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Adraga Beach

Watch the foamy Atlantic waves crash onto the golden sands and rugged rock formations at this picturesque beach, one of the most westerly in Europe. 

Often counted among Portugal’s finest stretches of sand, Adraga Beach is known for its wild beauty. Lie on the beach’s golden sands, which are surrounded by cliffs, or venture out into the blue-green water to tackle the Atlantic waves on a surfboard. 

Located just a few miles away from Cape Roca (Cabo da Roca), the westernmost point in mainland Europe, Adraga Beach is blessed with large Atlantic waves. Because of this, it is a popular spot among surfers. Bring along your board and join the wave riders out in the water. 

The beach is also popular among sunbathers and local families, who find shaded spots in the shadows of the surrounding cliffs. Station yourself on the sand and admire the jagged rock formations offshore and the cliffs around the beach’s inland edge. You can find several grottoes and tunnels here. Stay until sunset to witness the sun casting golden streaks on the ocean. 

Appreciate the peaceful atmosphere on the unspoiled beach. Though it is well-known by locals, Adraga rarely attracts a huge crowd, as it is not easily accessible to those who don’t have a car.

Wild as it may appear, Adraga has some amenities. Find toilets and a snack bar on the beach. A nearby restaurant built into the cliffs serves a menu of fresh seafood-focused dishes. A lifeguard is on duty at the beach during the summer months. Currents can be strong here, so weaker swimmers should be careful. During winter months, the waters may be too cold for swimming. 

Find Adraga Beach on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Cascais and 8 miles (13 kilometers) west of Sintra. The beach is not served by public transportation so consider renting a car or taking a taxi to reach here. If you drive, arrive early during peak summer months to ensure you get a spot in the limited parking area available at the beach.


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Avenida Alfredo Coelho 28, Praia Grande, Colares, Sintra
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Sintra hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Grande Beach and Adraga Beach. Monserrate Palace and Sintra National Palace are also within 12 mi (20 km).

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    Estrada da Bica 8, Sintra
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Adraga Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Grande Beach. Ursa Beach and Cape Roca are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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      CheckinCheckout - Retiro da Adraga

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      Praceta da Bica 8, Sintra
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated by the ocean, this chalet is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Adraga Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Grande Beach. Ursa Beach and Cape Roca are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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        Private Pool, 800m to Beach, Open View, Calm, in a Village

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        Rua dos Lopes, 15, Sintra, Sintra
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Sintra villa is located near the beach, within 2 mi (3 km) of Adraga Beach and Grande Beach. Ursa Beach and Cape Roca are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          House/villa W/pool, Garden and Wonderful sea View
          House/villa W/pool, Garden and Wonderful sea View

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          Rua de Valmarinha, Almoçageme, Sintra
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this villa is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Adraga Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Grande Beach. Ursa Beach and Cape Roca are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            African Blue Lily Farm
            African Blue Lily Farm

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            Rua dos Moinhos, Sintra
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Sintra, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Adraga Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Grande Beach. Ursa Beach and Cape Roca are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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              A Beautiful Mountain Home With Private Pool, Lawn Five Minutes From the Beach,

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              R. da Mesquita, Sintra, Lisboa
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Sintra holiday home is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Grande Beach and Adraga Beach. Macas Beach and Sintra Mountains are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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                PG Beach House - Luxury Front Sea View, Brand new Family Home

                PG Beach House - Luxury Front Sea View, Brand new Family Home

                Sintra, Lisboa
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Sintra villa is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Macas Beach and Grande Beach. Adraga Beach is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.