Praia da Baleeira – the complete guide
Praia da Baleeira is a small beach in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, near the village of Sagres.
Praia da Baleeira is located near the fishing harbour of Sagres. This makes the water not so clear as in other beaches nearby, because there is pollution from boat traffic to some extent. The beach overlooks the harbour and the bay of Sagres. While you are on the beach, you will see many boats go in and out of the harbour. Other than that, the beach is relatively peaceful. If you prefer to stay near the village of Sagres, this beach might be a nice way to spend your day.
The area on the left side of the beach is less pleasant, due to the presence of small rocks. There are less rocks on the rest of the beach, although you will occasionally still find rocks between the sand. This makes the sand on this beach not the finest of the Algarve.
It can get quite windy on the beach. This makes Praia da Baleeira not very popular for sunbathing. People do want to enjoy the sun usually prefer other beaches nearby.
How to get there
When you are near the harbour of Sagres, the beach can be found on the left side of the harbour. You can get there by crossing the harbour. If you want to drive there, you can enter the following address in your GPS: Rua da Pedra Negra, 8650-362 Sagres, Portugal.
Praia da Baleeira – Facilities
Since the beach is near the fishing harbour, there are several restaurants nearby. You can try delicious fresh fresh, or some other local gastronomy. There is also a hotel not far from the beach. Other than that, there are not as many facilities on the beach as on other beaches in the Algarve. The beach is also not accessible by wheelchair.
Facilities in Praia da Baleeira:
• Restaurant: yes
• Bar/club: no
• Toilet: no
• Shower: no
• Water sports: no
• Sunbeds: no
• Parking: yes, plenty of parking space
• Lifeguards: no
• Blue flag beach: no