This is the first beach on the southern coast and it lies in a bay that begins to the east of Cape St. Vincent, which protects it from the prevailing winds and waves. Mareta Beach’s urban setting in the town of Sagres means it is a busy beach and it is appreciated for its calm waters and for being a good setting-off point for canoeing and diving in the bay’s underwater caves.
It is a large beach, almost 800 metres long, and is framed by limestone cliffs that rise at either end, with the sharp outline of Cape St. Vincent making its mark on the landscape.
Huge caves can be seen in these rock formations, as well as limestone pavements colonised by eye-catching plants such as gold coin daisies. As you walk eastwards, the beach becomes quieter.
Postal Code: 8650
County: Vila do Bispo
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