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Praia da Luz

The beach is associated with a small very cosmopolitan seaside resort, where a paved marginal accompanies the sea front, offering sunny terraces and some animation. Marginal, flanked by large palm trees, merges the west with the walls of the fortress originally built to protect the Church of the Light of the attacks of the Moors. At the foot of the wall, as the beach, a large rocky platform of warm colors and carved by the sea displays marine fossils and some of the band's life intertidal: anemones, barnacles, limpets and burriés, wrapped in a carpet of green algae. Out of reach of the tides grow in these rocks of ocher typical plants of the cliffs as limónio. To the east, the cliff rises, greyish and ravinada by seepage of water. This whitish cliff carved in limestone and marl, a very dark rock formation stands out in the landscape: the so-called Black Rock, a volcanic lode of Serra de Monchique which extended to the sea. This bay of calm water is conducive to water sports: windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing and diving, and there are several support facilities available to vacationers.

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