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  • Sea at Praia da Ursa Beach
    View over the seafront of Praia da Ursa Beach, from the cliff top.
  • Bear an Giant at Praia da Ursa Beach
    Rock formations of big dimensions known as "Ursa" (Bear) and "Gigante" (Giant).
  • Ravine at Praia da Ursa Beach
    Praia da Ursa Beach, ravine on the rocky cliff.
  • Rocks at Praia da Ursa Beach
    Rocks by the seaside at Praia da Ursa Beach.
  • South of Praia da Ursa Beach
    South part at Praia da Ursa Beach.
  • Seaside at Praia da Ursa Beach
    Near the water line, on the south part of Praia da Ursa Beach.
  • South, Praia da Ursa Beach
    South perspective of Praia da Ursa Beach.
  • Cliff at Praia da Ursa Beach
    Praia da Ursa Beach, cliff flanking the sand.
  • Water at Praia da Ursa Beach
    Bathing area at Praia da Ursa Beach. In the rear, the big rock known by "Ursa".
  • North of Praia da Ursa Beach
    North part at Praia da Ursa Beach.
  • The Ursa Stream
    Cascade on the mouth of the Ursa Stream.

Praia da Ursa Beach

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6 Kelly Volmers 2019-02-27 17:43:39
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.

Weather, Wave Climate and Tide Times

Mostly Cloudy

11160


to Sunset

13ºC
22ºC
13ºC
22ºC
13ºC
20ºC
13ºC
20ºC
13ºC
22ºC
20

Air Temperature20 ºC

22

Wind Speed22 km/h North-Northeast

51

Humidity51 %

1011

Pressure1011 mbar

Third Quarter Moon
21st day , 62% visible

61%

Ebb Tide

20ºday
67%
21ºday
58%
22ºday
49%
23ºday
39%
24ºday
30%

Water TemperatureNo Data

6.3

Wave Period6.3 s North

2.25

Mean Wave Height2.25 m

Tide Times

DateHourHeightState
1,21 mLow tide
2,57 mHigh tide
1,40 mLow tide
2,76 mHigh tide
1,31 mLow tide
2,49 mHigh tide
1,49 mLow tide
2,68 mHigh tide
1,35 mLow tide
2,50 mHigh tide
1,50 mLow tide
2,68 mHigh tide
1,30 mLow tide
2,59 mHigh tide
1,42 mLow tide
2,73 mHigh tide
1,20 mLow tide
2,72 mHigh tide
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Description

Wild beach or/and without lifeguard.

Our rating 5/10

2017 Awards

Beach for Naturism Ways and Costumes

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

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Ratings History

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

Map and Location

Coordinates

N 38º 47.421'
W 9º 29.5359'

Maritime Authority

Capitania do Porto de Cascais

Parish

Colares

Municipality

Sintra

District

Lisboa

Region

Estremadura

Country

Portugal

Coastal Unit

Foz do Lizandro - Cabo da Roca

Coastal Region

Costa Azul

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