Praia do Magoito

Praia do Magoito Praia do Magoito
© iStockPhoto / Ricardo Batuca / All rights reserved

Praia do Magoito

Just to the north of Sintra, close to the village of Magoito is the relatively quiet beach of Magoito (Praia do Magoito). To the south imposing cliffs rise straight up from the beach, leading the eye along the coast to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. As you can imagine, facing straight into the Atlantic Ocean the seas here can get pretty wild.

The beach itself comprises of a long stretch of golden sand dotted with numerous rocks. The sea here is a beautiful turquoise colour and is reputedly richer in iodine than any other beach in Europe.

For those with an interest in geology / natural history there is the "consolidate dune" at the northern end of the beach, by the main access. It is a solidified sand dune created by the action of sea and wind over the millennia.

Other beaches near Praia do Magoito

Praia do Magoito tide times

  • Sat 13th April
    Low 12:14am (0.93m)
    High 6:32am (3.07m)
    Low 12:28pm (1.17m)
    High 6:51pm (3.11m)
  • Sun 14th April
    Low 1:06am (1.19m)
    High 7:27am (2.78m)
    Low 1:18pm (1.44m)
    High 7:48pm (2.89m)
  • Mon 15th April
    Low 2:14am (1.42m)
    High 8:38am (2.56m)
    Low 2:29pm (1.66m)
    High 9:03pm (2.72m)
  • Tue 16th April
    Low 3:52am (1.54m)
    High 10:11am (2.47m)
    Low 4:14pm (1.74m)
    High 10:34pm (2.68m)

Praia do Magoito Location

Rate this beach

Average: 4.4 (8 votes)

Related articles


Sintra travel guide »

Considered not only one of the wonders of Portugal but indeed of Europe, Sintra is truly a gem. Once the royal town of the country, it now deservedly holds UNESCO world heritage status and attracts hordes of visitors throughout the...