After, for many years, having had just one access road, where you had to pass whether you were coming or going, Paúl do Mar has today another entry point. As such, to get to this flat ground by the sea, it is now easier and more accessible. People no longer emigrate looking for a better life.
The settlement took place around 1676. Amongst the settlers the name of João Anes de Couto Cardoso stands out.