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Arrifana Beach

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Address: Aljezur 8670, Portugal
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A long haul back up from the beach but worth the effort

The beach itself is wide and uncrowded, except when the tide is in which can leave a much narrower strip of sand. The road down is very steep and winding, not a problem if you're... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Ashby de la Zouch
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Ashby de la Zouch
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach itself is wide and uncrowded, except when the tide is in which can leave a much narrower strip of sand. The road down is very steep and winding, not a problem if you're fairly fit. Popular with surfers and you can get into the water easily on a gently shelving beach.toilets are nearby. Very scenic when viewed from... More 

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Sheffield
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views all around from the cliff top. The beach itself is down a steep hill (although I think you could drive to it if you were brave enough). From looking, the beach itself is more for surfers and not bathing. However the views are definitely worth a visit, and there is a lovely bar/restarant called O Paolo which serves... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this beach. The view is spectacular from there. There is also a fantastic restaurant O Paulo and I will write a separate review on this one. Drive all the way to that restaurant for an overview. You won't be disappointed. Went there for sunset and it was gorgeous. It is quite touristy and I'm sure it must be... More 

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Thank Maitheng
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a beautiful beach to spend the day. Restaurants near by and it is more protected from the wind than Monte Clerigo. Rent surf equiptment right at the beach.

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Thank Magi L
United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The West coast of Portugal in the winter, storm or calm is a must. If you like walking or photography you are split for choice.

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Thank BlueGB
Beijing
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A small but beautiful beach. Worth parking at the top and walking down for the views, but hard on elderly knees. Surf looks good for the surfers.

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Thank Ray H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful beach. Much liked by surfers Bit of a hike to get down but well worth it. No facilities on beach as such but a few cafes etc on top of cliff

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Thank john m
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Getting down to the beach, and back up, can be a problem whether you are driving or walking, we chose to walk this time, but the beach itself is lovely. A reasonably long stretch of beach which has some rocks to climb at one end. Surfers love this beach.

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Thank Richard J
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Absolutely lovely time to visit arrifana beach with superb weather and no crowds.....there are still lots of the diehard surfers but a lot more accessible at this time of year. I sat and read a book and was still able to find a local hostelry for a glass of vino blanco at the end of a beautiful day.

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Thank wogan1
Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

great waves, very protected, not so stormy in the late afternoon, good to sit at the beach and wait for the surfer friends to come out of the water

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