The Sand Captains

10 beaches, 10 stories of Sand Captains

"There are people who confused
themselves with where they are.
People who are already part of the day, memory and landscape of that place.
That place wouldn't be the same without them, they wouldn't be the same without him." 

André Pereira

The gentleman who has been selling popcorn on the beach in São Pedro de Moel since 1985, the lady with the seven most beautiful skirts on the beach in Nazaré are just some of the 10 stories, by 10 people, from 10 beaches in the Leiria region, that Rede Cultura presented throughout the summer months of 2021, on its digital platforms.

The aim of the project, authored by André Pereira, is to make anonymous people known, underlining their importance as a driving force and an inseparable part of the memory and landscape of the places they inhabit.

Discover the 10 beaches and their Sand Captains:

Praia da Vieira (Marinha Grande)
Praia de São Pedro de Moel (Marinha Grande)
Praia de São Martinho do Porto (Alcobaça)
Praia do Osso da Baleia (Pombal)
Praia do Pedrógão (Leiria)
Praia da Foz do Arelho / Lagoa de Óbidos (Caldas da Rainha Óbidos)
Praia da Nazaré (Nazaré)
Praia da Areia Branca (Lourinhã)
Praia do Baleal (Peniche)
Praia de Santa Cruz (Torres Vedras).