This Summer’s New It Destination for Models and Influencers Is Portugal’s Beaches

Eileen Kelly

Sure, for a quick weekend jaunt, Montauk is great. But when it comes to summer beachfront destinations, it’s hard to beat the beaches of Portugal, with their looming rock arches and tide pools. Though the fashion crowd regularly makes off for beachfront destinations like Mykonos, St. Barts, and St. Tropez, this summer, Instagram star and sex educator Eileen Kelly leads the charge of models and influencers descending on the beaches along Portugal’s coast. In early July, the country also hosts the massive music festival NOS Alive, where this year’s headliners include acts as varied as the xx, Phoenix, and The Weeknd, attracting its own It crowd. See the best of Portugal’s coastline and other attractions as documented on Instagram for your vicarious travel fix, here.


Eileen Kelly at Praia do Carvalhal in Portugal, July 2017.


Sophia Smith, former girlfriend of One Direction’s Liam Payne, at Quinta Do Lago in Portugal, June 2017.


Model Frida Gustavsson at Uva do Monte resort in Porgtugal, May 2017.


Eileen Kelly at Odemira in Portugal, July 2017.


Cyclist Taylor Phinney at Praia do Tonel in Portugal, February 2017.


Actress Marina Ruy Barbosa at Quinta Do Lago in Portugal, July 2017.


Lifestyle blogger Tony Grieco at Praia da Rocha in Portugal, June 2017.


Trainer Joss Mooney at Carviero in Portugal, March 2017.


Portuguese women’s soccer player Rita Fontemanha at São Torpes in Portugal, July 2017.


Lifestyle blogger Sofia Reis at NOS Alive festival in Portugal, July 2017.


Romy Madley Croft of the xx at NOS Alive festival in Portugal, July 2017.


Lifestyle blogger Vanessa Martins on a beach shoot in Portugal, July 2017.