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Address: Strand von Santa Maria | It starts from Kyte Beach THEN Igreijinha, Then Hotel Odjo d'agua UNTIL Ponta Sino., Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
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Beach stunning. Be warned tons of homeless dogs if I had known I would of brought some treats for them! I am a soft touch ! You do get sellers but they don't hassle you once you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beach stunning. Be warned tons of homeless dogs if I had known I would of brought some treats for them! I am a soft touch ! You do get sellers but they don't hassle you once you say no firmly. Felt very safe. Take a walk to the pier see the locals chopping up fish something to see. Always felt... More 

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kilmacolm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this town. Visited twice and found it to be both exciting and different at the same time. People here make you most welcome and are diverse too

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked from our resort to see a little of the surrounding area. It took around 1&1/2 hrs along the beach

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Authentic island town nice to have a look around to experience the island life, don't be expecting down town Benidorm very little development on the island. Shop keeps and vendors will approach you but a smile and a no thank you is all that is needed to be left alone.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to watch the fisherman bring in the fish all the local people arguing about who wants what fish great free show.Love sandy beach

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tidy and clean beach but red flagged for the last few days with whopping waves. A plus if you surf... Bar, beds and lots of sea and sand...what more do you need...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just lovely! Beach spectacular go to the peir very interesting all the catch being prepared a bit bloody but well worth visit!

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birmingham UK
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spend a little time wondering the pier. Taxi there and back only 6 euros so worth it. Try to go between 11 and 1 to see the fishermen come in.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see excursion via local taxi 3€. Just don't expect to much yes there are fishing boats coming in but there catch is not what you would expect from a fishing town

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of space for thousands, beach goes on for miles you could always get a spot on your own. Clear blue sea with surf, but windy. Ideal for kite,wind surfing.

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