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Vale Figueiras Beach, Aljezur

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Praia de Vale Figueira is a beach within the Municipality of Aljezur, in the Algarve, Portugal. The beach is on the western Seaboard in the north west of the Algarve. The beach is 9.1mi south west of the village of Aljezur, and is 66.6mi north west, by road, from the regions capital of Faro. The beach of Praia de Vale Figueira is inside the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.DescriptionThis beach consists of an extensive expanse of golden sand. The beach is very popular with surfers, although for the visitor who wants to get away from the crowds this is the perfect place. There are no buildings anywhere around this beach with only a small un-paved road leading up to the back of the beach with plenty of room to park. From the beach there are walks in either direction along the cliff tops for those who would like to enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty. The area is also a habitat for Osprey who nest in the area, and is one of the most threatened bird species in Portugal. The area is also one of the few places on the Iberian peninsular where it is possible to see an Iberian lynx. Swimmers should be aware of that there is a strong undertow and current just of the beach. There are no lifeguards on this beach.Getting thereFrom the village of Aljezur take the EN120 south. After 3.7mi there is a fork in the road, take the right signposted EN 268 to Sagres, Vila do Bispo and Alfambras. After a distance of 3.5km at Chabouco turn right, signposted to Vale de Figueira and head west on a small tarmac lane. Stay on this lane, eventually it becomes an un-metalled road. After 5.0km you get to the valley at the back of the beach. There is a small parking area.
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  • Located on the west coast of Portugal (south) but still in Algarve. You will not find a more spectacular beach: wider than wide, very few people, clean soft sand, manageable surf that is conducive to....  more
    Located on the west coast of Portugal (south) but still in Algarve. You will not find a more spectacular beach: wider than wide, very few people, clean soft sand, manageable surf that is conducive to....  more »
  • the wildest in Aljezur, the widest, longest, wildest beach, everry new day is different. Amazing coast rocks, wild waves, good for surfers 
    the wildest in Aljezur, the widest, longest, wildest beach, everry new day is different. Amazing coast rocks, wild waves, good for surfers  more »
  • Enjoy Praia Vale Figueira Naturista, Algarve. The amazing white sand beach (like all or almost all in the Algarve) and the clean Atlantic waters, I think, will not leave you indifferent. There aren’t....  more
    Enjoy Praia Vale Figueira Naturista, Algarve. The amazing white sand beach (like all or almost all in the Algarve) and the clean Atlantic waters, I think, will not leave you indifferent. There aren’t....  more »
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  • Really nice spot! The beach is very busy, so come early in the morning. But afterwards you will enjoy this beautiful bay. Also the parking slot on the top is nice for a night in the camper - we didn't have any problems from the GNR or somebody else.
  • Beautiful surf and walking beach. Unpaved dirt road to access the beach. TIP: Small cars not recommended because of road. Bring everything you need -- there's nothing out here!
  • If you are looking for Praia de Vale Figueiras you need to be adventurous. Following Google Maps will take you off the main road and through a small residential area. Soon after though the pavement ends and the area becomes farmland. If you are intrepid and keep going, the pavement ends becoming gravel. You then notice all signs of modern life slowly disappear. Continuing you descend down a steep gravel road that you trust is leading to beach. After 2.5 kilometers and the loss of cell service anxiety is high. Just at the point you are considering turning around, you see pavement again. As you turn onto the blacktop, you realize that you are in the parking lot for the beach. A short walk leads Praia de Vale Figueiras you to your reward, the amazingly beautiful Praia de Vale Figueiras. Take it all in!
  • Nice for surfer-beginners. Not so many people. Really amazing place!
  • Nice beach. However, don't expect toilets and restaurants, they don't have any of that. Great place for surfing though!

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