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Praia do Burgau

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Praia do Burgau

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Situated within the village of Burgau, this is a town beach that marks the western boundary of the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park. The sands stretch along a small bay, sheltered from inclement weather, and which serves as a fishing port. Here, fishing is still carried on in the traditional way using equipment such as buckets, dragnets and fish hooks.

As is the case in Salema, here too you can watch the boats landing their catch and sample the fresh fish later on in the village restaurants. Beachgoers therefore share the sands with the fishing boats and the fishermen’s equipment.

To the east, the landscape is marked by the greyish limestone and marl cliff, deeply gouged by running water. The orientation of the beach and the position of the cliffs provide shelter from the prevailing winds, resulting in calm seas for bathing.

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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 tarmacked road through the village of Burgau (signposted on the EN 125). There are small, organised car parking facilities next to the beach. The support infrastructures include restaurants, WC and information and recreational facilities, and there are lifeguards on duty in the summer holiday season. Orientation: south-east.

GPS: 37° 4'18.39"N 8°46'30.25"W


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