Praia da ursa, Sintra

4.8
#1 of 8 in Beaches in Sintra Municipality
View a beach of spectacular natural beauty at Praia da ursa, where thousands of years of the Atlantic's wind and waves have carved the rocks and cliffs into interesting shapes, including a huge stone in the form of a bear. Located in the Natural Park of Sintra, this piece of shoreline--Europe's westernmost beach--can be difficult to access due to the steep, rocky hill leading down to it. Once at the bottom, explore the sandy shore and blue, albeit cold, waters. Nudists favor this attraction for its hard-to-reach location. Consider delaying your visit if the weather is rainy, because the climb becomes too slippery to travel here safely. See Praia da ursa and all Sintra has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sintra online trip builder.
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  • Beautiful view! It's worth visiting, but if you prefer a beach to relax and spend the day, there are many other beaches for you to choose from. This is a quick visit for pictures. A lot of tourists...  more »
  • I found Cabo da Roca to be beautiful and the ocean crashing against the cliffs. There are some hiking trails to explore, well worth the trip out here.  more »
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  • Best beach that I have ever seen!
  • Spectacular beach!

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