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Praia da California

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Address: Sesimbra 2970, Portugal

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Great beach

We were staying right in front of the beach and we went there everyday for a week. The water can be cold at times but you get used to it and it's actually nice. Not a lot of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2016
Maria J C
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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were staying right in front of the beach and we went there everyday for a week. The water can be cold at times but you get used to it and it's actually nice. Not a lot of waves on site. Overall the beach is clean, but do your part and bring a bag to put your garbage in.

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Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

In the middle of the village with the rocks of the Serra de Arriba as picturesque background. The water is cold (Atlantic Ocean) and becomes deep very quick. But it is really beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Just natural and beautiful. Amazing clean. Sea unspoiled . Best I have seen. Maybe comparable with Sardinia for water quality but colder as it's the Atlantic . Great for those who enjoy a natural beach

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Thank gabryklein
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you want a lively beach area with quite a lot of people, restaurants, shops and things to do on the beach. It was a decent day until we came back to our car and found it had been broken into. We parked it on the main road coming into town, in the free parking area,... More 

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Muenster, Germany
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The beach is great and has a beautiful landscape having SESIMBRA on the right sideline. Calm sea without or with very calm waves. Cold waters,but I believe this is their warmer side of SESIMBRA. The beach has shadows to rent and an area for people which prefer to bring their own umbrella. Behind the beach there's one good restaurant and... More 

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Bedfordshire
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Wow what a beach but how busy!! Water is sooo cold, we only managed to get our toes in the first few days but then adjusted to it... You have the Harbour side which has loungers €10 for 2 beds and parasol, which also has life guards, this is perfect for young children, the other beach is busier with locals... More 

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Thank fox49
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My family visited the beach and spent the whole day there. A beautiful stretch of coastline with restaurants and bars to suit everyone. I would love to return, and no doubt the next time we will stay longer.

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Arad County, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Sesimbra main beach, Praia da California and its sister from the north, Praia da Ouro are beautiful. The sand is like gold, soft and pleasant but ... it is an adventure to enter the water. Atlantic is 18-19 degrees Celsius even in mid July or August ! Do not try to go in or swim if you dont have... More 

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Santarem, Portugal
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

When you arrive at this beach you can see the white sand and the clear blue water, very clean. Plus there are no waves, the water is very calm, so it is good for children and people that are affraid of big waves. That's the good part about this beach. But most of the time (of course that it depends... More 

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Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We hadden our appartement with the vieuw on this beach ,every day it was cleaned and there are showers, beds and so on ..it is nice for families with children because the Ocean here is very quiet. Nice beach😎

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