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Praia Foz do Arelho

Avenida do Mar, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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One of the best beaches in Portugal

On one side you have the wild ocean, the other is the lagoa (lagoon) which is perfect for swimming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer F
Is amazing

This place are quite loved by locals, and people take care on the conservation of the beach. When... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A B
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great beach” (16 reviews)
“lagoon side” (5 reviews)
“safe swimming” (4 reviews)
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Avenida do Mar, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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"great beach"
in 16 reviews
"lagoon side"
in 5 reviews
"safe swimming"
in 4 reviews
"atlantic waves"
in 3 reviews
"clean water"
in 3 reviews
"low tide"
in 2 reviews
"kite surfers"
in 3 reviews
"parking spot"
in 2 reviews
"clean beach"
in 3 reviews
"lunch or dinner"
in 2 reviews
"nice sand"
in 2 reviews
"best of both worlds"
in 2 reviews
"hire car"
in 3 reviews
"silver coast"
in 3 reviews
"water sports"
in 2 reviews
"lots of parking"
in 3 reviews
"beaches"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On one side you have the wild ocean, the other is the lagoa (lagoon) which is perfect for swimming or paddling. Lots of beach cafes to refuel and plenty of ice-cream to stay cool.

Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place are quite loved by locals, and people take care on the conservation of the beach. When we visit, there were a lot of people helping to take out the garbage. We love that also children were involved at this activity.

Thank A B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing beach. It has a calm river for families and the ocean with waves for surfers. More than a handful of restaurants and a more than enough parking lot.

Thank Joao F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Praia Foz do Arelho is a spectacular beach with golden sand and crashing surf. Oceanside there is a long beach and surf for windsurfing and the lagoon side offers soft sand and calmer, warmer water for swimming and bathing. There are not many restaurants or...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Really good and clean beach good for walking and super clean water. Good for windsurfing this place!

Thank Liz en Theo M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This is a fabulous active beach - swim in the inner lagoon (its safe), walk out to watch the Atlantic waves - and the fishermen. Drive down from the top - or walk along the boardwalk at the top - the view takes your breath...More

Thank Sheila f
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

For a bracing walk across the sands, with kite surfers on one side and the Atlantic crashing on the other, this is THE place. We enjoyed a cuppa in the café on the north side of the beach and then walked it off all along...More

Thank Becky K
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Although I prefer other beaches in the area. Foz do Arelho still has it's charms. During day and night in the summer their beach bars are quite nice and relaxing. During the day in the summer it can get a little too crowded, specially to...More

Thank 92Carlos92
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

The beach is simply stunning & the lagoon is great for kite boarding. The kite centre on the Northern side of the lagoon has good facilities & worth visiting even if you are not a kiter as the food is great . I'm from Australia...More

Thank matt90
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I’m a big fan of the octopus and the rich chocolate desert. Service lovely and view terrific. Great for lunch or dinner.

Thank Pippystocks
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