Supermarkets and restaurants

There are several convenient supermarkets within 10  minutes drive. None within walking distance. There is a useful small shop in Sesmarias village but it is quite a long way to walk carrying shopping. There may be a map in the apartment with them marked but otherwise Jeremy will direct you.

Restaurants within walking distance
There is a seasonal on-site bar which also does food.
Island Cafe is set up the hill from Boa Nova, probably about 10 minutes walk at a guess.  It has changed hands recently and we haven’t tried it since. I think it might now be called the Hexagon?….

Gosto restaurant is 15 minutes walk by the shortest route. Good food and very pleasant setting.
The Paradis, one of our favourites, is 20 minutes walk.
There is also the Piano Bar roughly the same distance.
Our favourite beaches, Caneiros, ( ) and Pintadinho  (beach bar, excellent chicken piripiri and sardines) are also amongst our favourites for food. Both approximately 30 minutes walk.
(We would suggest returning by the main road after dark from all the above as the road above Boa Nova has lights and pavements all of the way as far as Ferragudo.) This will probably take 5-10 minutes longer.
In Sesmarias village there is a very popular Italian, a bar, and 2 restaurants – we have walked but normally take the car. Probably about 20-30 minutes walk.


Restaurants we drive to

A little further away, Praia Grande (another great beach) has  4 beach bars and restaurants, each with a different style, and Ferragudo itself has a good selection of restaurants, particularly around the square or along the quayside in the summer. Otherwise if you like a livelier setting, Carvoiero has plenty to offer.