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Address: Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Well worth a visit

This beach is pretty stunning and highly recommended for a visit. It is a steep enough walk down the stairway to the beach but we'll worth it. Some lovely sea arches, caves and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is pretty stunning and highly recommended for a visit. It is a steep enough walk down the stairway to the beach but we'll worth it. Some lovely sea arches, caves and stacks

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, picturesque and beautiful! Rock formations, coves, exciting Atlantic ocean breaks! Easy walk of 5 minutes from Sao Rafael studios. Our local beach! Plenty of parking if you need it. Take a picnic, a few beers and some wine and you've got your self a perfect day out! Or stay at Sao Raphael studios and go there before breakfast, before... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Albufeira in March while the weather was warmer than normal. Going to Sao Rafael was absolutely wonderful. There is an area for parking overlooking the beach- great for pictures. The kids and I were able to lounge on the beautiful sand and catch some rays. There are plenty of shells and stones for kids to see and enjoy-... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

worth to wisit,very nice beach.lovely place for walking.nice sand. great for pictures. there is a small restaurant,too.

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Thank Violaskorpion
Armacao de Pera, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the picture postcard beaches that has rugged rock formations close to the beach given the feel of private beach, sadly in 2016 there appeared to arrive concession loungers taking a good proportion of the beach for paying sunbathers however this does have the advantage that they need to have an on duty lifeguard when the concession... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sao Rafael is a lovely sandy beach not far from albufeira. There are beautiful sea stacks and it looks very typically Portuguese. There is always plenty of space when we visit in February. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have spent several days on this beach whilst here in the Algarve. It is a lovely beach with lots of shells for the children. The waves can take you off guard so be careful especially with small children. We saw an elderly couple get bowled over by the waves and my husband and son had to go to their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many of the beaches have a huge staircase to descend to get to the beach. This smaller beach is beautiful but access is not as steep as many others. Not wheel chair accessible but a relatively easy walk down. Good parking. Washrooms in the beach restaurant but it was closed. Nice paths to walk along the cliffs. Not as busy... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This beach was just a five min walk from our apartments and oh just the first site of the golden sands and ocean leaves you in awe . I just paddle in the water no matter what the temperature is as I just love the sea .it is like others have said a secluded beach . But always meet someone... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

One of the best beaches partly for its seclusion as well as its interesting rock features. Difficult to get to without a car unless you're staying nearby, although it's about thirty minutes' walk from the marina. Has a cafe although closed in February. Also the beach has good walks along the cliffs to the adjoining beaches.

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