Praia do Magoito
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Praia do Magoito has a dramatic backdrop, a tall cliff wall that rolls over the horizon. The large beach comprises golden sands, with a sporadic scattering of rocks. Its waters are a beautiful turquoise colour and rich in iodine, supposedly richer in iodine than any other beach in Europe. Access to the beach is on the northern side down a long sloping pavement that follows a line of protected ancient fossilised dunes ending where the Mata stream empties onto the sands. The path leading to the beach starts just off from the village of Magoito. It's worth pausing at the top to admire the view stretching over to Cabo da Rocha in the distance. There are good amenities at Praia do Magoito, including a couple of restaurants, public showers and toilets. The power of the waves here attracts surfers year-round. Little ones might be safer keeping to the many rock pools found here. Even with its proximity to Sintra, Praia do Magoito stays relatively quiet most of the time. Those who visit the Praia do Magoito enjoy the rugged beauty of the area.


There a couple of restaurants at the top of the path to the beach: the Marisqueira Duna Mar serves a range of different dishes, and the Maria Buxinha serves typical Portuguese cuisine. More eateries can be found in Magoito village itself.

There is a toilet block on the beach.

The showers are on the beach.

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 at the entrance to the car park close to the ramp to the beach.


Head north on Av. Heliodoro Salgado/N249 towards R. Tomé de Barros Queirós and pick up the Estrada do Magoito in Casal da Granja for eleven kilometres (7 mi).

• 1249 – Portela Sintra (Estação Norte) - Magoito (Praia)
• 1254 – Portela Sintra (Estação Norte) - Magoito (Praia) via Colares
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