This beach nestles in a beautiful shell-shaped cove, sheltered from the cold north wind and the waves coming from the same direction. There is a small group of fishing boats and the beach is long and narrow, being bordered by high black cliffs, most notably the Pedra da Agulha, a tall rock shaped like a needle, which has become an icon of the south-west coast. There are excellent conditions for diving at the northern end of the beach, and this is also one of the most popular beaches among surfers and bodyboarders. The panoramic view from the Arrifana fortress, now in ruins, is breathtaking. Further north, at the headland of Ponta da Atalaia, which is famous for its gooseneck barnacles, there are the remains of a Muslim Ribat, a convent-fortress of great archaeological value.
- Posted in: Beaches
- Posted on : Wednesday, 01 February 2017.
- Ownership:: Public