Praia Grande

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Long sandy beach, with good access, near Colares.

This beach is very popular with water sports enthusiasts, such as bodyboarding and surfing.
Hosts an annual World Championship race Bodyboard and other European Surfing Championships.

The stormy sea at Praia Grande led to the creation of temporary ponds in the rocks. It has to do with the influence of the tides. Non-uniform sand banks are formed  and when the tide goes down not all the water goes, creating temporary lakes.


In the cliffs that surround it are dinosaur footprints and walking paths along which you can enjoy a pleasant landscape.

Has a considerable range of dining outlets and a hotel.

Features and Services:

beach with lifeguard
Blue Flag
Disabled Access (create in 2008)

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