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Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca - Azóia, 2705-001, Colares
Cabo da Roca     Cabo da Roca


Cabo da Roca, which is approximately 100 metres high, is one of the symbols of the Region, so do not be surprised at the number of people around the Restaurant.

Our suggestion is to follow a track which leads to Ursa beach – this beach, on the north of side of Cabo da Roca, is difficult to reach, but it is well worth a visit. On a clear day it provides excelente shots for your photo álbum. To reach the beach, about 800 metres from the lighthouse, you have to follow a footpath along the top of the cliff, it then descends to the valley carved by the Ursa brook. But beware: the route to the beach is steep and twisting. The countryside is marked by small stretches of land which until recently were cultivated, divided by small hedges of spanish cane (Arundo donax), farmers used the hedges to protect their crops from the strong sea winds.

The whole route exposes a wealth of flora, if you look carefully you might spot one of the portuguese’s flora’s endemic species – Armeria Pseudarmeria.

Birdwatchers will find a that this is the na ideal place from which to observe countless species which winter or nest here. 

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