The West Region stretches along the Atlantic coastline, a rural setting bordered by mount Montejunto. Benefiting from a mild climate, this Region is becoming increasingly noted due to its importance for tourism, especially enhanced by the Golf facilities available and its white sanded beaches. Beaches such as Baleal, S. Martinho do Porto, Areia Branca, Santa Cruz, Peniche, Supertubos and Foz do Arelho, still preserved in their original natural conditions, make this Region an excellence location.
The baths at Vimeiro and Caldas da Rainha, Roman settlements and Arab fortresses, the Natural Park at Serra de Aire e Candeeiros, the Berlengas islands Natural Reserve, Óbidos lagoon, the beaches, and the countless equestrian, rifle, fishing, sailing, gliding, diving and surfing clubs, serve as an example of the array of interests catered for in the West Region.
The Region is formed by the municipalities of Alenquer, Arruda dos Vinhos, Bombarral, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Óbidos, Peniche, Rio Maior, Sobral de Monte Agraço and Torres Vedras.