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Praia Gale

Estrada da Gale, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Albufeira
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Good facilities, busy beach, quieter to the east of the main stretch of the beach. Great beach to just walk for an hour or more and enjoy the scenery. Will definitely be visiting this area of Portugal again.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Beach outstanding, nice watching the surfers strutting there stuff, and wishing you could do it. You have toilet facilities and disabled parking and a ramp for wheel chairs young and old and somewhere to have a bite to eat. Perhaps not ideal for young ones if they want to go in the sea not this time of year

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
23 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The main stretch of the beach is overcrowded but if you walk to the East, past the bar/restaurant Pedras Amarelas, you will be sure to find a much quieter and attractive spot.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you love white sandy beaches that go on for miles then you will love Gale Beach! You can walk for miles along the sandy beach and stop off for a coffee or beer along the way! When we come back to Portugal we always end up back on Gale Beach- hard to beat!

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Bloxham, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a beautiful spot, a lovely, fairly quiet (in October, anyway) long sandy beach with good parking and a few nice beach bars at which to enjoy the view. I can imagine it might be busy in the height of summer.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Disappointing place. Very average. Crowded even in June, when there is not so many tourists in Algarve. Stones in the ocean make swimming not so pleasurable :(

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice flattish beach- plenty beach loungers and umbrellas- 10euros a pair for day. Beach cafe, toilets, Safe for children, rock discovery

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

what a fantastic place to visit at sunset. Parking close by and 2 restaurants too. When we visited there was also a stall selling roasted nuts

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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52 helpful votes 52 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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