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Praia do Pinhão

Praia do Pinhão


This beach can be reached by means of a pedestrian trail that sets off from D. Ana Beach and goes along the cliff top for about 300 metres. Here, you can observe some of the coastline’s typical vegetation: gold coin daisies, sweet alyssum, Mediterranean saltbush and saltwort grow in abundance in the rocky cavities. Farther back from the shore, you will mostly find typical scrubland species, such as mastic trees and wild olives. The beach is divided by a rock formation with arches and caves. It is a small beach, framed by high carbonate rock cliffs in warm colours. At the smaller, northern section of the beach, there is a viewpoint with a staircase leading down to the sea, meaning that, at high tide, you can dive straight into the sea without having to go on the beach. An extensive area of submerged rocks beckons you for an underwater expedition. Although quite close to the built-up area around Lagos, this is a relatively quiet beach.

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Note: Since there is a possibility of rockfalls or stones coming loose and falling on to the beach, you should keep a safe distance from the cliffs, and take care if you are walking along the cliff top, staying well back from the edge. You should be aware that a large part of the beach lies in an area where there is a risk of landslides.The beach can be accessed on foot from D. Ana Beach, heading north. There is foot and vehicle access on a tarmacked road, setting off from Lagos, up the Avenida dos Descobrimentos and heading towards Pinhão Beach. Road traffic and parking are extremely difficult in the vicinity of the beach. There are no support infrastructures and no lifeguard on duty. Orientation: east.GPS: 37° 5'39.83"N 8°40'5.37"W

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