Praia da ursa, Sintra

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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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  • This is a stunning beach with white sand near Cabo da Roca. However it is a good half an hour hike to get to the beach so make sure you wear some decent shoes! It is definitely worth the walk there :)  more »
  • Top she is beautiful. The day I was I couldn't go down, but the visual you have before you even get to the sand is spectacular.
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  • very pretty walk and very pretty discreet Beach to do as a couple. 20 min walk to a nearly deserted beach. Do
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  • Beautiful place! I'm completely in love 😍
  • There are amazing views through the path to get there. I went there in first weekend of October and the beach was all for me :-)
  • Pure relaxation!
  • Breathtaking! That's beautiful view!
  • Amazing!

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Where to stay in Sintra

For quick and easy access to Sintra's array of authentic buildings and historical sites, stay in the town's World Heritage-listed center perched atop a hill. By staying in the midst of the action, you'll be within walking distance of most of the town's main sights and you'll avoid the challenging parking situation that day-trippers and those staying further outside of the city face. For a real authentic experience, check into one of the many small boutique hotels, guesthouses, or hostels tucked in among the city's winding streets and 19th-century architecture, many of which sit high on the rugged slope near the national palace in mainly residential areas.
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