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Address: Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Beautiful secluded beach

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great! Nice beach, great views, restaurant, free toillets. Only bad thing would be that when you go in the sea, it gets deep after 2 metrs. Perfect location.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tuk tuk tour took us to Sao Rafael so we decided to drive there the next day. Definitely nicest beach around albufeira not far from marina and lovely beach side restaurants.

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Saanichton
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great walk from Albufeira to here. We took a backroad from behind the Marina and then walked through some beautiful waterfront paths to get to the beach. The beach was beautiful but we just walked around.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we are a family of 6 and spent 2 hours at this beach, good access, very clean, the sand is a bit grittier than some but it will not hurt your feet, lots of corners to explore, loved it, make sure you go at low tide

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this beach is lovely, a snack bar would be good though, the restaurant there is very over priced. Toilets are also not the best, very smelly.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like a post-card, very nice beach, fine sand, cristal clear water,wonderful view to the rocks, and not busy in spring and autumne; for nice walks in the nature, you can admire nice sunsets, to take nice photos, chill out, and enjoy your stay.

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Portimao, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach was close to our hotel. Its nice and clean and has a resturant on the beach. Easy to get to sandy beach. Nice place to relax. You can hire kayaks on the beach

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