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Praia de Vale dos Homens

Praia de Vale dos Homens
© Filipe Rocha / CC BY-SA 3.0
Vale dos Homens beach
© Filipe Rocha / CC BY-SA 3.0

Part of the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, this wild and rugged stretch of beach is located near the village of Rogil, on the very north-western edge of the Algarve.

This area has almost entirely escaped the developments of the tourist industry that dominate the southern Algarve. Praia de Vale dos Homens is set in farmland and pine forests, and whilst you won't find much in the way of facilities here access to the beach is fairly easy via 285 wooden steps which snake their way down the cliffs.

As a fairly remote beach on the Atlantic coast swimming here is not advised. However, the beach is popular with surfers and kite-surfers. It is also advised that beach-goers avoid sitting too close to the cliffs as they are prone to erosion with falling rocks not unheard of.

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