Praia Grande (Big Beach)

As the name suggests, this is the largest beach along the Sintra coastline where a vast expanse of clean sand delights holidaymakers. The golden sands, the clean Atlantic waters and the coastline itself, with its magnificent steep cliffs, make this Sintra beach a delightful spot at any time of year.

It is a chosen destination for many surfers and bodyboarders from around the world and it hosts some of the most important national and international championships in these sports, including the World Bodyboarding Championships in August. The cliff on the southern end of Praia Grande consists of great slate stacks perpendicular to the sea. We suggest that visitors climb up the steps along which they will find sixty-six dinosaur footprints dating back 170 million years. Once at he top of the steps you can enjoy the magnificent view of the beach and the coastline.

GPS - N38º48'51.83'' , W9º28'36.32''

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