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Praia do Barranco

Praia do Barranco

Vila do Bispo

This beach is located at the entrance to one of the region’s prettiest valleys, its slopes covered by tall juniper scrub through which imposing limestone formations emerge, as well as a narrow, flat strip of land planted with fruit trees and riverine vegetation. The beach is small and extends back towards the interior of the gully, creating a small dune field to the west of the mouth of the small stream that flows on to the beach at that spot. As is the case with other beaches along this part of the coast, there are lots of pebbles (called “rebolinhos”), which beachgoers use to build semi-circular shelters that serve as windbreaks. Limestone cliffs in light colours, intensely sculpted by both fresh and saltwater, rise up at either end of the beach.

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Road access is by a tarmacked road from the hamlet of Raposeira (EN 125), and thereafter along a beaten earth country track for approximately 4 km. The beach is not signposted. There is plenty of informal parking. There are no support infrastructures and no lifeguard on duty. Orientation: south-east.

GPS: 37° 2'34.29"N 8°53'39.12"W

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