Escape to Comporta, a sleepy fishing village in Portugal’s Alentejo region, for its windswept dunes, mellow beach scene, contemporary rental homes and hippy-style boutiques.
This stretch of coast in southwest Portugal has over 40 miles of pristine golden beach and is still a hidden gem in Europe. For now, there’s no glitz and only one hotel. The locals are friendly and welcoming, the food is fresh and fabulous – and it’s always possible to get a table with a view in one of the nearby restaurants. Lisbon’s fashionable crowd visits over the summer months, as well as other in-the-know Europeans like Christian Louboutin, Jacques Grange, Philippe Starck and Anselm Kiefer who come to relax and go off the grid.