comes down.
On the Silver Coast there are beaches that seem to go on forever, beautiful scenery, picturesque villages and leisure activities that continue all year round. The sky is blue most of the time, the countryside is green and the weather is mild enough to enjoy all year round.

Until fairly recently the Silver Coast was one of Portugal’s best kept secrets, a place of hidden treasures known only to locals and a few hardy expats who strayed away from well-trodden areas like the Algarve in search of a quieter lifestyle.

Find it on the Silver Coast map