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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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If you are lucky with the weather, it is not the high season and you get there early in the day you are bound to remenber the experience forever. You feel free and in harmony with nature. Don't be scared of the cold water after a few splashes you will feel amazing! Still my dream come true on this earth...or... More

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

went here in June 2014 on a short 4 hrs trip to the islands. it was a windy island and the scenery was wonderful. worth taking a camera and a good pair of walking shoes. was told it was the best beach in the world!! well not really. it was nice but the beach at the far end was full... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Clear water, white sand, blue sky, great scenery. What more can you want in a beach? Ok, maybe warmer water but this is the North Atlantic. Good for the circulation!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great island with amazing beach... Couple if points to help 1- reserve the tickets of the ferry in advance (specially in the summer) otherwise if you just show up you may not go 2- get sun block! The ride to Cies is about 45 min and if you stay on the sun deck of ferry it may be cloudy but... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The beach and the surrounding are just AMAZING!! a must see! We went there on a day trip and wanted to stay for ever the island is a national park and the rules are very struct but it is worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Drove down from Santiago de Compostela in about an hour along the very fast and beautiful highway. Arrived in Cangas about 11. A WORD OF WARNING: if you're coming into town by car, be aware of what will happen if you come in on market day (Friday). We spent ages driving round the harbour, where cars were double and triple... More

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Preston
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Ferry from vigo takes 45 minutes and costs €16. They like you to book your return time when heading out, little frustrating as it depends how it goes once you arrive on Island. The island is beautiful, many beaches and alcoves. We went end of September and walked the main beach full length whilst there was no one else on... More

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Braga, Portugal
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Cíes are really wonderful. Crystal clear waters, almost no waves at all and not crowded. The only bad thing is the cold water - really cold. But it's worth the visit, you won't regret.

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madrid
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We took the boat from Vigo city (2 adults and 2 children: 18€ad/7€kids) which takes about 40 mins. It can be breezy, so although you may want to stay on top bring a sweater or light jacket! The day we went, it was a very hot day forecast so we travelled very light - BIG MISTAKE! On arrival to the... More

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Porto, Portugal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The islands are beautiful with white soft sand and blue/transparent water. There was however little information on the beaches itself - for instance, the beach we ended up had lots of full naked people! Also, we booked our ticket through the web and got an e-ticket on our mobile. So, when we got to the port we headed straight to... More

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