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Praia do Almoxarife

Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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Nice beach to relax

I think Porto Pim is nicer as a beach, due to the whole sorroundings, but this beach is quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden
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Beautiful bay

Stunning views across to Pico in a charming bay. Had a drink at a very uncharacteristically modern... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
tirongai
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Gibraltar, Europe
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“black sand” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (2 reviews)
“pico island” (3 reviews)
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Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
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"black sand"
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"great beach"
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"pico island"
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"rinsing"
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"sea"
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"grey"
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"waves"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think Porto Pim is nicer as a beach, due to the whole sorroundings, but this beach is quite beautiful and less crowded!

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Stunning views across to Pico in a charming bay. Had a drink at a very uncharacteristically modern but nice restaurant by the sea.

Thank tirongai
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

A refreshingly different menu, well-presented and very tasty food, nice ambience, and a stunning view looking out to Pico. Not cheap - but well worth a visit!

Thank Allyson T
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Some great little bars overlooking the bay. Lots of fun. Just go...the Azores are beyond fantastic. read my reviews about the island. if you love exploring, hiking, whale watching, fishing, wine, good beer, seafood and great food, no crime and very friendly people, and mountains...More

Thank richard t
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

not much changed after a 6 yr gap, still a quiet place, now in winter its sand almost gone, nice place to rest, read or write

Thank drchrysc
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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Our guide said the sands here were the finest on the island. We stayed a while teasing the waves and taking some pics. There is a rinsing area upwards where you can clean yourself and your shoes before getting back to the car. There are...More

Thank annamarie Y
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

a rare beach with sand and easy entry into the water .... and there are facilities for washing and rinsing nearby. There is also a very good restaurant next to the washing facilities (Praya). In October, there seemed to be plenty of parking available; not...More

Thank JKD
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

This is a beautuful, never crowded beach with a black sand and good size waves (not all the time ). Few restaurants with good food

Thank Galina914
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

This is a really quiet beach, at least in late September. Has a few restaurants and it's a good place to go for a walk, contemplate the views and enjoy a good meal.

Thank Jill7394u48
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

We've been here before. But in our opinion this is the best beach on Faial! A really clean and family friendly area. Many choices for food close by and a camping area. Would we go back, yes.

Thank HHICarlos
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