The Planet D list their 7 off the beaten track destinations on their blog.
Except from São Miguel on Azores they can be reached either as day trips, with 1 nights stay over – or even better on a Portugal Circuit starting and ending in Lisbon.
We have been to all the destinations – incl. São Miguel where we managed to get hold on some very cheap flight tickets. Out of season tickets are as cheap as the 28 Euro pp (round trip!) we paid). The Planet D’s list are spot on . but they can easily ad a few more destinations 🙂
Annette & Thomas
We don’t like the official Comporta beach itself – or the other official beaches near by.
They are too crowed to our taste (though much less than the developed ‘developed’ beaches).
We always stop on the 20 km stretch between Troja and Comporta. From the main road you have to force your way over huges sand dunes for 20 minutes.
But your hard work is worth every second. When you climb the last dune you reach one of the best beaches in Europe. AND you will probably have it to yourself – our maybe together with a few dolphins passing by.