Praia da Adraga
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Praia da Adraga makes an ideal cove for sunbathing and swimming. It's renowned for its clean water and vast expanse of sand. A long, winding road descends from the nearby village of Almoçageme down to the shore. Rocky headlands on either side of the beach, along with jagged islets just offshore, with their impressive rock formations, increase the rugged beauty of the place. So much so that in 2003, Praia da Adraga was voted third in the Sunday Times 20 Best European beaches awards. Compared to other beaches in the area, Praia da Adraga gets less crowded, especially during the week.

The parking space is ample for most of the time. There are plenty of amenities, such as public toilets, showers, and a decent restaurant serving a good selection of fish dishes. Lifeguards patrol Praia da Adraga during the high season.


Pedra de Alvidrar

Pedra de Alvidrar

The area around Praia da Adraga is mountainous. The approach road is very steep, yet the dramatic landscape is the charm of the place. The power of the waves has shaped the rocks into interesting formations and cut caves into the cliff. The most famous rock formation on Praia da Adraga beach is the so-called Pedra de Alvidrar (rock of reason) that dominates the southern end. Nature has carved this large arch into the cliff edge, leaving a near-vertical escarpment jutting into the waves. Fifty metres along a coastal path is the "O Fojo", a large blowhole bored into the living rock by the combined power of rainwater and the crashing waves below. Inside is a labyrinth of caves, caverns and enormous crevices where the Romans once believed a 90-metre titan resided whilst playing a conch shell horn.

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Not only is the Restaurante d'Adraga very useful when spending a day at Praia da Adraga beach but it is also a very good reason for making the journey here in the first place. The sea food served here is of constantly good quality as is the service. Fish is served fresh, when possible it's caught the same day. Prices are reasonable yet the views are priceless. It can get busy at weekends and at peak season so pre-booking at these times is advisable.
Wednesday – Monday: 12h30 - 22h00, Tuesday: CLOSED

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The toilet block is next to the Car Park.

The showers are next to the Car Park.

Can get full during busy periods.

The beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer season (May to mid-October).

There are disabled parking spaces right next to the beach.


There are no public transport services to Praia da Adraga.

Head West out of Sintra on the N247 8.5 miles (14km) until the village of Almoçageme. Turn left onto the Rua da Praia da Adraga which will take you to the beach.