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

Waning Gibbous Moon
Blustery
13320
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
49%
Flood Tide
03h13
to High Tide
49
21:32
Low Tide
03:50
High Tide
No Data
Water Temperature
No Data
Wave Direction
No Data
Wave Medium Height
No Data
Wave Medium Period

98%
3,4 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

97%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

96%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

95%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

94%
3,4 m
11.2 ft
High Tide

93%
0,7 m
2.3 ft
Low Tide

91%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

90%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

89%
3,3 m
10.8 ft
High Tide

87%
0,8 m
2.6 ft
Low Tide

85%
3,1 m
10.2 ft
High Tide

83%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

82%
3,2 m
10.5 ft
High Tide

80%
0,9 m
3 ft
Low Tide

78%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

76%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

73%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

71%
1,1 m
3.6 ft
Low Tide

69%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

66%
1,2 m
3.9 ft
Low Tide

64%
2,8 m
9.2 ft
High Tide

61%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

59%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

56%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

54%
2,6 m
8.5 ft
High Tide

51%
1,4 m
4.6 ft
Low Tide

48%
2,6 m
8.5 ft
High Tide

45%
1,5 m
4.9 ft
Low Tide

43%
2,5 m
8.2 ft
High Tide

40%
1,6 m
5.2 ft
Low Tide

37%
2,5 m
8.2 ft
High Tide

34%
1,5 m
4.9 ft
Low Tide

31%
2,5 m
8.2 ft
High Tide

29%
1,5 m
4.9 ft
Low Tide

26%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

23%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

21%
2,7 m
8.9 ft
High Tide

19%
1,3 m
4.3 ft
Low Tide

16%
3,0 m
9.8 ft
High Tide

14%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

12%
2,9 m
9.5 ft
High Tide

10%
1,0 m
3.3 ft
Low Tide

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
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