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Praia da Ursa

Praia da Ursa
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Praia da Ursa panorama
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Praia da Ursa
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Set on the Atlantic west coast just north of Cabo da Roca is a little gem of a beach - Praia da Ursa. Unspoilt and wild, this little beach is often cited as one of the most beautiful in the area. The name of the beach comes from the "Rocha da Ursa" (bear rock) one of two huge sea stacks at the northern end of the beach. It is said that the rock resembles a bear with its cub, although I can't quite see this myself!

This beach is a little off the beaten track and access is difficult to say the least. It involves a bit of a scrabble down a steep sided valley with plenty of loose rocks under foot. Maybe this is why Praia da Ursa is one of the area's unofficial naturist beaches.

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Praia da Ursa tide times

  • Tue 29th September

    High 2:06am (3.04m)
    Low 8:04am (1.07m)
    High 2:16pm (3.27m)
    Low 8:30pm (0.88m)
  • Wed 30th September

    High 2:40am (3.15m)
    Low 8:38am (0.95m)
    High 2:51pm (3.36m)
    Low 9:01pm (0.81m)
  • Thu 1st October

    High 3:11am (3.23m)
    Low 9:08am (0.87m)
    High 3:22pm (3.40m)
    Low 9:29pm (0.78m)
  • Fri 2nd October

    High 3:39am (3.27m)
    Low 9:38am (0.82m)
    High 3:52pm (3.40m)
    Low 9:56pm (0.79m)

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