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Praia Verde

Accessible

Praia Verde

Castro Marim

True to its name, this beach is surrounded by a stone pine forest growing down the gentle hills to the sands. Chameleons can be seen ambling leisurely around the woods. The pines have a curious mushroom shape and the undergrowth is rich and dense throughout the entire forest. There are fabulous panoramic views over the sandy coast from the car park serving the beach. This is located inside the tourist complex surrounding the beach. To get down to the sands, you follow a path paved in Portuguese crazy paving lined by tall retamal bushes, typical of the sandy eastern Algarve. Once on the beach, you will see delicate plants such as beach grass, eye-catching sea daffodils and aromatic curry plants. An old well on the beach, a remnant from a time when the sea did not come so far inland, grows and shrinks to the rhythm of the sea washing the sands in and out. The atmosphere is hot, bright and dry, and the sea is calm and warm.

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Notes: In order to help preserve the site, you should always cross the dunes on the walkways.

Road access is by a tarmacked road from the EN 125, heading towards Praia Verde. There is plenty of organised parking next to the tourist complex. Informal parking on beaten earth is available at the start of the footpath (about 150 m long) to the beach. Vehicle traffic and parking are restricted next to the beach. The various support infrastructures include restaurants, WC, information and recreational facilities, and there are lifeguards on duty in the summer holiday season. This is an accessible beach. Orientation: south-east.

GPS: 37°10'26.00"N 7°28'49.35"W

Facilities

  • Blue Flag
    Blue Flag
  • Accessible Beach
    Accessible Beach

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