Praia da ursa, Sintra

4.8
#1 of 8 in Beaches in Sintra Municipality
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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  • I found Cabo da Roca to be beautiful and the ocean crashing against the cliffs. There are some hiking trails to explore, well worth the trip out here.  more »
  • Worth a quick stop. If you have time to hike and like to hike I would as long as the weather conditions are mild. The wind and wet rocks makes it dangerous for hiking. Had a feeling like being at...  more »
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  • Best beach that I have ever seen!
  • Spectacular beach!
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