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Sesimbra 2970, Portugal
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Nice city beach - quite crowdy

Nice views to cliffs in the east and fortalezza to the west. Just dont look behind too the dystopic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yeni T
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Very popular beach

This beach has a backdrop of the seaside city of Sesimbra with a host of restaurants near the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Petgab12001
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Deaconsbank, Glasgow
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Sesimbra 2970, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice views to cliffs in the east and fortalezza to the west. Just dont look behind too the dystopic hotel complex... As its best in early mornings before 11 and after 18 o'clock. Otherwise this in-the-middle-of-the-town-beach is too crowdy.

Thank Yeni T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach has a backdrop of the seaside city of Sesimbra with a host of restaurants near the front. The beach has lovely soft sand and really comes to life I need the first weekend of June when sunlougers and shades start to appear, heralding...More

Thank Petgab12001
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Four of us visited Sesimbra in March. The weather was pretty bad but we managed a couple of very nice walks along this beautiful beach. It looked really clean and we hope to return some day to experience it in more clement conditions. There were...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little beach. Close to bars and restaurants, not flash, probably best in low season, clean as a whistle and ticks all the boxes for a blue flag beach. It's not a private little cove, it's a town beach but it doesn't...More

Thank TCdop
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A very well known beach in Sesimbra with good facilities overall, clean and pleasant for families. No big waves, in fact quite calm, therefore good for children and older people.

Thank nacala
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Nice beach to go around with small kids especially on sunny days. Small but comfortable beach . Nearby The Village.

Thank Paulo N
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...More

Thank Maria J C
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.

Thank Wim B
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

Thank gabryklein
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....More

Thank Adil A
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