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Praia do Mareta

Sagres, Algarve

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As on the neighbouring beaches, there is surfing here too, especially in the winter months. In summer Praia do Mareta is a good choice for swimming and sunbathing, and is a firm favourite with families. The water is calmer and the slope down to the water is more gentle than is usual in this area. The rocky backdrop so typical of the south-west of the Algarve is breathtaking and the sand is soft and fine. You have a choice of several restaurants. The whole family will have fun bathing here!

Praia do Mareta - Sandy beach backed by rugged cliffs and ideal for swimming

You will find Praia do Mareta beach on the Algarve, almost at the south-western tip of Portugal. At over 750 metres long, it is the largest beach near the town of Sagres. The south-facing bay is well sheltered and is especially popular with families. Even when the neighbouring beaches in the area are affected by strong winds, bathing in the shallow water here is usually safe and pleasant.

This well-maintained beach of fine sand is set in the rocky landscape so typical of the Algarve. It is almost completely enclosed by high cliffs, and it's only in the middle, where the access to the beach is to be found, that the rock face behind the beautiful light-coloured sand drops away. The beach surface provides plenty of room, so that even in the height of summer, when there are lots of visitors, this popular beach never gets really crowded. However, there is sometimes a shortage of rented beach loungers and sun umbrellas.

There is certainly nothing to prevent you enjoying a swim, but Praia do Mareta beach also has water sports on offer. You can rent a pedal boat, go for a ride on a banana boat or set off on a canoe trip. There is surfing here too, especially in the winter months. You won't go hungry, as the bay has several restaurants on the sea front and just behind it. You can choose between sophisticated fish restaurants and beach bars run with a great deal of care and attention.

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Praia do Mareta is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 4/10 points
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This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 5/10 points
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Even though It is not ideal here, you will still see some families around.
Water sports: 2/10 points
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Without wind and reasonable waves it is difficult to do any water-sports at this beach.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
7/10
Ease
7/10
Beauty
8/10
Romance
3/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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< 14 Years
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Also available:
Banana boat, Canoe, Paddleboat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Raposo Restaurante Map icon
Raposo Restaurante

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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Wassersport Praia do Mareta
Offer:
Banana boat, Canoe, Paddleboat, Sofá

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Raposo Restaurante
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

  • Wassersport Praia do Mareta
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    Offer:
    Banana boat, Canoe, Paddleboat, Sofá

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 37.005857, -8.939435
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geo coordinates: 37.005857, -8.939435
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  • Spider fish
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