Praia da ursa, Sintra

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very difficult to get to - we gave up half way down. Path is very steep, not good if unsteady on feet. Still the view was stunning. 
  • The view from the beach and on top of it are amazing, but the access requires a certain physical skills, that is not for everione. When going don't forget to bring something to eat and drink because i...  read more »
  • One of the best beach experiences ever :) The hike up and down is quite an adventure, but once you get to the beach you forget all about the efforts made. A stunning beach between breathtaking rock fo...  read more »
  • Not that bad of a trek despite reviews. In fact very meditative as you carefully mind your footsteps with fallen rocks on the path. But when you look up, you just know there's a beautiful view at the bottom as it is from top. Bring a bottle of water to drink and food if you consider spending a whole day there. Otherwise, expect 20mins down, half an hour up - depending how strong your legs are :) Dont forget to visit the waterfall!
  • Best beach ever! What a wonderful view. The descend and climb are really worth it!
  • Worth the sometimes scary trek to experience this unique spot. Not for the faint hearted; you definitely earn the view.
  • Beautiful secluded beach. Hard to get to but that's what makes it so great.
  • Right route from the parking is pretty dangerous but exciting. The beach is awesome.
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