Praia da Ursa, Sintra

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Beach Nature / Park
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. Before you head to Sintra, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sintra travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Sintra has to offer, including Praia da Ursa.
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  • Quite small but absolutely stunning little beach, but ... quite a trek down a steep path - not dangerous (although it might be in heavy rain) but hard work on a hot day. We parked in a small car park ...  more »
  • PARKING When you turn off the main road there will be a parking spot right there and an option to travel further down the road to another parking right above the beach. The road is a country road, une...  more »
  • I'm guessing, even if the place is very difficult to access, a lot of people know about it and still come here. We were lucky to visit it end of April, when the weather was already great, but not high...  more »