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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average18%
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“nice beach” (3 reviews)
“surfing” (3 reviews)
“waves” (7 reviews)
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Colares, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A praia das Maçãs (Apples Beach) is a small beach located at the mouth of Colares creek. In the old times upstream, at Colares small village, there was lots of apple trees near the creek. During Summer the apples fall in the creek and went...More

Thank RAULBASTOS
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place to unwind with the locals. Not too crowded. Many shops and restaurants around. View is amazing. Not actually for surfers but there are also some waves. Ride the electric tram from the main town of Sintra. Senior citizens get a discount. See the...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We spent 12 days in a house just above the beach. The Colares area does have a microclimate and often the fog only lifted later in the day or rolled in at night. We did have some beautiful sunny days as well though. This beach...More

2  Thank Anke S
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

If you are lucky you will get some sunny days, but if you are like us you will stay here and just get a cold. This is a really unstable region, we have stayed for 4 days and the whole time was around 17 degrees,...More

3  Thank Maria Eugênia F
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Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Spent 5 days in Sintra, visiting a beach each day for surfing/body boarding. Praia das Macas is much nicer than Praia Grande but both beaches were vastly inferior to Foz do Lisandro near Ericiera. Surf hire is extortionate in Colares, would recommend Na Onda in...More

1  Thank Elizabeth C
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Wide sand beach offering ålenty of options if you want a drink or eat, in the adjacent village. Parking may be difficult, search in the village along back streets.

1  Thank Marco M
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Great beach for surfing, and burger restaurant next to it. Good supermarket too. We went several times during our hols.

Thank Laseracer2
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Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

The houses built into the cliffs are about as cool as they look in pictures. They are awesome! Don't miss it if you're in the area.

1  Thank Barry F
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

To find a real beach town on the coast north of Cascais, travel up to Praia das Macas. Our local town beach has undergone significant renovation and tidying up over the winter and it's in beautiful shape for the warm days--and they do make it...More

3  Thank JaninedeBric
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Drove there for dinner, after visiting the Cabo De Roca, which was full of tourists taking pictures in front of the monument marking the most western spot of the European continent, and enjoyed the place a lot. It was much less crowded, and we had...More

2  Thank Rami52
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Response from FrexicanJoseph | Reviewed this property |
Access to the pool park is along the boulevard. There is parking along all the streets.
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