Vila do Bispo is a
municipality (concelho) in the Portuguese
Algarve. The population in 2011 was 5,258, in an
area of 179.06 km².
Due to its geographical location, it is the
unique municipality in the country with a
western and southern coastline.
The southern coast, which extends until Cape St.
Vincent, includes several bays and sheltered
coves, including: the beaches of Praia do
Burgau, Cabanas Velhas, Boca do Rio, Praia da
Salema, Figueira, Furnas, Zavial, Ingrina,
Barranco, Martinhal, Mareta, Tonel and Beliche.
Meanwhile, to the west of the St. Vincent coast
are the beaches of Telheiro, Ponta Ruiva,
Castelejo, Cordoama, Barriga and Murração, that
include many carved cliffs and rocky