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Superb beach

This beach is easily accessible and does not have lots of steep steps (common in the Algarve) it is... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Best beach ever

Bordeira is probably the most massive beach I have seen so far and therefore it is not crowdy... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Manuel P
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Carrapateira, Portugal
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

If you do not like beaches, you can still consider to go here as there are many nice viewpoints where you can admire the stunning landscape of the Costa Vicentina.

Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This beach is easily accessible and does not have lots of steep steps (common in the Algarve) it is also vast and beautiful. Easy to get to and good parking. Its mostly sandy not rocky as some pictures suggest. It also has a small river...More

Thank AnthonyD2402
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Bordeira is probably the most massive beach I have seen so far and therefore it is not crowdy. Behind the dunes it is not windy and there is a very nice beach bar with friendly staff.

Thank Manuel P
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The beach is really nice, whether you are a surfer or not, but it is long walk to the beach - worth it! You can contour the whole stream or cross it (during low tide, the water it is more or less between your knees...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Great beach Wide and expansive Must be 1k side to side Loads of space for football / bat n ball etc Soft sand Good breeze off the Atlantic Once you’ve acclimatised the waters fine Wet suits a must for surfers Good waves

Thank Pwr7070
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

André’s Surf/Beach Bar is the best! Great cocktails, good snacks and very relaxed. To get there wade across the warm waters of the lagoon.

Thank annlaws
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Bordeira is my favorite beach for now. I stayed until night tonight under the stars and a moon on the way to be full soon..there is really a good energy on this beach.

3  Thank Sea E
Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is a stunning beach. It's very large. It's so nice to spend some time over here. You can park at the bottom of the cliff or on top. You have to walk trough water to reach the sand. Just lie down and relax!!

Thank NoeB1
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

A winding drive from the highway finally gets you to this gorgeous beach. Theviews in every direction are stunning the parking area was a bit rough due to the recent rains.

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed February 28, 2018

This was my first experience of the Portuguese west-facing Atlantic coast, and it totally blew me away. A vast expanse of sand, good access (not sure where some get the idea it is not suitable for the elderly.. I'm 70), and, out of season, good...More

2  Thank Richard H
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Cat R
June 17, 2017|
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Response from munirb905 | Reviewed this property |
There is no way to get food or drinks at the beach. Also no toilets nearby!
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martyn c
August 15, 2016|
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Response from silviaeves2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed but you should try to walk away from the beginning of the beach where everyone normally stays. The beach is extensive with plenty of space for you to walk the dog and sit and sunbathe away from everyone... More
Nathanael G
July 11, 2016|
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Response from cbowmann | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can rent boards & wetsuits at the beach bar.
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