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Address: Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
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A Brilliant Beach

Fabulous! A working beach with superb swimming and plenty of good sand to lie on or play in. Perfectly located, ample space, nice restaurant above it and all in all a terrific... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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WInnipeg, Canada
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WInnipeg, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Fabulous! A working beach with superb swimming and plenty of good sand to lie on or play in. Perfectly located, ample space, nice restaurant above it and all in all a terrific place to hang out for a day or a week.

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rotterdam
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

peacefull place, almost no tourists , colourfull small fishing boats, very friendly locals and a great beach. Combined with some small restaurants with great food, small prices and superb service.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This beach offers a beautiful setting with the mountains behind it. I found it very quiet for most of the day, except when the fishermen brought in their catch in their colourful boats. Apparently it livens up a bit at the weekend when people come from elsewhere on the island. There are a few cafes/restaurants nearby, but it has an... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Colourful fishermensboats on the sandy beach, palmtrees, no parkingfees, lots of fishing activities on the beach, nice view from a good restaurant, picturesque village. Interesting concentrationcamp (Salazar period - historic site) before entering town.

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

wonderful beach and great drinks at rosi's... do not miss this beach the best in santiago. high waves...

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great beach, great water very clean with nice temperature. You can find there a great restaurant with cape verdian food.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice sandy beach and bay, with busy fishing boats creating a colourful vista from the restaurant terrace. Food in the restaurant is plentiful, of good quality and value. The service is relaxed but friendly. Well worth a lunchtime visit

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Yorkshire
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is one of the few 'swimmable' beaches on the island, but the town of Tarrafal is infested with stray dogs and the evidence of their presence litters the beach.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

you can have lunch at the restaurant up from the beach: food there is incredible and it is not expensive at all.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice walk on the beach. Watched the locals empty their fishing nets. We were thinking of staying at the hotel on the beach, but for some reason they have a bunch of birds caged up. Lets just say that that is not natural, not entertaining, and smells.

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