Shipwreck Beach is a devastating sight, yet so fascinating. Kilometres after kilometres of shipwrecks rusting up in the surf. Though nobody knows for sure, the ships were most likely just dumped here after they became unseaworthy. The practice has thankfully stopped many years ago, but the more than 20 shipwrecks will be here for many more decades. It's possible to enter some of the wrecks, but obviously such adventure isn't without risk. The beaches are also known to locals as either Praia do Sarico, Praia da Santiago or just Karl Marx Beach named after the first shipwreck, which is still lying there (photo).