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Praia de Vale Figueiras

Praia de Vale Figueiras


The path to the beach follows an enclosed, narrow valley whose slopes are covered with tall, dense scrub consisting of heather, rockrose and strawberry trees. An ephemeral stream runs through the valley to the beach during the rainy months. The beach is huge, both to the north and to the south, and is very peaceful. It is mostly frequented by surfers and recreational fishermen. Here, the schist cliffs are covered with rockrose whose aromatic oils gleam in the sunshine and fill the air with their characteristic scent. As you walk along the beach, you can observe the rocky cliff walls with their tortuous and deformed layers, bearing witness to the incredible forces to which these ancient rocks have been subjected.

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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 along a tarmacked road from Alfambras (an area of scattered dwellings on the EN 120 between Aljezur and Bordeira), heading towards the beach for approximately 5 km (2.5 km are along a dirt track). There is a medium-sized, informal parking area. There are no support infrastructures but there is a lifeguard on duty during the summer holiday season. Orientation: north-west.

GPS: 37°14'50.40"N 8°52'6.09"W

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