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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 80 reviews
"rock formations"
in 23 reviews
"beach restaurant"
in 14 reviews
"nicest beaches"
in 5 reviews
"nice restaurant"
in 7 reviews
"nice sand"
in 7 reviews
"small beach"
in 12 reviews
"gets busy"
in 5 reviews
"clear water"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"the cliff"
in 11 reviews
"little gem"
in 8 reviews
"sun loungers"
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"low tide"
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"water sports"
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"old town"
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Reviewed today

Very quiet in April, felt like we had the place to ourselves. The water is clean, as is the beach. Waves can be big though so hold on to your little ones.

Thank Matt P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach is gorgeous. It is a perfect Algarve beach - and it doesn't disappoint at all. The cafe was fine but not the cheapest drinks we bought all holiday - to be expected with no competition. Well worth our visit.

Thank SI0726
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Magnificent beach with backdrop of dramatic cliffs you can walk to the top of for superb views along the coast. One of the most picturesque beaches I've seen. Water is cold though!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are planning a visit to this beach, plan it for the entire day and take your drinks and foodstuff with you. If you are staying in the old town of Albufeira, take the bus or Uber. Its a well located, clean and isolated...More

Thank Prashant S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a day by the sea, stunning views. Tide came in quick though. Kids loved the clean sand. Plenty ammenities close by.

Thank francesplatt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for another beach and got lost and ended up here. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon and there were a lot of people around. We walked on the beach and went up to the cliffs and would have loved a drink...More

Thank lizzie4916
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean, nice and cosy beach with amazing view from the cliffs. There is a large parking spot which is free of charge. The beach offers not only spectacular view but also water activities, restaurant service

Thank Ingosyte S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some (are they mad?) swam in the sea. It was cold! Beach is the Algarve, say no more. Nice stroll along to the town from our hotel. You couldn't go any further

Thank Alfasan
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

One of the best in algarve. It is a MUST in albufeira. Great restaurant there as well. The beach is family friendly and located close to the old town. It is located in one of the best areas of albufeira. with a lot of other...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of the more accessible beaches. There is a good parking lot and then a stone incline with steps built in takes you gradually to the beach. There is a restaurant closed in the off-season and no washrooms. The beach is large, clean...More

Thank Lesterbeach
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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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Abbster200
25 April 2017|
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Response from NorthWestUK1 | Reviewed this property |
Have seen people being dropped off by taxi / tuk-tuk at the car park above the beach, but no taxi rank nearby as it's a pretty quiet suburban area of town.
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