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. 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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  • The descent is steep, uncomfortable but not dangerous. And it is fully worth because the beach is beautiful, wild and isolated. In April, there were just people. As an additive, the Cabo da Roca is on the side.
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  • After Sintra take this way back and stop here to enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic. beautiful landscape. Invites the imagination.
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  • This is a hidden gem, that I am reluctantly reviewing because of potential over crowding. But such beauty on earth should be shared. Just a little before Cabo da Roca there is a dirt path (best taken ...  more »