By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Praia do Burgau
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 37° 04.317 W 008° 46.505
29S E 519993 N 4102877
Quick Description: A cozy beach (and village) in Western Algarve, Portugal
Location: Faro, Portugal
Date Posted: 1/9/2012 2:07:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMDFF9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Praia do Burgau is a beach and a village. As so many in the region, Salema village was founded hundreds of years ago by fishermen who started a fishing community on the location. Of course, the beach played an important role on the selection of the spot, being a big helper for the fishing activity. Then tourism was invented and fishery became secondary and then it was over all together.

Nowadays it's a great spot for an out of season escapade. It's a small village and a small beach, both cozy and friendly. I wouldn't come here in the Summer though, when a huge crowd gathers and it's a hell to find a parking spot at walkable distance to the beach.

With the village there all commodities are present: public toilette, restaurants, etc.

Coordinates were taken from the closer parking area which anyway it's the same as the access to the beach.
Type of beach: Natural

Location of beach: Seashore

Beach surface type: Fine sand

Web Address: [Web Link]

Ratings (1-5):

Visit Instructions:

Give the date and description of your visit, adding any additional information that you may have about the beach. Additional photos of the beach are highly encouraged. We want to hear about your experience!

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Beaches
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
RuiJSDuarte visited Praia do Burgau 7/9/2012 RuiJSDuarte visited it