Praia da ursa
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Corina Poșircă
Lisbon, Portugal28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Some tips:

1. Wear snickers, not sandals or flip flops, as you can slip.

2. The climb is a bit steep on some areas, so you will need to rely on your legs and hands.

3. There are no amenities on the beach, so bring some drinks and snacks with you.

4. The water is very cold and there are many waves.

5. You will encounter some nudists.

6. There are places where you can park the car/motorcycle.

We've spent a lovely day and we will return there; it felt very peaceful.
Written August 10, 2022
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Frances B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Amazing beach! Great hike! Actually a bit difficult!

The beach is hard to get to and the trail is not only a maze but a bit dangerous. No one knows how to get to the beach, so don't follow a random person. If you are facing the beach and go right, you are going the wrong way.

Wait for a person who is coming back from the beach and ask them for directions!

Bring a backpack not a totebag, wear sneakers or boots, bring a layer, and don't give up.
Written April 6, 2023
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vivi_rasia78
Lisbon, Portugal77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Beautiful view! It's worth visiting, but if you prefer a beach to relax and spend the day, there are many other beaches for you to choose from. This is a quick visit for pictures. A lot of tourists visit because it is the westernmost point in Europe.
Written March 12, 2020
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MoonTurtle
London133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Couples
I love my off-the-beaten-track beaches and this is definitely one for the books. My main tips for those wanting to go and visit this beach from Lisbon by public transport are as follows: 1) Take the train to Cascais then the 403 bus to Cabo da Roca - it's quicker than the Lisbon-Sintra-Cabo da Roca route. 2) the 403 bus from Cascais leaves from the terminus under the shopping centre opposite the train station 3) the sign to Ursa is easy to find because the 403 bus passes it before it stops at Cabo da Roca 4) follow the path until you reach the point when you start the descent (about 5-10mins from the Ursa sign) then 5) the most important tip: TAKE THE PATH THAT IS THE FURTHEST LEFT (when you face the sea). There should be a smallish rock marked with pink paint. DON'T take the other paths as we made the mistake and it took us on a much harder trek. Look out for rocks that have pink paint on it as it marks the right path. Having said that we took the correct path back up and it was still pretty hard going on the legs and very steep! But as the other reviewers here have said, it is absolutely gorgeous when you get there. The waves were too strong to swim but it is simply lovely to sit and sun yourself, feel the cold, cold Atlantic sea spray and drink in the beauty of the place.
Written August 29, 2013
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Jenny A
Tampere, Finland135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
This is one of the most beautiful beaches i have visited! It was a bit difficult to get there but absolutely possible. I made it fine with just sneakers, but i wouldn't recommend flips flops. Hiking boots are not necessary at all. The path is quite rocky and steep at some parts so you need to be carefull but it was not as difficult as i expected having read the comments on tripadvisor. We took the left one of the 3 three paths.

You can get there from Sintra railwaystation by bus number 403 to Capo de Roca. The bus goes in the daytime two times in an hour. It takes about 30 minutes or so and costs 4.20€ per person one way. There is a bus stop right there where the dirt road starts or you can walk from Capo the Roca about 10 minutes. From the road it took us about 30 minutes to reach the beach. Be prapared for the climb back up though!

The beach was almost empty, but it might be because it's not quite a beach-weather in March yet :D.
Written March 3, 2016
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Lov_2_travel_10
Minneapolis, MN246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
I greatly appreciated the information in other reviews on how to find this beach because it was relatively easy to find and so worth it. On the drive down to Cabo da Roca, and maybe only a couple minutes before reaching that sight, there's a small sign that says Ursa. This marks a small parking that's big enough for maybe 10 cars. You could keep driving in to an even smaller parking lot, but I don't recommend it because the path is small and very uneven with sharp rocks that could pop your tires.

