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Address: Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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what a beach

we are a family of 6 and spent 2 hours at this beach, good access, very clean, the sand is a bit grittier than some but it will not hurt your feet, lots of corners to explore... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
manonamission38
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we are a family of 6 and spent 2 hours at this beach, good access, very clean, the sand is a bit grittier than some but it will not hurt your feet, lots of corners to explore, loved it, make sure you go at low tide

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this beach is lovely, a snack bar would be good though, the restaurant there is very over priced. Toilets are also not the best, very smelly.

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1 Thank jaynebews
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,539 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 693 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a post-card, very nice beach, fine sand, cristal clear water,wonderful view to the rocks, and not busy in spring and autumne; for nice walks in the nature, you can admire nice sunsets, to take nice photos, chill out, and enjoy your stay.

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1 Thank Manuela L
Portimao, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach was close to our hotel. Its nice and clean and has a resturant on the beach. Easy to get to sandy beach. Nice place to relax. You can hire kayaks on the beach

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had a great day at this lovely beach, nice sand, great weather and a fun time with the family. Didn't bother with the food the restaurant's having a laugh with the prices. Looks like good food, hardly gourmet but the price suggests it is. Staff are quite rude. Toilet facilities are filthy and the smell is so strong it... More 

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1 Thank Manx K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

clean and nice but it has no shade for little ones and it could be quite dangerous in the sea with the rocks, living on the Isle of Wight surrounded by beaches this one didn't really blow me away. Has a cafe/ restaurant which is overpriced and not worth it

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1 Thank Alisha E
Albufeira, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

São Rafael is a beautiful soft sandy beach, with dramatic cliffs forming a picturesque backdrop. It is a Blue Flag Beach, the top accolade for safety (there is a lifeguard), water quality, etc. There is a ramp and graded steps for getting down, which is not too steep. There is a restaurant on the beach, quite expensive, which many beach... More 

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1 Thank Bld211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful environment, very clean we can spend long hours enjoying the view. Close to the hotel we can make a walk around.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Praia Sao Rafael is by far our favourite beach in the Algarve. It is clean and was not too crowded when we went (April). We loved the rock formations around the beach, and the dunes where you can also hike a little bit and explore the landscape. We went at night one time and it was magical as we... More 

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Gillingham
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful stretches of beach I've visited, very scenic, but the waves were very strong with an almighty drag back into the sea, so not the best place for young children.

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