Within easy reach of São Martinho, there are lots of places to visit, including:
A small fishing town and resort. Tourists share the long beach with fishermen drying their catch. Fisherwomen still wear traditional black skirts with coloured socks.
From the beach, take the funicular railway to Sítio for panoramic views of the town and beach.
Distance 16.2 km, about 20 mins
This walled city has narrow cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings and flower decorated balconies.
There are dozens of restaurants, cafés and bars. The city walls provide panoramic views of the surrounding countryside
Distance 23.7 km, about 20 mins
Foz do Arelho
Has two very different beaches. On one side, sheltered waters safe for children and ideal for windsurfing. The other, open to the Atlantic, but without significant undercurrents is excellent for surfing.
There are plenty of beach-side cafés, restaurants and bars.
Distance 13.7 km, about 20 mins
The 13th century Cistercian monastery dominates the town. Classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, it is the largest monastery in Portugal. There are plenty of restaurants in the square opposite.
The free Museu do Vinho (Wine Museum) gives guided tours and sells local wines.
Distance 23.4 km, about 23 mins
The centre is full of small shops and cafés. Stylish areas to visit include the Baixa (Downtown), Chiado and Bairro Alto (High Quarter). Bairro Alto is picturesque with traditional shops, restaurants, bars and fashion shops.
The Castle of São Jorge has magnificent views over Lisbon.
Distance 111 km, about 1 hour 20 mins
Caldas da Rainha
This spa town has a daily market selling fresh local produce. There are plenty of shops to enjoy.
Caldas de Rainha is famous for its ceramics.
Distance 18.9 km, about 20 mins
Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros
A natural park of rugged limestones hills, crags and upland farmland separated by old stone walls.
It has a collection of sauropod dinosaur tracks from the mid Jurassic period (175 million years-ago), with some footprints nearly a metre long. There are underground caves at Mira de Aire.
Distance 54.7 km, about 1 hour
Site of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three children in 1917. Annual pilgrimages on May 12-13 and October 12-13 attract crowds of up to 100,000 people.
There is a daily torch-lit procession at dusk.
Distance 74.8 km, about 55 mins
Historic medieval town with narrow cobbled streets of terraced cottages, churches, the UNESCO classified Convent of Christ, an aqueduct and a town hall. 12th century headquarters of the Knights Templar.
Distance 123 km, about 1 hour 20 mins