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Islas Cies Beach

Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches
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Hamburg, Germany
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220 reviews 220 reviews
110 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Not what you would expect from a national park - basically just another overcrowded and noisy beach, no doubt in a beautiful setting, but why go to the trouble of travelling here when all you want to do is lie in the sun (which is what most people seemed to be doing)? There are some nice walks across the island... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you do anything while visiting Vigo it has to be leave Vigo on a ferry to Cies. Pack your swimming costume and sun tan lotion and set sail to the islands for a fabulous day of sunbathing, swimming and chilling in beautiful beaches. If you can, camp there. I wish we had instead of wasting our money at the... More

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Madrid, Spain
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

just amazing beaches, great views, surrounded by nature, totally recommend it , however the water can be cold even in summer.

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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This beach has the clearest water I have ever seen! Lovely sandy beach, a bit cold water, but very refreshing and clear with plenty of fish to see if snorkeling. It's worth even as a day trip from Vigo!

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Madrid, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I love the sand, the colour of the water, the views. The water temperature is always very cold in this region.

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Porto, Portugal
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263 reviews 263 reviews
72 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I believe there is no doubt about the breathtaking views, the nature in here are extremely beautiful, in this islands beside the beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, you have camping, restaurants and some activities such as snorkeling and trekking. Maybe the islands are being explored, but that can be a point of discussion. I think beside the... More

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Porto, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It has everything to be a tropical beach besides the water temperature.... :) Me and some friends went there for a full day on the beach and i must say, was a wonderful day. The beach is very large, white sand, calm waters to swim along side the fish's, literally.... After lunch we went visit the rest of the island,... More

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Porto, Portugal
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139 reviews 139 reviews
67 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Its the perfect place to relax and enjoy the nature. The water is cristal clean and the sand is white. It seams like Caribian beach :-)

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Salford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Walk 10 mins to the right when you come off the jetty, the beach is much less crowded. I'm glad we made the day trip from Santiago for this (July 2013) The restaurant prices were not as extortionate as I expected but if I went back I would probably try to take a picnic as it is cheaper and more... More

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Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Rodas beach on Islas Cies has the reputation of being as being the best beach in the world (according to a column in the Guardian). My advice would be to avoid it, and make your way to the much smaller, much more beautiful cove called Figueiras Beach. Take a right turn after leaving the boat jetty, and walk for approx... More

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