In the Summer of 2003 we stayed at Sesimbra. They told us it was a quiet old fishing village, but it wasn't! This village was visited by many tourists and many Portuguese. Every weekend there was a traffic-ham in the burning heat, to get a parking spot!!! Without a car the beach of Sesimbra was unreachable. The only strolling-route from the hotel via the busy and steep road to the beach of Sesimbra was too dangerous. There wasn't any public transport. The interior of the 4 persons apartment was reasonable. It had no airco, but it did have a kitchen. They didn't clean the place. The walls were thin. The personnel wasn't very customer-friendly. I don't recommend this apartment during a heat wave, because it had no airco. The first 2 rows of deck chairs were reserved for the Portuguese, during their vacation. I recommend to buy some Beirao, THE drink of Sesimbra. The seawater was too cold. We already thought it was weird that almost nobody was in the water.