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Praia Sao Rafael

Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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"beautiful beach"
in 82 reviews
"beach restaurant"
in 15 reviews
"rock formations"
in 23 reviews
"nicest beaches"
in 5 reviews
"small beach"
in 12 reviews
"nice sand"
in 7 reviews
"clear water"
in 6 reviews
"gets busy"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"the cliff"
in 11 reviews
"little gem"
in 8 reviews
"water sports"
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"sun loungers"
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"low tide"
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"old town"
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"sea"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the many incredible beaches to see in the area. This was one of our favourites along with Praia da Coelha. Also, there are several incredible beaches on the SW coast like Odeceixe and others on the Vincente coast

Thank Mathew P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach was larger than others in area. Plenty of scenery— cliffs, caves, and more. The chairs and umbrellas can be rented or you can set up your own. The water is very cold even at the end of June/beginning of July. There is a...More

1  Thank Rachael B
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

A little bit confusing direction signage from the bus stop to the beach, but finally found this really nice sandy-rocky beach. Clear blue, nice rocks, good services.

Thank Bukor S
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Lots of parking with steps or cobbled ramp down to beach. Umbrellas and shade to rent on beach. Very good beach bar and restaurant. Sandy beach with great swimming. Life guard on duty. Water sports available. Big hotels nearby so prone to get busy. Lovley...More

3  Thank luv2holidayinthesun
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

You can make a lot of good pictures arround and also enjoy the beach. Lovely place to visit and to enjoy the sun !

Thank Munteanu E
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This beach is stunning the walks around it are spectacular. We went on beach early morning for a stroll & a short sunbath. It was busy at the weekend & I am guessing very busy later in Summer. It isn’t s hudge beach but lovely....More

1  Thank Angie J
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Sun beds a bit expensive but if you are there all day good value. Keep topping up with good food and drinks from the beach bar

2  Thank CharlesDarney
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We recently visited this beach just outside Albufeira and I must say it is one of the most scenic beaches I have visited anywhere. It compares to a lot beach’s on the far side of the world. It is a little bit challenging to swim...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

For return from the beach, you can ask friendly staff in the beach restaurant to book a taxi. This beach has large stones in the sea which makes it wonderful.

Thank Srinivasu M
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We came here on our last day spontaneously and it was the best decision. The sand is so soft, the water is clean and the cliffs/rocks are beautiful. The area around the beach is great for relaxing walks and the beach chairs are reasonably priced,...More

1  Thank honeyvirk126
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Scott S
12 June 2018|
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Response from CharlesDarney | Reviewed this property |
If you have a car Albufeira is a few minutes away. Continente, lidel and Aldi’s are on a he Main Street There are local mini markets around. Look on Google maps
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Nati R
2 October 2017|
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Response from silvestre m | Reviewed this property |
There are few restaurants they can be expensive during peak season
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TiggerKH
12 August 2017|
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Response from ALBERTO T | Reviewed this property |
About a kilometer distance
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