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Praia do Beliche, Sagres

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Surrounded by imposing cliffs, Praia do Beliche is one of the region's most popular beaches for surfing, thanks to its consistent waves. Even if you don't want to surf, you can enjoy the beach by lounging in the sun or exploring the nearby fortress built in the 15th century. Though conditions around the beach are generally rough, the 40 m (131 ft) high cliffs protect it a great deal from wind. Keep in mind that the large waves mean the water is best suited to experienced surfers only. Note that the beach is accessible only via a steep set of stairs down the cliffs. Put Praia do Beliche and other Sagres attractions into our Sagres travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We stopped to take in the views of the beach on our way to Cape St. Vincent. It is a popular spot for surfers. There were some good waves so we watched several surfers carve some waves. If you are on ...  more »
  • The beach seen from above is very pretty, with access from the side gives wall. This for what seemed like being used as a dwelling. But the region is very popular for surfers
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  • One of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen: I was lucky enough to see praia do Beliche in a wonderful day of no wind and with absence of currents. Under these conditions reveals a beauty exciting also because the two ends (left and right) are very different from each other. The area left (and also the middle one) very large and broad with a chiringuito wonderful, while the right side is tighter with a cliff overlooking the sea. The cliff then finishes on a beautiful cave with an opening on the sky ... awesome. I went back a second time but unfortunately the wind and currents were very strong: the lifeguards allowed entry into water only up to the height of the calf then began to whistle and you had to come here because it is a good idea to check the weather before you go. Have fun to all
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  • Really nice beach. As everyone says, steep steps down top the bottom. There's also a Surfing school that was train in there when we got there. Waves are beautiful, the cliffs are gorgeous and it's not as windy as some of the other neighboring spots.
  • We were recommended this amazing beach by a local. It was a really windy day, as most days in Sagres are, he told us this beach is protected from the wind. Taking his advice was the best decision we made !! One of the nicest beaches I have ever seen. Incredible sand quality, crystal clear water with a nice steady shore break, breathtaking cliffs and a surprisingly good restaurant for Portugese Chicken. A most for anyone in the Sagres area !
  • Wonderful view, not crowded. Feeling of being "at the end of the world" Don't miss the little restaurant below the cliff
  • Secluded, quiet, amazing beach, great little alcoves
  • Beautiful beach with lots of caves, providing some natural shade. Steep steps down to the beach but worth it!