Beaches in Vila do Bispo you should visit
Beaches around Sagres are more quiet than beaches in other big towns in the Algarve. They provide visitors a peaceful experience, surrounded by unspoiled areas of nature. The beaches around Vila do Bispo also attract lots of surfers, due to the perfect surfing conditions in the water. On several beaches, you will find surf schools that teach beginner classes and rent out surfing equipment. However, swimming here might be unpleasant as the water can be very cold. Below you can find some of the best beaches in the municipality of Vila do Bispo.
Praia da Baleeira
Praia da Baleeira is a small beach right next to the fishing port of Sagres. From the beach you can see the bay of Sagres. The beach is also quite close to the town. However, the beach itself is a bit rocky in some parts. Still, it is good to see when walking in the area.
Praia da Boca do Rio
Praia da Boca do Rio is an undeveloped beach east of the popular Praia da Salema. You can actually find Roman ruins on the beach. There are no commercial buildings in the area, which is why this beach is usually empty. The beach is mostly visited by nature lovers.
Praia da Ingrina
Praia da Ingrina is a small beach near Raposeira. The beach is relatively quiet, because of its secluded location. It is a great spot to enjoy the Algarve. Behind the beach there is a restaurant with a fabulous view over the beach.
Praia da Mareta
Praia da Mareta is the town beach of Sagres, since it is the closest beach to the town and quite popular. It is quite a large beach. The beach is also quite sheltered, which makes the beach less windy than some other beaches nearby.
Praia da Salema
Praia da Salema is a popular beach near Budens. Its most unique feature is the presence of several dinosaur footprints which are very well preserved. In addition, it is a great beach to relax.
Praia das Cabanas Velhas
Praia das Cabanas Velhas is a hidden beach west of Burgau. Because of its remote location, there are relatively few visitors. It is usually pretty quiet on this beach. Furthermore, there are many small rocks on the beach, both on the sand and in the water. Great to visit if you would like to find some peace and quiet.
Praia das Furnas
Praia das Furnas is an unofficial nude beach. The beach is small and frankly quite hard to reach. That is why there are rarely any people on the beach. If you love nature or would like to tan everywhere, this is a great place to be.
Praia do Beliche
Praia do Beliche is surrounded by huge cliffs and has a remote feel. The scenery here is really beautiful. It is one of the most popular beaches in Sagres for surfing. Still, the beach is less crowded than many other beaches. Its wild and remote feeling makes this beach a true gem.
Praia do Burgau
Praia do Burgau is a beach near the village of Burgau. It is a popular destination in the summer months. The beach is surrounded by cliffs and the village of Burgau is built into them. This gives the beach its stunning scenery.
Praia do Martinhal
Praia do Martinhal is one of the biggest beaches near Sagres. The sand on the beach is very soft and feels great. Another advantage of the beach is that it never really gets crowded. There is always enough space for everyone, even in the summer. Praia do Martinhal is also characterized by a big islet in front of the beach. You can visit this islet by boat. However, make sure to shelter yourself from the wind when visiting this beach.
Praia do Tonel
Praia do Tonel is a nice beach near Sagres, with a wild feel to it. It has big waves and usually attracts many surfers. On the left side of the beach you can see the fortress of Sagres. The beach is further characterized by a big rock in the water, resembling a lion. In general, there are some stunning rock formations to discover near the beach.
Praia do Zavial
Praia do Zavial is a large beach near Raposeira. The beach is mainly popular among surfers, and a favourite among local surf schools. In addition, the scenery around the beach is fabulous, making it a beach well worth visiting.