Praia da Figueirinha has wicker parasols and loungers for rent in the summer
The biggest beach in the Arrábida Natural Park extends for 1km and is the easiest to reach from the city of Setúbal, so it’s very popular with locals. The water here is quite shallow and the temperature tends to be one or two degrees higher than at the other beaches in the park, so it’s better for swimming and families (avoid it on weekends, when it can get crowded).
The sandbar by the shore connects to the beach at low tide
Tourists tend to prefer Arrábida’s other beaches (like Creiro and Galapinhos) for their beautiful landscapes, but shouldn’t overlook this one, which also has a scenic setting, below steep hills. At low tide, it’s connected to a sandbar.
The beach is faced by the steep hills of the Arrábida Natural Park
There’s lifeguard supervision during the bathing season, a café-restaurant, and parasols and loungers for rent. It flies the Blue Flag, indicating that it’s clean and safe.
How to Get to Praia da Figueirinha Beach
The stop for the bus that connects Praia da Figueirinha to the other beaches in the Arrábida Natural Park
Praia da Figueirinha is the only beach on the Arrábida coast with a direct bus service from Setúbal (for the other beaches, you need to connect to another bus that stops here). That’s the seasonal bus 723 of the TST company (operating between mid-June and mid-September) that departs from Setúbal’s bus station every 15 minutes. It makes several stops in the city, and terminates in Praia da Figueirinha in about 25 minutes. The bus station is on Avenida 5 de Outubro, 44, in the center of Setúbal, about a 10-minute walk from the train station. To know how to go from Lisbon to Setúbal by train or bus, and connect to the beaches, see the Arrábida guide.
Hotels in Praia da Figueirinha Beach
There are no hotels by Praia da Figueirinha, but this 4-star hotel is your best option if you want easy access to it and the other beaches in Arrábida. Located a short walk from the bus station, you’re well connected to the beach and to Lisbon (it’s also less than 10 minutes from the train station). All rooms have a balcony, and there’s an indoor pool, sauna, and fitness room.