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

Waning Gibbous Moon
Partly Cloudy
25680
07h51
Sunrise
18h54
Sunset
Qui
13 - 17
Sex
13 - 18
Sáb
12 - 16
Dom
11 - 16
Seg
10 - 16
17
ºC
Air Temperature
WSW
5
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
80
%
Relative Humidity
1011
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
49%
Flood Tide
03h10
to High Tide
49
11:57
Low Tide
18:10
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

83%
3,16 m
10.4 ft
High Tide

81%
0,90 m
3 ft
Low Tide

78%
3,02 m
9.9 ft
High Tide

76%
0,99 m
3.2 ft
Low Tide

74%
3,03 m
9.9 ft
High Tide

71%
1,04 m
3.4 ft
Low Tide

69%
2,84 m
9.3 ft
High Tide

66%
1,16 m
3.8 ft
Low Tide

64%
2,89 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

61%
1,19 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

58%
2,67 m
8.8 ft
High Tide

55%
1,33 m
4.4 ft
Low Tide

52%
2,77 m
9.1 ft
High Tide

49%
1,29 m
4.2 ft
Low Tide

46%
2,57 m
8.4 ft
High Tide

44%
1,43 m
4.7 ft
Low Tide

41%
2,75 m
9 ft
High Tide

37%
1,25 m
4.1 ft
Low 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
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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