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Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 September 2010

GALE BEACH AND AREA. Just 4 Km west of the old town of Albufeira, is Gale (pronounced Gar-lay) which has developed from l agriculture 25 years ago to a residential area of villas and some low- rise hotels, although there are still lots of greenery...More

106  Thank ADAM1998
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 August 2012

Spent a week's family vacation in August 2012 in a villa in Gale Beach. The beaches are beautiful and very long, but other than sunbathing and some rudimentary beach sports, there is not much to do. While the ocean looked very clean and attractive, it...More

4  Thank SerdarST
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our first time in the small resort of Gale and what a hidden gem. Clean, stunning beaches and three gorgeous beach restaurants, perfect for watching the sun go down. Need to book if you want a table on the outside balconies.

Thank daffydownlily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Am in agreement with all that has already been written about this beach and can't add much more really. I think it will be liked by all those who visit here whether family, couples or solo. Easy to access and parking place at hand. It...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered Gale some 20 years ago,and have visited every year,washed by the Atlantic is very clean,sunloungers to rent,plenty of beach bars,but a short wlak you can find privacy. car parking along the back of the beach with boardwalks and steps. All Beach bars have toilets...More

Thank ANDYPORTISHEAD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good free car park right next to the beach. The choice is yours - sit on the clean sand, rent a surfboard and ride a wave, lounge on a sun bed under the shade, walk, walk the long beach to the horizon, find a...More

Thank EssexSwallow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can go to this beach just to sit in the sun, swim or to rent a surf board. But the beach is also a nice starting point for a great walk west through the dunes and some swampy area with birds and plants. Absolutely...More

1  Thank paul1956Zoeterwoude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best beach! Not crowded at least during the beginning of October. Still warm enough to get a tan but not a heat stroke. You can rent the beds and umbrella. Plus get drinks from the bar and relax on the beach and enjoy a cold...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice sandy beach. Not a large beach but a nice beach. You can rent a chaise lounge for 15 euros a day, you can bring your own chair and umbrella or just lie on a towel. There’s a few restaurants in site. Easy access to...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Recommended this place from our Hotel Pool Attendant - Best place for views of the sunset as you can sit cliff edge. Accessible via Uber and some amazing places to sit and appreciate!

Thank nikeshprajapati
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This September was the first time we've not visited Gale beach and this was because it was so very busy and we couldn't find anywhere to park! It's usually hard to park, but if you can, it is a must visit. The sand is lovely...More

Thank anji_7
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Gale beach is fantastic, with a long stretch of sand. The beach can get busy, but as it is a large beach, you can still find space. The beach is quite exposed, so you can get some great waves.There is also quite a lot of...More

3  Thank shropshirenick
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I usually have a hire car or use taxi,there is a rank in the marina and cost about 5 euros.
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