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

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RuiJSDuarte visited Praia do Burgau 7/9/2012 RuiJSDuarte visited it