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Praia do Brejão
The beach here was once known as Praia do Brejão, after the nearby village. However this changed after Portugal's most famous fado singer, Amália Rodrigues, stayed at a villa overlooking the beach.
Little has changed since those days and the beach is very much unspoilt. Praia da Amália is not what you would describe as a family beach; it is difficult to find and involves a fair hike to get down to. It is also one of those beaches that virtually disappears at high tide, although, as you can see, there is a wonderful stretch of sand when the tide is out.
To the southern end of the beach is a small stream that cascades down the cliff face.
Other beaches near Praia da Amália
Praia da Amália tide times
Tue 18th FebruaryLow 4:27am (1.27m)
High 10:41am (2.62m)
Low 4:57pm (1.30m)
High 11:13pm (2.78m)
Wed 19th FebruaryLow 5:43am (1.15m)
High 11:52am (2.70m)
Low 6:01pm (1.20m)
Thu 20th FebruaryHigh 12:13am (2.92m)
Low 6:38am (1.01m)
High 12:46pm (2.82m)
Low 6:49pm (1.08m)
Fri 21st FebruaryHigh 1:00am (3.07m)
Low 7:22am (0.88m)
High 1:28pm (2.93m)
Low 7:29pm (0.96m)