Praia da Ursa Beach

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Sea at Praia da Ursa Beach

1/11 View over the seafront of Praia da Ursa Beach, from the cliff top.

Bear an Giant at Praia da Ursa Beach

2/11 Rock formations of big dimensions known as "Ursa" (Bear) and "Gigante" (Giant).

Ravine at Praia da Ursa Beach

3/11 Praia da Ursa Beach, ravine on the rocky cliff.

Rocks at Praia da Ursa Beach

4/11 Rocks by the seaside at Praia da Ursa Beach.

South of Praia da Ursa Beach

5/11 South part at Praia da Ursa Beach.

Seaside at Praia da Ursa Beach

6/11 Near the water line, on the south part of Praia da Ursa Beach.

South, Praia da Ursa Beach

7/11 South perspective of Praia da Ursa Beach.

Cliff at Praia da Ursa Beach

8/11 Praia da Ursa Beach, cliff flanking the sand.

Water at Praia da Ursa Beach

9/11 Bathing area at Praia da Ursa Beach. In the rear, the big rock known by "Ursa".

North of Praia da Ursa Beach

10/11 North part at Praia da Ursa Beach.

The Ursa Stream

11/11 Cascade on the mouth of the Ursa Stream.

Weather and Tide Table

Full Moon
Blustery
24360
21h01
Sunset
06h27
Sunrise
Ter
16 - 20
Qua
15 - 21
Qui
16 - 22
Sex
16 - 21
Sáb
15 - 20
16
ºC
Air Temperature
NNW
33
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
94
%
Relative Humidity
1008
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
99%
Flood Tide
00h05
to High Tide
99
21:44
Low Tide
03:53
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
NNW
Wave Direction
1.94
m
Wave Medium Height
5.9
s
Wave Medium Period

99%
3,05 m
10 ft
High Tide

100%
0,87 m
2.9 ft
Low Tide

100%
3,31 m
10.9 ft
High Tide

100%
0,78 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

100%
3,07 m
10.1 ft
High Tide

100%
0,85 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

99%
3,34 m
11 ft
High Tide

99%
0,76 m
2.5 ft
Low Tide

99%
3,06 m
10 ft
High Tide

98%
0,85 m
2.8 ft
Low Tide

97%
3,34 m
11 ft
High Tide

96%
0,77 m
2.5 ft
Low Tide

95%
3,04 m
10 ft
High Tide

94%
0,88 m
2.9 ft
Low Tide

93%
3,30 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

92%
0,81 m
2.7 ft
Low Tide

90%
2,99 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

89%
0,94 m
3.1 ft
Low Tide

87%
3,23 m
10.6 ft
High Tide

About the Beach

What is Praia da Ursa Beach?

It's an Oceanic Beach in the northern hemisphere bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, located on the coast of Portugal - Iberian Peninsula - in the municipality of Sintra.

Praia da Ursa Beach acquired its name due to a legend called 1.
The sand is long, reasonably wide and surrounded by cliffs. It is located about 1 Km to north of the 2.
Already in the water there are two huge rocky formations known by Ursa and Gigante.
During heavy rainfall may be seen a waterfall flowing from the Ribeira da Ursa3 at the north side of the beach, where there's also a small cave.
The best access is done via a dirt road at the south area, coming from Estrada do Cabo da Roca. The way down is of extreme difficulty and it's recommended only for the most experienced trekkers.

References

  1. Legend from Praia da Ursa
  2. Roca Cape
  3. Ursa Stream
  4. Road of Roca Cape

Where is it?

Map of Praia da Ursa Beach

Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Decimal Minutes (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (Lat/Long WGS84)
Lat. 38.790350º
Lon. -9.492265º
N 38º 47.421'
W 9º 29.5359'
N 38º 47' 25.26"
W 9º 29' 32.15"
Parish Colares
County Sintra
District Lisboa
Region Estremadura
Country Portugal
Continent Europe
Ocean North Atlantic
Maritime Authority Capitania do Porto de Cascais
Protected Area Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais
Bathing Water
Coastal Unit Foz do Lizandro - Cabo da Roca
Coastal Region Costa Azul

Awards

Award 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Water Quality
Blue Flag
Gold Flag
Handicapped-Accessible Beach
Zero Polution

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  1. 6
    / 10
    This is an unbelievably scenic beach but a pretty treacherous hike to get to. It's also very rough and dangerous for swimming BUT the view is amazing.
    Kelly Volmers 2019-02-27 17:43