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“One of the most beautiful place I have ever been”
Review of Praia da ursa

Praia da ursa
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you go to see the ocean at Cabo da Roca, you should definately visit Ursa beach. It is a 35-40 minutes hike from Cabo (or 20 if you have a car and can park a little higher along the road). Bring some normal shoes, because the road is rocky and quite steep at some places. But the trip is absolutely worth it. A quited, isolated beach, with fantastic rocky "borders". No wonder there are nudists there, it's a perfect spot for skinny dipping, maybe you'll try it too :)

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We left our car near by Cabo da Roca and went to Praia da Ursa by walking.
It's about a 20minutes trek down to the beach but really worth it. Once you get there, you'll see a beautiful and quiet beach, with a little waterfall and some refuges.
It's a nudist beach so it's very possible that you see some there..
I don't have enough words to describe the beauty of this place. Just go there and see for yourself!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Traveling along a little road, it would be easy to miss the tiny parking lot and sign for Ursa Beach.
We parked in a small lot which has room for maybe 8 cars. Be warned that you should put all valuables or anything that could be construed as something valuable, in the trunk or take them with you. When we were there a car had been broken into while the owners took the long 25 minute trek down to the beach and the thieves knew they had alot of time. That being said... The beach is magnificent once you get there! No facilities at this beach, but that is what makes it so beautiful. Bring a nice lunch and enjoy. Truly breathtaking, literally too. Worth it, a must!! Should be in decent fitness shape.
Forgot to mention this is a optional nude beach.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Most people get there from Cabo da Roca, but I did get there from Adraga Beach. About 2 hours if you go slowly like I did walking my dogs, but you can do it in 1 hour if you trek faster. Get good shoes and some water especially in the summer. Get some wind protection and sun, and dont go if there is rain, you are going very close to the cliff and the descent can be dangerous in wet conditions. Maximum height difference is about 90 meters with 3 ups/downs. Just near Praia da Adraga there is a big sink hole in the cliff, which worth the trek as well. Have fun.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

The best way to enjoy Praia da Ursa is to walk from Cabo da Roca until Praia Grande or vice-versa. There are buses from Sintra or Cascais to both start/end of the walk. Bring good shoes with ankle support, there are some very steep cliffs. Don't do it in wet weather. Very "aerial", not for people with height problems. Getting to the beach it's not always very clear (in the last part) but there are at least two paths to get there (one a bit more tricky to find).

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