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Praia da Mareta

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Praia da Mareta

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This is the first beach on the southern coast and it lies in a bay that begins to the east of Cape St. Vincent, which protects it from the prevailing winds and waves. Mareta Beach’s urban setting in the town of Sagres means it is a busy beach and it is appreciated for its calm waters and for being a good setting-off point for canoeing and diving in the bay’s underwater caves.

It is a large beach, almost 800 metres long, and is framed by limestone cliffs that rise at either end, with the sharp outline of Cape St. Vincent making its mark on the landscape.

Huge caves can be seen in these rock formations, as well as limestone pavements colonised by eye-catching plants such as gold coin daisies. As you walk eastwards, the beach becomes quieter.

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

The beach can be accessed on foot and by car; just follow the signs. There is plenty of parking about 100 to 200 metres from the beach, as well as a small, informal parking area on beaten earth right next to it. Support infrastructures include restaurants, WC, information and recreational facilities, and there are lifeguards on duty in the summer holiday season. Orientation: south-west.

GPS: 37° 0'19.37"N 8°56'24.34"W


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