Once again, the best encyclopedia around will present a fantastic parish of the Algarve shoreline with plenty of sandstrips to be discovered! This one, Vila do Bispo, marks the end of the western coast and the beginning of the south coast of Portugal. With each entry on this parish, you will have a list of beaches and some highlights worth noting. Welcome to the first part on Vila do Bispo!
These first beaches are all bathed by the Atlantic ocean from the west, located around rocky cliffs that get sharper and more imposing as we go south, towards Cabo de São Vicente. The majority of these are unsupervised, with sandstrips varying in size and accessibility. But one thing they all share, is the awe-inspiring coastline views that you can enjoy by following the nearby trails!
The beautiful Praia da Murração sits at the shore of a valley, sided by cliffs covered in vegetation. The ample sandstrip is limited by rock formations at each end. This is a popular spot for naturists for its reserved location and tranquility. The beach is unsupervised, but it offers a fantastic option if you are looking for a peaceful place to enjoy the warming side of the coast!
This one is among the most sought-after beaches in Vila do Bispo. Praia da Cordoama offers a huge sand area, extending for about 2km, great conditions for water and windsports, and most of all, it provides amazing views of the beach, the coast and all its beautiful surroundings. Just follow one of the many cliff trails and you won't be disappointed. A small bar sits by the entrance, where you can take a break from all the sightseeing!
It is the end of part 1 of the beaches in Vila do Bispo. Of course, if these are not enough for the beach lover in you, take a look at these other entries in the series: the next great beaches in this parish, and the last ones in Vila do Bispo, or discover the lovely Albufeira!
Enjoy your visit along the coast of southern Portugal with the help of this encyclopedia on the great beaches of Algarve, and don't forget to take your time to really appreciate the things you see!
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