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Praia do Monte Clérigo


Praia do Monte Clérigo


At this beach, a vast stretch of sand heads northward and, to the south, an interesting rocky platform emerges at low tide, revealing the intertidal marine life, such as crabs and starfish in the rock cavities, shoals of young, white sea bream swimming around the rocks, and anemones, sea urchins and gobies in the tidal pools. And you can bathe in some of the larger rock pools, uncovered by the receding tide.

Despite being somewhat exposed to the north and east winds, the far ends of the beach are sheltered by the craggy cliffs and the shapes carved into the rocky walls by the elements are well worth taking a look at. Standing back from the shore, there are imposing dune fields that border a pretty valley carved out by an ephemeral stream.

There is a small hamlet at this beach, comprising summer holiday homes and a pine grove with a picnic area. The descent to the beach affords a magnificent, panoramic view of the coastline and the hamlet.

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Note: Other rocky beaches to the south can also be visited, but only at low tide. Given the risk of landslides and loose stones falling on to the beach, you are advised to keep a safe distance from the cliffs. In order to help preserve the dunes, you are asked to use the walkways and paths.

Road access is by a tarmacked road from the southern entrance to Aljezur (EN 120), heading towards the beach for approximately 7 km. There is plenty of organised parking. Support infrastructures include a restaurant, WC and recreational facilities – a surfing school – and there are lifeguards on duty in the summer holiday season. This is an accessible beach. Orientation: north-west.

GPS: 37°20'25.30"N 8°51'14.53"W

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  • Blue Flag
    Blue Flag
  • Accessible Beach
    Accessible Beach

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