Praia Grande - Colares

A wide, easily accessible beach, its wide stretch of sand is sheltered from the strong north winds and ends on a cliff to the south. Quite attended by surfers. Everey year it welcomes a competition of the World Bodyboard Championship and yet another of the Surf European Championship. Those who dislike the sea turbulence, may choose the sea water pool. On the surrounding cliffs there are pedestrian trails with wonderful landscapes. It has a first aid post, high quality restaurants, several terraces with many youngters and lively evenings.


Praia Grande


  • Difficult external parking
  • Seaside beaches
  • Bathhouses, Bar/snack-bar, Restaurant
  • car access
  • watch

Beach near Praia Grande - Colares

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Praia da Adraga

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Praia da Aguda - Assafora

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