The ideal beach for a perfect suntan...
This beach is located at the mouth of the Ribeira da Mata (Mata River) close to Magoito village, north-east of Sintra.
It is a large beach, boasting golden sands and turquoise waters which are very rich in iodine. It is considered one of the most iodine-rich beaches in Europe. From the sand, dotted with numerous rocks, you can look directly south and see Cabo da Roca in the distance.
Next to the beachs access ramp there is a fossil dune which has been designated as a geological monument. The so-called consolidated dune is one of the most interesting geological features on the beach. It is a coastal dune formed by the accumulation of sand resulting from the dual action of sea and wind.
GPS - N38'51'53.37'' , W9º26'55.91''