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Address: Colares, Sintra, Portugal
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US$54.15*
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Sintra Beaches Day Tour from Lisbon
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I like Praia Grande best in the winter months, when the enormous stretch of sand is nearly yours alone. At low tide, you can explore the rocks on the southern end, and on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
JaninedeBric
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like Praia Grande best in the winter months, when the enormous stretch of sand is nearly yours alone. At low tide, you can explore the rocks on the southern end, and on the northern end make your way to Praia Pequena. The best thing about Praia Grande is that it stays open to dogs most of the year--except in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We found this beach by accident when exploring the area. It is absolutely beautiful! There is also a great restaurant right in front of the beach with spectacular views and amazing food - Bar do Fundo

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great stop for a coffee and enjoy the surfers, or learn to surf. Waves are big and cliff is beautiful.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This beach was quiet and peaceful, hardly anyone there ! It was clean and ideal if you want a beautiful spot to watch waves and sunsets and be very meditative. Enough cafes and restaurants in the background to give you choice but not too many to disturb the peace

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Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Me and my friends came here for a night before our flight back home and it was a very smart decision! The beach is long, wide and beautiful. There are some nice restaurants around and if you like surfing - this is the place for you.

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Carluke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Served by Scotturb buses 439 and 441 from Sintra, the buses run from early in the morning to late into the night. About 20 minutes from Sintra on the 441 and 40 minutes on the 439. The beach itself is large and has lifeguards. Plenty of little cafes and beach shops along the front. The dinosaur footprints are not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Praia Grande is a great beach for surfing the waves were good but typical Atlantic a bit windblown and coming fast. Caught a few waves and enjoyed my time but it was rough.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

...so you won´t be alone there but still, it wasn´t crowded at all there. Big waves, surfers to watch. I didn´t like that toilets were paid.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of days and this beach is lovely!! The waves are huge so didn't swim much but it's amazing to just go and sit and watch people surfing/body boarding. Highly recommended but if you're looking for a beach to swim at this may not be the one.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Was a great drive along the coast to see the kite surfers and the beach Sand dunes along the way Would be nice to stay the night but hear the water is cold even in summer

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