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Praia Sao Rafael

Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Easy access to beach from parking lot. Too cold to swim last week of June but still beautiful. Charge for chairs and umbrellas but lots of space to lay a towel on your own. Nice restaurant but overpriced.

Thank jackiebell100
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are looking for a place with nice calm waters you should definitely visit this beach. Access is easy (few stairs, also way for strollers) and there are nice rocks all around it. It is not very long beach, but it is beautiful.

Thank Vera D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of room on this beach. Lovely sands, clear waters, cafe, beautiful scenery, easily accessible.

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Google maps said this was only a couple of minutes walk from the marina in Albufeira but didn't mention the massive hill in between! We walked to marina then stopped at Sharky Bar for a drink and snack they pointed us in the direction of...More

Thank Leasa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic beach, with free parking and an easy stroll down to the beach. Great beach bar, with fresh salads, sandwiches, fries and good selection of drinks. Caters for takeaways to take back to your sun lounger or sit down meals with Moët. Water sports available...More

Thank cparkes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this beach my accident and from start to finish of our visit was just splendid. The car park was perfectly located. There were steps down to the beach. A shop for snorkels and things before you go down to the beach incase you need...More

Thank sarahhP8444LW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most romantic and lovely beaches of Algarve. Praia Sao Rafael is ideal for cozy wedding events and walking.

Thank Екатерина К
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach, wasn't overly crowded and there it's lots to look and explore. A restaurant sits on the beach and there is a small variety of water sports to buy if you want too. Water is beautifully clear and there are life guards present.

Thank vickietravels
Reviewed 14 May 2017

beautiful beach pale golden sands turquise sea picture book senary quite tranquil if you go in early May if you dont want crowds but still very warm average temp around 23c

1  Thank dawn577
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Everything you need in one place somewhere to eat drink and rest rooms. In may the water was cool but refreshing hardly surprising as it's the Atlantic.

Thank Drumnaconnor
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Is there a taxi rank near?
25 April 2017|
Response from NorthWestUK1 | Reviewed this property |
Have seen people being dropped off by taxi / tuk-tuk at the car park above the beach, but no taxi rank nearby as it's a pretty quiet suburban area of town.
Clint K
Are there shower facilities near the beach to freshen up?
6 March 2017|
Response from Manx K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, one small outdoor shower by the toilet facilities, just good enough to wash the sand off
Clint K
Are there shower facilities near the beach to freshen up?
6 March 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't recall seeing any.