Praia das Furnas Beach

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Entrance, Praia das Furnas Beach

1/5 Entrance to Praia das Furnas Beach.

Sand at Praia das Furnas Beach

2/5 Wide sand of Praia das Furnas Beach.

West at Praia das Furnas Beach

3/5 Praia das Furnas Beach, perspetiva para Oeste.

Cave of Praia das Furnas Beach

4/5 Cave on the east cliff of Praia das Furnas Beach.

The Vale Pocilgão Stream dry

5/5 Dry bed of the Vale Pocilgão Stream.

Weather and Tide Table

Waxing Gibbous Moon
Blustery
7680
20h54
Sunset
06h16
Sunrise
Seg
13 - 18
Ter
15 - 17
Qua
14 - 17
Qui
15 - 17
Sex
15 - 16
17
ºC
Air Temperature
NNW
31
km/h
Wind Speed and Direction
71
%
Relative Humidity
1017
mbar
Atmospheric Pressure
67%
Flood Tide
02h02
to High Tide
67
18:55
Low Tide
01:05
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

About the Beach

What is Praia das Furnas 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 Vila do Bispo.

Praia das Furnas Beach acquired its name due to the heavy erosion on its limestone cliff, origining several cracks and caves1. This is the place where the Ribeira do Vale Pocilgão empties.
Next to the west entrance, the sand is wide and extends to east in a thin strip of sand of about 600 meters.
At the east cliff face there's a very handy cave for those seeking a break from the sun.

References

  1. "Furnas", in Portuguese

Where is it?

Map of Praia das Furnas Beach

Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Decimal Minutes (Lat/Long WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (Lat/Long WGS84)
Lat. 37.055522º
Lon. -8.854642º
N 37º 3.33132'
W 8º 51.27852'
N 37º 3' 19.88"
W 8º 51' 16.71"
Parish Budens
County Vila do Bispo
District Faro
Region Algarve
Country Portugal
Continent Europe
Ocean North Atlantic
Maritime Authority Capitania do Porto de Lagos
Protected Area Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina
Bathing Water
Coastal Unit Ponta de Sagres - Ponta Piedade
Coastal Region Costa Vicentina

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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