Cabo da Roca and Ursa beach

Cabo da Roca and Ursa Beach


Praia da Ursa/Ursa beach

The coast line of the Sintra National Park is beautiful and well worth a visit. You reach Cabo da Roca and Praia Ursa by bus from Sintra.


Day trip to the Atlantic coast

If you stay decide to stay in Sintra overnight you will also have time to visit the beautiful coast line of the national park of Sintra including Cabo da Roca - the most western point of Europe - and the famous beach Praia Ursa.

"There is a short and easy climb

down to the beach. Totally worth it!"

Bus 403 takes you all the way to Cabo da Roca, the lighthouse. It is the most western point of Europe. The bus trip is about 30 minutes from Sintra and you pass the Monserrat palace on the way.

From Cabo da Roca you easily reach the Ursa beach, a 30 minutes hike away. There are several paths leading you to the beach from the north side of the road to Cabo da Roca. There is a short and easy climb down to the beach. Totally worth it! It is one of those places that gives you a special feeling.

You then take the bus 403 back to Sintra.

Another option is to rent an electric car or a moped in Sintra for one day. You can then to also visit Azenhas do Mar for lunch at the famous and affordable fish restaurant Azenhas do Mar. Azenhas do Mar is about 14 kilometres north of Cabo da Roca.

From Sintra there is also a lovely tram three times a day to Praia das Macas. From Praia das Macas it is 1,5 kilometres walk along the coast to Azenhas do Mar.

Having your own transportation also makes it possible to visit Peninha to where there is no public transport. 

After leaving the road to Cabo da Roca and back on N247, turn right after a couple of hundred following the sign Peninha. Then continue for a couple of kilometers, a total of 6 kilometres from Cabo da Roca. Turn right by the sign to Peninha. This place gives you a view of the coast from above.

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