Extending over more than 100 km of coastline from São Torpes in the Alentejo to the Boca do Rio beach in the Algarve, this Park has rocky cliffs and steep slopes that end in the turbulent waters of the Atlantic. Includes the beaches of Porto Covo and Vila Nova de Milfontes in the Alentejo and Odeceixe, Carrapateira and Arrifana in the Algarve which do not, however, bear any similarities to the famous beaches of the south coast of Portugal. Its wild beauty and absence of people make this stretch of the coast unique and appreciated by all who visit it.
It is a nesting area for many important species of birds, such as the rare osprey and white stork. The marine environment is also a rare refuge for otters and this is one of the few areas in Portugal, and in the whole of Europe, where they can live in the wild. The Park Head Office can provide a map for €4 (283 322 735. R. Serpa Pinto, Odemira. 9 am -12.30 pm and 2 pm - 5.30 pm. Closed at weekends and on public holidays). There are also Park Area Offices in São Torpes and Santo André (269 708 400).