Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rainha Beach

This tiny beach in the centre of Cascais, was named after Queen (=Rainha) Amelia (1865-1951), the last queen of Portugal, who favoured it for her baths during the summer.
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15 comments:

Sharon said...

That's a very rocky beach, but those home must have fantastic views.

Small City Scenes said...

Those stones are huge. I am thinking the tide must be out.
What fun to have a private beach area though.
The Queen and I---although she has been gone for a very long time. MB

Jarart said...

I like the strange rock formations and the rock wall. I can see why this would be a favorite place to go.

Anya said...

Rocks are always beauty's on the beach :-)
Amazing shots !!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's tiny indeed, isn't it? And its water looks very calm... And there seems to be a bunch of exclusive homes at the waterfront!
Nice place!
God bless you!
Cezar

Dean Grey said...

JM!

You're just trying to make us all jealous, aren't you?

^_^

-Dean

Jacob said...

A very attractive place...most interesting is how the buildings are right at the water line...this is happening in some areas of Florida where the beach has eroded due to various storms/hurricanes.

It looks like the water can get quite high at times and maybe even threaten some residences.

VP said...

A quite secluded spot near the city, at least now. This name is very interesting because we have a 'Scoglio della Regina' (Queen's Rock) famous for about the same reason.

Irina said...

I have just realised how strongly I missed the sea.

Spiderdama said...

Lovely rocky beach!:-)

brattcat said...

The rocks look like buildings to house the tiny creatures of the sea.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I wonder...is Rainha Beach known for its healing waters and sands? The beach my family always went to in Portugal is Consolacao, next to Penich - and where it is really rocky people believe the salt water and sand have healing properties. You can see people sunning all over the rocks, with wet beach sand (which looks like mud in that particular area) packed onto sore, broken and arthritic limbs. In the old days, I know medical doctors used to counsel patients during my grandparents' era to go bathe at Consolacao to try to cure physical problems.

Joan Elizabeth said...

These photos are beautiful, the colour palette makes it look such a calm and pleasant place.

amatamari© said...

Absolutely beautiful both but my favorite is the first, an overview wonderful!
:-)

Dina said...

It looks private enough for a queen.