At this beach, a vast stretch of sand heads northward and, to the south, an interesting rocky platform emerges at low tide, revealing the intertidal marine life, such as crabs and starfish in the rock cavities, shoals of young, white sea bream swimming around the rocks, and anemones, sea urchins and gobies in the tidal pools. And you can bathe in some of the larger rock pools, uncovered by the receding tide. Despite being somewhat exposed to the north and east winds, the far ends of the beach are sheltered by the craggy cliffs and the shapes carved into the rocky walls by the elements are well worth taking a look at. Standing back from the shore, there are imposing dune fields that border a pretty valley carved out by an ephemeral stream. There is a small hamlet at this beach, comprising summer holiday homes and a pine grove with a picnic area. The descent to the beach affords a magnificent, panoramic view of the coastline and the hamlet.
Postal Code: 8670-156
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