From the first parking lot, walk down the path leading the coast. It's only a slight downhill walk that takes about 10 minutes. At the end of this path is a turnaround, and it looks like you're on the edge of a cliff. There's two paths, and I took the advice of another reviewer and took the one farthest to the left, marked with pink stones. That reviewer said this one was less rigorous and steep, so I can't imagine what the other path is like. It's a very steep descent, with loose gravel that makes it somewhat difficult, but with sturdy shoes it's definitely feasible. The reward is definitely worth it because the rock formations are really stunning, and we got some awesome pictures of the wildflowers, rocks, and coastline.
Written May 14, 2014
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Exchange Studen... i
86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
I read in several forums that the “Bear Beach” is a quite secret spot with not too many people and not far away from Cabo da Roca, as you have to climb a rocky and sandy path down. I took bus number 403 to Cabo da Roca (either from Sintra or Cascais), stayed there for 15 minutes, and started walking down the road until a small path came into sight on the left where I turned in. It can be recognised easily because it is the first path where cars can drive in and park there. Just follow the path and you’ll be fine. The climb down was not as scary as described on some pages on the Internet, but I would still recommend you to wear sturdy shoes and pay full attention to your steps because the road is very slippery due to the fine sands and small rocks. In my opinion, normal fitness condition is required, children/teens can do that hike as well. When the way splits up, take the left path which is the easier one to hike. After about 35 minutes (10 minutes walk from Cabo da Roca to the path not included) I was finally on the beach, so make sure you have enough time planned if you want to watch the sunset. Be aware of the rocks on the beach, they may hurt you. Now, it was time to lay down in the soft natural sand and relax, or to take beautiful photographs of the magnificent landscape, or observe the wild waves of the Atlantic Ocean splashing on rock formations and the beach. After sunset, you have about 30 minutes to climb up before the sky darkens completely. You’ll be able to catch one of the last busses at Cabo da Roca or just call a taxi. Notice that there is no reception, no Internet, no toilet available on the beach and it might get quite windy on some days, so make sure you are prepared and have everything you need in your day pack!
Written October 19, 2019
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saraconstanca
Lisbon, Portugal80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
If you're looking for a secluded beach where you can see pure wild life and maybe make stunning photographs this is the place for you. But as any secluded beach the access is not very easy. I actually see this as a very good thing.

There are three ways down to Ursa after parking your car on the top in the end of the line. After this you can go to your left and go through a long but very easy way down, this is what most people use, or you can go straight forward till you get very close to the beach soon. Going forward you'll get to a very steep cliff where you have the best view of the place. This is really stunning and not to be missed, specially if you like to enjoy a high ground point of view. It give the best photograph views from above.

From here you can either get back and do the easy way down, which is the safer option, or you can go to your right into a medium difficulty descent. If you're used to climbing this is very easy to do but if not you better go back and do the easy way down, specially because if you fall you probably won't have an easy rescue on the clock.

There is a third way down but this is just for experts, it is very dangerous and hard. If you enjoy this sort of challenge at least prepare some sort of security rope. This is the most fast and fun way down to the beach. It's forward from the cliff towards the left side.

Once you're down the beauty and the magic of this place is worth every effort. If the tide is high you won't see where the rocks are in the water so if you have a strong see be careful going in. Again, this is an adventure destination. If the tide is low the see will not be as strong and you can have a really good swim.

This is the perfect spot to go early and spend the hole day!

There is plenty to explore.
Written July 6, 2015
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Alex
Denver, CO89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Praia da Ursa is one of the most beautiful places I've been to -- really stunning. The "hike" down is a little treacherous (make sure that once you get to the end of the dirt road and have to pick a trail that you choose the left-hand trail because if you head right, you may do more tumbling down the hill than hiking), but it's part of the beautiful experience. A heads up: it is a clothing-optional beach, so you may have some jaybird company if the weather is especially nice.
Written February 18, 2018
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Andrei P
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
PARKING
When you turn off the main road there will be a parking spot right there and an option to travel further down the road to another parking right above the beach. The road is a country road, uneven, sometimes with puddles and mud. We've decided to park our rented scooter by the road and were happy we did as it wouldn't be a pleasant ride. But we've also seen some cars and bikes parked further down, so it's manageable.

HIKING
So, you got to the end of the road and it's time to hike. There are two routes. One left and one right. From the google maps the right one seems like it's less challenging. The problem is - it's a 40 minute downward hike with a dead end and a challenging way back up. Guess how we know? Over an hour later we started down the left path and it's about 15-30 minute downward hike, depending on your agility. And this one does lead to the beach. I'd like to highlight that it is by no means suitable for children, older people, or anyone having agility issues. Appropriate wear is a must! Some people had trekking gear, we had sneakers, which was sub-optimal. Sandals would be near impossible. Also pants would be preferable to shorts/skirts.

BEACH
The beach itself is a strip of sand between 100 and 200m. long, 20-30m. deep, walled by rock cliffs. Cliffs themselves shed rocks from time to time, so I wouldn't recommend using them for shade, rather bring your own. Clothing down there is optional, your call.
Written May 22, 2017
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