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Praia Sao Rafael

Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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"beautiful beach"
in 81 reviews
"beach restaurant"
in 14 reviews
"rock formations"
in 22 reviews
"nicest beaches"
in 5 reviews
"nice sand"
in 7 reviews
"small beach"
in 11 reviews
"clear water"
in 6 reviews
"gets busy"
in 5 reviews
"the cliff"
in 11 reviews
"little gem"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"water sports"
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"sun loungers"
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"low tide"
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Reviewed today via mobile

A little quieter than some of the other beaches. The water is a little murkier though with seaweed until later in the afternoon when it clears up. Nice exploration through caves and on cliffs. Bring your own snacks and cooler. The on-site restaurant and bar...More

Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful quiet beach with a fantastic restaurant and bar right on the sand. On our last visit the morning water was filled with sea weed but this quickly dissipated with the incoming tide making it a wonderful swimming beach. Rocks are prevalent whilst swimming...More

1  Thank Selwin D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is accessed down a slope through fabulous cliffs from a free car park which does get busy in peak season. Not a huge beach but a very beautiful one. Sea was gorgeously refreshing respite from the banging heat.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so beautiful, with a car park close by, and a restaurant so you can get cold drinks. gorgeous white sand, just lie back and watch the boats go by

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

One of the many incredible beaches to see in the area. This was one of our favourites along with Praia da Coelha. Also, there are several incredible beaches on the SW coast like Odeceixe and others on the Vincente coast

Thank Mathew P
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

This beach was larger than others in area. Plenty of scenery— cliffs, caves, and more. The chairs and umbrellas can be rented or you can set up your own. The water is very cold even at the end of June/beginning of July. There is a...More

1  Thank Rachael B
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

A little bit confusing direction signage from the bus stop to the beach, but finally found this really nice sandy-rocky beach. Clear blue, nice rocks, good services.

Thank Bukor S
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Lots of parking with steps or cobbled ramp down to beach. Umbrellas and shade to rent on beach. Very good beach bar and restaurant. Sandy beach with great swimming. Life guard on duty. Water sports available. Big hotels nearby so prone to get busy. Lovley...More

3  Thank luv2holidayinthesun
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

You can make a lot of good pictures arround and also enjoy the beach. Lovely place to visit and to enjoy the sun !

Thank Munteanu E
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

This beach is stunning the walks around it are spectacular. We went on beach early morning for a stroll & a short sunbath. It was busy at the weekend & I am guessing very busy later in Summer. It isn’t s hudge beach but lovely....More

2  Thank Angie J
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Rosario G
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Bejazzes | Reviewed this property |
Not that I knkow of. We were there in February. During the summer, there may be more facilities available
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Scott S
June 11, 2018|
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Response from CharlesDarney | Reviewed this property |
If you have a car Albufeira is a few minutes away. Continente, lidel and Aldi’s are on a he Main Street There are local mini markets around. Look on Google maps
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Nati R
October 1, 2017|
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Response from silvestre m | Reviewed this property |
There are few restaurants they can be expensive during peak season
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