Praia da Figueira

The Beiras

Figueira da Foz's main beach is one of Portugal's largest, a vast expanse of yellow sand. It gets packed to the gills in summer, but has all the services, from bars to beach sports and water activities.

To the north is the adjacent beach, Praia de Buarcos.

Historically, Figueira's beach was one of the first to promote tourism, as you'll see from old black-and-white photos around town and in many establishments.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby The Beiras attractions

1. Museu Municipal Dr Santos Rocha

0.47 MILES

This modern museum, beside the Parque das Abadias, houses a wonderfully eclectic collection of local archaeological finds, Roman coins, medieval statues,…

2. Serra da Boa Viagem

3.07 MILES

For those with wheels, this wooded headland carpeted in pines, eucalypts and acacias is a fine place for panoramas, picnics and cool walks. To get there…

3. Núcleo Museológico do Sal

3.35 MILES

In the wetlands south of the city, this small museum charts the centuries-old history of salt production in the area. Old photos and models illustrate…

4. Castelo do Montemor-o-Velho


Perched atop a rugged hilltop, this medieval castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Originally dating to the 10th century, it was the scene of much…

5. Conímbriga Roman Ruins

20.29 MILES

Set in the lush countryside southwest of Coimbra, this is Portugal’s largest and most impressive Roman site. Ancient Conímbriga was an important city in…

6. Convento de Santa Clara-a-Nova

23.13 MILES

On the west side of the river, this imposing convent was built in the 17th century to replace the original Convento de Santa Clara-a-Velha, which often…

7. Portugal dos Pequenitos

23.28 MILES

The brainchild of local collector Bissaya Barreto, this is a cute theme park where kids clamber over, into and around micro versions of Portugal’s most…

8. Jardins da Quinta das Lágrimas

23.28 MILES

According to legend, this lovely pocket of parkland is where Dona Inês de Castro (aka Portugal's Juliet to the Infante Pedro's Romeo) was murdered on the…