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Vale Figueiras Beach, Aljezur

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Praia de Vale Figueira is a beach within the Municipality of Aljezur, in the Algarve, Portugal. The beach is on the western Seaboard in the north west of the Algarve. The beach is 9.1mi south west of the village of Aljezur, and is 66.6mi north west, by road, from the regions capital of Faro. The beach of Praia de Vale Figueira is inside the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.DescriptionThis beach consists of an extensive expanse of golden sand. The beach is very popular with surfers, although for the visitor who wants to get away from the crowds this is the perfect place. There are no buildings anywhere around this beach with only a small un-paved road leading up to the back of the beach with plenty of room to park. From the beach there are walks in either direction along the cliff tops for those who would like to enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty. The area is also a habitat for Osprey who nest in the area, and is one of the most threatened bird species in Portugal. The area is also one of the few places on the Iberian peninsular where it is possible to see an Iberian lynx. Swimmers should be aware of that there is a strong undertow and current just of the beach. There are no lifeguards on this beach.Getting thereFrom the village of Aljezur take the EN120 south. After 3.7mi there is a fork in the road, take the right signposted EN 268 to Sagres, Vila do Bispo and Alfambras. After a distance of 3.5km at Chabouco turn right, signposted to Vale de Figueira and head west on a small tarmac lane. Stay on this lane, eventually it becomes an un-metalled road. After 5.0km you get to the valley at the back of the beach. There is a small parking area.
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  • the wildest in Aljezur, the widest, longest, wildest beach, everry new day is different. Amazing coast rocks, wild waves, good for surfers  more »
  • Enjoy Praia Vale Figueira Naturista, Algarve. The amazing white sand beach (like all or almost all in the Algarve) and the clean Atlantic waters, I think, will not leave you indifferent. There aren’t....  more »
  • Such a fantastic beach. The place to go surfing. Fun drive to the place. A must see
  • Beautiful place. It would be nice to have toilets over there.

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