The Algarve’s beaches are a major destination, but for many the best of the country’s 1,700km coastline lies beyond this tourist hotspot – from sandy coves below the lush Sintra hills north of Lisbon to the expansive, clean sands of Nazaré – one of Portugal’s top surf towns.
Tell us about your favourite place to spread your towel, whether it’s a sheltered cove, a remote slice of sand accessible only on foot or somewhere to soak up the sun from a beach bar.
If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition.
Keep your tip to about 100 words
The best tip of the week, chosen by Tom Hall of Lonely Planet, will win a £200 voucher to stay at a Sawday’s property – the company has more than 3,000 in the UK and Europe. The best tips will appear on the Guardian Travel website, and maybe in the paper, too.
We’re sorry, but for legal reasons you must be a UK resident to enter this competition.
The competition closes on 24 May at 9am BST