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Reviewed 12 December 2018
Algarve, Portugal
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Rua da Torre Velha 2 | Sesmarias, Galé, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice secluded beach, popular with family & locals, protected by cliffs on both sides so OK for a breezy day. The water may be cool in non summer months but the sun is always lovely. The beach is clean. Be cautious near the cliffs...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kyredhead16
Reviewed 12 December 2018

... you avoid the worst period July/August Also it has a small beach restaurant with stunning views. But this is exceptional: on the terrace the prices are surprisingly acceptable for such a location: 9.50€ for a fresh grilled fish (large and grilled to perfection) is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jeanmariepierB
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A great sandy beach below the cliffs with plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. It isn't suitable for everyone as there are 2 flights of steps from the car park to the beach

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carole R
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Castelo beach is small, clean, attractive, with decent sun beds, and the sea is lovely. The car park, just above the beach, gets full quickly in season - but you can park alongside the approach road. The sand is very clean - perfect for littlies....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Vanessa G
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Just the best beach in the Galé area of the Algarve!! You must visit it. Plenty of shade around the cliffs, but brace yourself as the Atlantic is not that warm, until you have been in for a few minutes!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Neil N
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

It took about 10 minutes to drive here from central Albufeira. nd it is worth it. The beaches are less crowded, and less rowdy, and with more beautiful surroundings. It was easy tp park (and no fees) and we spent half the day east of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank UE_DC64
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Best to visit beach in morning when quieter. Beach is mixture of sand and shells so best to keep sandals on if possible. Water gets deep very quickly and current is strong. People selling ice cream and drinks from cooler box or you can bring...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Curiosity784454
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is a favourite beach of ours to walk to along the beautiful coastal path from Galé. Parking availalbe, but can get busy. Lots of steps to walk down from car park. O Pic Nic restaurant on site which is good, though in the shade....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank luv2holidayinthesun
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Praia Castelo typifies the beaches, bays and coves of the Algarve. It has a lovely beach surrounded by amazing cliffs and rock formations. Lovely

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank albeback1
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This was "our" beach while staying locally. It is simply stunning & very peaceful. A great restaurant with wonderful views as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Pam M
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