Ribeira do Cavalo Beach
Ribeira do Cavalo Beach
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jasatto
Accord, NY
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Our guides from the Day Dream team dropped us here for a brief swim/stroll. It is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever stepped foot on. Period.
Written September 18, 2023
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Anna M
Buffalo, NY
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
DO NOT travel here by car if you have anything you can’t carry with you. Local robbers stake out the place, watch tourists as the get out of their cars, and break in and steal anything in there. Police said it happens all day, every day.

We got all our bags and documents stolen from the car in a very professional way. We were only there for 2 hours.

Be ware of the little white Fiat rental cars, you’re like a magnet to them.
Written August 29, 2022
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Steve
Morristown, NJ
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My wife and I visited Ribeira do Cavalo and the beach did not disappoint. Truly amazing beach with spectacular views. Parking and hiking down and then back up took 30-40 minutes each way. When we got down we saw the boat taxis that presumably came from Sesimbra. Definitely recommend that over the hike. We had called Bolhas tours but they said they were not running.
Written August 1, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Expect steap hike (about 20 minutes from where you leave your car). But it's worth it. Beach is very beautiful. There were hardly any people when we were there in May 2021. Take picnic and drinks if you are planning to stay longer, there are no cafes.
Written May 8, 2021
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11PC
Ghent, Belgium
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Great beach. Only downside is the Istagram spam originating from this place where 1001 girls use the same half naked pose pretending to do something 'original'.

Same goes for guys. I get it, you shaved your armpits for the picture between the rocks. Thumbs up for the effort.
Written November 12, 2020
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Joao M
Porto, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
One of the most beautiful beaches that I’ve visited in Europe. I felt like I’ve landed in one of the Mediterranean islands when I got to this beach. You need to drive to one of the recommended places on google maps and then walk about 1km and then walk down cliff between the vegetation that finished at this beautiful sandy beach.
Written August 12, 2020
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Lara Malta
Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
If you are a hike lover you should definitely go and expect one of the most beautiful beaches as a reward! When we got there wasn’t full at all, the water is cold but exactly how is supposed to be including after a hike like that, good to swim as well. The way is marked with rocks painted in green. Down there (just like others normal beaches in Portugal) you need to bring your own things, such as food, chairs, drinks (coolers), beach umbrella, but these are not entirely necessary, just the ⛱ and a few towels to lie down are more than enough! Don’t forget to bring water and supplies! Attention: there are no lifeguard.
TOTALLY WORTH IT
Written September 21, 2019
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lientjie
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Crazy hike as we didnt know what to expect! I read somewhere that the beach was amazing, but I didnt find it to be that way. Its full of boulders and people, almost no place to sit. No shade, freezing cold water and definitely no toilets (who would be crazy enough to put one there to maintain). Nearest spot to drink anything is all the way on top. People are crazy enough to bring their cooler boxes and umbrellas down (and then carry them back up again). Honestly, I barely made the hike. The views from the top were magnificent though, with massive rock formations all around. The water is crystal clear and blue. I think there are plenty beautiful clean beaches around that ate easy to get to if you are not fit (like me)
Written August 25, 2019
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Iago A
Basel, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
You have to make a small but not so easy trail in order to get there, but it worth! It is one of the most beaches I have ever visited.
Written August 15, 2019
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
After reading all the reviews, I decided to go by boat. You need to go to the sesimbra Clube naval and ask for « batnavo”... it’s 10euros/person round trip and it’s a 5 mins bumpy ride in a zodiac to the beach. There’s not a lot of parking in the area (of Clube naval) so you need to be patient or very lucky. The beach is not deserted at all... it was totally crowded when I went ... I hardly found a spot to put my towel...but the view is great, the high cliffs are nice and the water is turquoise. I personally prefer that to all the commercial beaches such as California beach etc... you don’t get to chose the taxi return time so be prepared to stay a long time even if you don’t feel like it. There’s a mom with her 2 daughters that came to the top with Uber and was so scared on her way down that she took the boat ride back with us... I’m happy i came by boat !

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Written August 10, 2019
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