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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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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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240 reviews 240 reviews
70 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
66 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went with the ferry of Mar de Ons to this beautiful island. But we were not the only ones... Spanish holidays (25th of July) began so it was crowded. The island and de white sandy beaches are great! Water a bit cold, but it is lovely for a swim! To eat, we recommend to go to the little 'restaurant'... More

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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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