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Praia da Figueira

Praia da Figueira

Vila do Bispo

At Figueira, cars have to park about 800 metres from the beach and pedestrian access is along a narrow trail through one of the prettiest valleys along this coast. The verdant slopes, covered in Mediterranean scrub and pine groves are punctuated by imposing limestone rock formations in which caves can be seen. Orchards consisting mainly of fig and olive trees, populated by an abundance of birds feeding on the fruit, can be seen along the strip of flat land beside the small stream. The beach is very peaceful and is somewhat reminiscent of the end of the world, possibly because of the absence of vehicles. The beach is bounded by very curiously-shaped, warmly-coloured cliffs and to the east you will spot the ruins of a 16th century fortification. Here, too, the pebbles are used by beachgoers to build semi-circular shelters that serve as windbreaks. This is a quiet beach that not many people go to.

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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.

Road access is by a tarmacked road from the hamlet of Figueira (signposted on the EN 125), heading towards the beach for approximately 1 km. There is a small, informal parking area 800 metres from the beach. There are no support infrastructures and no lifeguard on duty. Orientation: south.

GPS: 37° 3'40.72"N 8°50'22.41"W

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