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This beach is amazing! When you have a clear sky above head, clear view on the monumental rocks... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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This beach looks straight out of Hawaii. The cliffs, rock formations, black sand and blue water it... read more

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“rock pools”(2 reviews)
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Mosteiros, Sao Miguel 9555, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This beach is amazing! When you have a clear sky above head, clear view on the monumental rocks, you will enjoy the lovely clean and surprisingly warm water with pleasant volcanic sand. We just tasted this piece of paradise but will return there as soon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach looks straight out of Hawaii. The cliffs, rock formations, black sand and blue water it just stunning. The only downside is the beach leading into the water is quite rocky and it was very windy when we went, resulting in rough surf. It...More

Thank EFH45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not crowded. We found parking easily. Very cheap bar at the entrance. The beach has a vivid underwater life. I saw an octopus for the first time in my life in its own habitat. Also a lot of fish here.

Thank Viktor K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pretty town of Mosteiros is particularly known for its beach, one of the most popular beaches in this part of the island. It is a large area of black volcanic sand surrounded by volcanic lava rocks . For its beauty this beach deserves a...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Mosteiros has a decent sized black sand beach ,separate to the bathing rock pools and rocky coves on the other side of the village quay. Nice setting, with simple bar and refreshment areas, well priced. Nice swimming area, guarded in the highs season,with a view...More

Thank mjaybee
Reviewed July 25, 2018

A rough beach the day we visited and the beach, The terrain is very uneven. But a totally different experience with this being a volcanic beach. Great views though.

Thank traveller_prk
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The place is very rocky but the view is absolutely amazing. The streets are pretty narrow and steep parking is always a problem.

Thank travelgirl0702
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If you are in it for a volcanic beach, try this one. Be careful walking, since it is very uneaven terrain.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed June 29, 2018

This was definitely the place where we took the most photos. This beach consists of tiny pools between black lava rocks. you´ll be mesmerized. Take the time to jump from rock to rock and feel the force of the ocean. Best place to take sunset...More

Thank CosmiCarla
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We sat for hours on the shore watching the waves and photographing the rock formations. This is a lovely quiet spot with great views all round. Perfect for a picnic or lunch in a local seafood restaurant.

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