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Praia Gale

Estrada da Gale, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #7 of 29 Attractions in Albufeira
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: 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... more »
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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233 reviews 233 reviews
80 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Clean beach and sandy beaches. A lot of place to lay down on your towel or rent a sunbed and umbrellla.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We love visiting Gale on a nice day. its a beautiful bay/beach away from the masses of crowds that frequent the more touristy beaches. With a choice of the lovely long sandy beach to the West towards Armacao de Pera or to the East the smaller rocky bay with the large rock in the shape of a leaping polar bear,... More

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The Wirral, UK
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111 reviews 111 reviews
6 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved this beach and the walk to Armacao de Pera. So many good beach bars to sample on-route. Definitely one of my favourite beaches. A must if staying I the area.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I liked the beach in general, it was clean, plenty of rubbish bins, the beach staff were pleasant.We had lunch at the restaurant which was very good value, there was nothing to dislike about Gale. My only suggestion is that the entrance to the beach could do with smartening up a bit, the path is 'slippy ' in places.

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South Wales
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is one of our favourite beaches/bays to visit in the area but beware some of the beach front snack bars are not such good value any more and the one situated in front of the car parking roundabout this year had one of the rudest waitresses I have come across in The Algarve

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Worsley
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very long beach with 3 beach bars and sunbeds with umbrellas for hire at various points. Great for people watching and watching a lovely 'big' sea.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Gale itself is very quiet, too quiet for us, but if that's what you are looking for great. The coastline is very interesting with a main beach at Gale that runs east all the way past Salgados & onto Armaceo de Pera. if you follow the coastline west it more about rocks & lovely little rocky coves with little beaches... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

lots of beaches in the area but this was the closest to us, lovely and peaceful maybe because its September, visited several times

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We walked along the beach to here , there are three bars and restaurants which are very good , we used them when we stay in Gale

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A great beach, with good nearby facilities. Comfortable beach loungers, plenty of space and scenery to die for. A must visit if in the area!!!

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