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Porto Pim

Faial Island, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Faial Island
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A sandy beach with warmer water is a great stop for a hot day. Go to the Taverna do Pim for lunch. There are a few tables outside along the seawall. We got the soup of the day, local kale soup. It was delicious. There are a few hiking trails up to the top of the caldera with great views... More 

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My favourite beach in Faial. There's a cafe at either end, the whaling museum and a lovely walk up Monte da Guia. It's a nice cove which keeps it safe and the water gets deep very gradually.

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Alcobaca, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

After a great day at the beach nothing more relaxing that a bear in one of the little cafe's sorrounded by local people.

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Newbury, England
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45 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Attractive beach with good facilites and warm shallow waters. Its a short walking distance from Horta Marina, with a cafe on either side. Has a European Blue flag (so very clean water) and a lifeguard. Well worth a vist.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a small, calm beach, great for kids. However, it is surrounded by stone walls that make the view interesting and also makes for a nice spot up on the walls. On one side is the old whaling factory (now a museum) and the other side, toward the center of town, a street.. By the way, there is a... More 

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Horta, Portugal
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a very nice beach in a bay in the city of Horta. Has white thin sand and it's very good for children because of it's shallow waters. You can climb Monte da Guia, wright next to it and have a wonderfull view of it and of the city.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Porto Pim is the only real beach in Horta and really is very attractive, the whale factory nearby is worth a visit

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Just near to Horta you must climb the mountain and see the very nice bay of Porto Pim. A nice view with Horta and Porto Pim side by side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2006

Is a lovely place, not only in the summer but also all year around, is great for doing walks in the beach and swiming, is a beach but is more like a big pool! Carmen

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