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Praia do Vale dos Homens

Praia do Vale dos Homens


Situated in the heart of the Vicentine Plain, an extensive area of farmland and pine forests, dotted here and there by deep, verdant gullies, this is a large, peaceful beach. High schist sea cliffs frame the beach, which is reached by a huge wooden staircase. The scent of rockrose is intense and mingles with the sea air as you approach the beach. The huge stretch of sand is almost 500 metres long and is very peaceful. At the far southern end it is possible to climb several dozen metres up a gully, carved into the rock by a tiny, crystal-clear stream. Thanks to the way the rocks lie in the sea, rock pools form at low tide allowing for peaceful bathing and the opportunity to observe intertidal species such as anemones, limpets, barnacles, gobies, prawns, starfish and many others.

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Note: Given the risk of landslides and loose stones falling on to the beach, you are advised to keep a safe distance from the cliffs.

Road access is by a tarmacked road via Rogil (EN 120), heading towards the beach for approximately 3 km. There is plenty of informal parking on beaten earth. There are no support infrastructures but there is a lifeguard on duty during the summer holiday season. Orientation: north-west.

GPS: 37°22'58.57"N  8°49'30.38"W

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