Praia do Manuel Lourenço

This beach in the form of a shell is smaller than the ones to the west and it nestles between curiously-shaped cliffs. To the east, there is an intricate-looking rocky platform where you can observe the intertidal marine life at low tide. This is also a good spot for snorkelling around the submerged rocks. Warm colours dominate the landscape, softened by the green of the pine and mastic trees around the beach. Aromatic plants such as thyme and curry plants grow on the cliff, but out of reach of the tides, while closer to the sands you will see an abundance of Mediterranean saltbush and saltwort, plants that are able to resist the sea spray. A small ephemeral stream flows on to the sand in the rainy months, resulting in thicker vegetation at this particular spot. The area around the beach is predominantly green and there are landscaped areas with local species.

Additional Information

Address: Galé

Postal Code: 8200

County: Albufeira

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Coordinates: 37.0767278,-8.309447222222223