This beach follows on from the sands of Praia Grande, to the east of the Salgados Lagoon, a wetland zone that has formed at the final stretch of the Espiche Stream. To get to the beach, you go through the holiday village associated with the golf course that runs alongside the lagoon, descending an avenue with tall palm trees on either side.
The area around the beach retains its natural state: to the west, you can see the robust dunes of Praia Grande and the water mirror formed by the lagoon. The vegetation on its banks is dense and you can see, in particular, Eurasian coots and, in winter, great cormorants, fishing. To the east lie the dune fields, more modest in height, yet equally rich in flora and fauna.
The beach is large with quiet spots. An extensive network of walkways has been built over the mouth of the stream and the dunes, providing opportunities for long walks both westwards, across the Salgados Lagoon, and eastwards to Galé.