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Praia Sao Rafael

Praia Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Albufeira
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful, good parking and sweet little Beach cafe. So worth a visit for a coffee or a whole day relaxing on the beach.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you want a beach that is totally unspoilt and in a spectacular setting then go no further, it's soft sand and blue sea make for a perfect place to relax, good beach bar and carpark

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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

lovely little beach with a bar, toilets and excellent sunsets. Very clean and uncrowded in October. Great scenic clifftop walks to Gale one way or Albufeira the other.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Been coming here for many years. Great location, easy access, clean sand, lovely cliffs, lots of walks and views. And well away from the buzz of Albufeira. Waves can be strong, it is not uncommon for bathers to be knocked over so care and common sense are needed. Lifeguards are in attendance and are quite vigilant. Bar on the beach... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Tucked away in a little cove just to the west of Albufeira Marina, Sao Rafael beach is a little gem surrounded by rocks. Those rocks (cliffs) were very welcome when we wanted a little shade out of the Portuguese sun. We were told about Sao Rafael by a restaurant, it seems to be a well kept secret of the locals.... More

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North Wales
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It was very busy during the day, but I loved walking there in the early mornings before anyone got there. There's a cafe that serves food - not much for veggies except salad and omlette.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Exceptional rock formations. Very clean beach with sun loungers and umbrellas. Sea was very inviting for swim or paddle.

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nice to be on this spot during low tides! The sandy beach is much bigger and for a walk along the coast this is a super startingpoint to walk to the mainbeach of Albufeira!!!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The beach had both chairs to hire or places to sit free of charge. Either way the scenery is breath taking. There were lots of people in swimming but the water seemed to drop down quite quickly and as I am not a strong swimmer I decided to give it a miss

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The beach is great. Be aware of the waves, sometimes out of nowhere a big wave hits the beach. If you know that and look out for it it's great fun, but could be dangerous for small kids, watch them. Did have diner in the beach restaurant. Diner was nice. They guy of the restaurant did keep the restaurant open... More

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