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All reviews black sand beautiful beach beach bar sandy beaches lots of space great waves free parking clean water walk along the beach life guards great place to swim big waves surfing beach north shore surf school santa barbara sao miguel
Love the location, nice for a swim and to sun bathing, dark sand due to volcanic sediments and somehow rough sea, good for surf and wise swimming demand close supervision for children. Good beach surveillance and after a couple of ours in beach you can...More
This is one of the few beaches with sand, facilities, lifeguards and a cafe.
All is very well looked after and beach is generally clean - still quite a bit of plastic debris on the sand along with the wood, but they are trying to...More
This beach between two monumental cliffs, with 2 km in lenght is breathtaki g. We visited jt just for a short time, but had a chance to enjoy ongoing surt challenges and get wet in the wild waves of the bay.
It's truly amazing how...More
Great beach spot with bar, small restaurant, bathrooms, showers, free parking, lifeguards, and Surfing lessons.
Waves are very strong and lifeguards are cautious and make you move to safer spots when they see fit.
Pretty cliffs to the far side.
We visited the beach on two days and it was a treat to all of us. It has dark volcanic sand that sparkles as you walk through it. Clearly, it is a local favorite is it had a good crowd both days. My son loved...More
Beautiful surfing beach with large free car park, toilets, changing rooms and lifeguards. There is a nice snack bar / restaurant at the car park end with very reasonable prices and lovely views. I would suggest more a beach for sunbathing and running in and...More
Nice relaxed beach. Large car park but never too busy.
Lifeguards, so a good safe place for the family, whether sun bathing or getting in for a swim.
A surfing beach, so big waves are obviously a possibility, and on our second visit the beach...More
Response from plushkin_inna | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Its a very remote small island. Yes, there are beaches all over the coast and driving across one side to the other doesn't take long, but a lot of the beaches are not really set up for tourists.(there are restrooms but... More
Hi, Its a very remote small island. Yes, there are beaches all over the coast and driving across one side to the other doesn't take long, but a lot of the beaches are not really set up for tourists.(there are restrooms but not chair rentals and things like that). SM is not a beach destination as this island is know for the gorgeous nature (volcanos, parks, mountains, scenery) so its not quite like a regular beach resort town. It looks more like Ireland/Hawaii cross. There are things to do but shopping/beach/dining is not what comes to mind. There is a good Mall in Ponta Delgada. Food is ok. With some preplanning you can get ok/decent food. It is fresh but very basic. Even grocery stores have items just not the selection I usually see when traveling to Europe. Just as long as you are not a foodie or expecting fantastic dining experiences you will do ok. Do a bit of research to make sure this is the vacation you want. While I thought it was a great place to visit because it is so remote and has such amazing nature it is very different from busy resort type touristy places.