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Lovely beach

This is a very nice beach but I preferred the quieter and larger Costa Nova beach just down the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Quebec City, Canada
Gorgeous beach but bring a jumper!

Barra beach is excellent. There is so much space so it never feels busy. The sand is nice and cool... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very nice beach but I preferred the quieter and larger Costa Nova beach just down the road.

Thank Coconut510
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Barra beach is excellent. There is so much space so it never feels busy. The sand is nice and cool even when the weather is hot and the sea is so blue but I have to say, pretty chilly! The waves can get really high...More

2  Thank SCC1313
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Due to the bride being a native of Aveiro , we opted for an apartment in Praia Barra purely down to location & photos. The apartment was lovely & certainly big enough for 5 adults. The place itself is a beautiful seaside area with plenty...More

Thank Janice G
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Great cold, refreshing sea to swim. Good bakeries, tasty cakes and food. Windy so get yourself a wind screen - cheap. Clean sand and romantic dunes !

Thank karloliveira
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Sugary white sand dunes and spectacular rollers. Usual wooden walkways that make this a good place for walking and jogging.

Thank Arenquerojo
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Lovely long beach and harbour walls to explore, great Atlantic waves and when you have had enough of sun and sand, plenty of great cafes and bars on the main street to enjoy- heaven

1  Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My husband is from here & we come often. The water is cold and it can be windy but it is our favourite vacation spot where we spend time with family and have made so many beautiful memories and cannot wait to return.

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Apart from a few French and Spanish , we appeared to be the only non-Portuguese. Car parks fill up early in summer, especially on a Sunday. Good, unchallenging surf and also cafes. Lifeguards on the beach.

1  Thank BrightonShredhead
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The beach is beautiful, but is too windy! For 5€ you can rent something to safe you of the wind but if the day is as windy as today! Not even that will help!

2  Thank jdpatino21
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We were there the fist of July. We had to wear hoodies and we were still cold walking the beach in the evening. It was in the 50-60s Fahrenheit and constantly windy. One day was high 70s. However, during the week hardly anyone was there....More

Thank Darlingburd
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