Praia da ursa, Sintra

4.8
#1 of 8 in Beaches in Sintra Municipality
View a beach of spectacular natural beauty at Praia da ursa, where thousands of years of the Atlantic's wind and waves have carved the rocks and cliffs into interesting shapes, including a huge stone in the form of a bear. Located in the Natural Park of Sintra, this piece of shoreline--Europe's westernmost beach--can be difficult to access due to the steep, rocky hill leading down to it. Once at the bottom, explore the sandy shore and blue, albeit cold, waters. Nudists favor this attraction for its hard-to-reach location. Consider delaying your visit if the weather is rainy, because the climb becomes too slippery to travel here safely. See Praia da ursa and all Sintra has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sintra online trip builder .
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  • I read in several forums that the “Bear Beach” is a quite secret spot with not too many people and not far away from Cabo da Roca, as you have to climb a rocky and sandy path down. I took bus number 4...  more »
  • The whole way from Sintra was fog, it was not seen in a step. We didn't believe we'd see something. After arriving at the parking lot, she "opened the curtain". The fog vanished and the sun was shining. Beautiful. And also a strange feeling to find themselves at the westernmost point of continental Europe. Sea, cliffs, nature = beautiful.
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  • Best beach that I have ever seen!
  • Spectacular beach!
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