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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
13 Jun 2018
“Black sand beach near Ponta Delgada”
28 Aug 2017
“Wonderful beach.”
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We love this beach but the sea is a bit rough, so be careful when swimming in the Ocean. This is a very well known spot for local surfers.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank HugoFernandes
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Locals refer as Praia do Populo to two beaches next to each other. Praia do Populo Grande is called Praia das Milícias on the map (google). Many pictures in this entry of TA are of Praia das Milícias. It's quite perplexing what one can read...More

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank joandne3
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Nice beach. Just obey the signs and warnings. Sometimes there are portuguese man o war and the posted warnings clearly will tell you that. Otherwise the beach is accessible, and nice.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank CatarinaCip
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This beach is safe beach with life guards constantly on the watch for strong currents. You can also leave your bags on the beach without worrying whether anyone would steal it. The beach is very clean and it's a beautiful spot with some dining lunch...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We spent a few hours at this beach as part of our "beach tour" around the island. Had I known how nice it was we would have stayed longer. The waves were a bit high but if you were careful you could get in the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Busyworkingmom3
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The water is really dirty, do not recommend this beach. Feels like you're swimming with garbage (cans, glass bottles, band aids)

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

The beach is breathtaking: Beautiful black sand, perfect waves, good restaurants nearby, lots of parking space, showers. It is really a hidden gem.

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank HugoFernandes
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

We went here after we got on our our early flight from Boston to kill some time before check in. Beautiful black sand beach. It was pretty quiet we felt like we had the whole beach to our selves!

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank runnerchicknyc
Reviewed 20 April 2015

De destacar a oferta diversificada de lojas existente nas galerias comerciais, tais como restaurantes de gastronomia diversa, bares/pubs, lojas com outros serviços, agência bancária, artesanato dos Açores, gift shop, agência de viagens, rent-a-car, centro de estética, parafarmácia, perfumaria, artigos de desporto e whale watching, entre...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank coral1959
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

If you've never seen a black sand beach this would be a good place to experience it. The beach is very small and quiet. You may see some fish but that's about it. One hour here and you're done.

4  Thank Barry C
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