Nestling between golden coloured cliffs Praia da Coelha is a small, sheltered, secluded beach surrounded by calm and clear waters. Coelha means a female rabbit and the painted image emblazoned on the entrance sign makes the beach immediately recognisable.
Praia da Coelha is a popular spot with locals and is often relatively quiet during the week. It is often rated as a great family beach. If you’re visiting with young children, they’ll love digging in the fine sands, collecting shells and paddling in the turquoise blue sea. Be very careful when your little ones are in the water. There is a steep drop further out and currents can be strong. For peace of mind the beach is patrolled by a lifeguard.
To access the beach requires a short walk along a footpath from the car park which passes through Olive trees, ancient Carob trees and Bamboo groves. Adventurers can strike out on one of the trails that branches off the path and explore the hilly landscape around it. These paths lead you to different viewpoints and hidden coves. Alternatively you can head straight to the beach down a paved ramp with wooden steps leading down to the sand. There is also a raised board walk running west towards a restaurant and small beach bar providing facilities such as sun loungers, parasols, toilets and showers.