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Address: Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
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The little beach

Nice beach with sand. The water is clear and warm. Beautiful surroundings. Good to spend a pleasant day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ana Luísa F
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice beach with sand. The water is clear and warm. Beautiful surroundings. Good to spend a pleasant day.

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Thank Ana Luísa F
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! A entire day event! There are hotels and restaurants around the beach are! The water is clear and warm

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Thank mfernandes44
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Tranquil place with good bathing. A picturesque place, particularly since part of the beach is where the colourful fishing boats land their catches. These boats, resplendent in different colours each named and some painted with faces like fierce sharks are the surrounded by men and women in African coloured clothing who prepare the fish for immediate sale on the beach.... More 

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Thank 268sam
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Its a beach, there is nothing much to it. But unlike many other beaches around Santiago this one has sand. It gets deep rather quick and the waves can be heavy.

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Thank Andreas K
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Tarrafal has 3 beaches all, easily accessible, all close to town centre. The furthest is a small golden sandy crecsent shaped beach that is bordered by rocks and is quite sheltered. Its also quite stoney underfoot, so not fantastic for kids and the waves can be quite strong and high at times. Its the beach with a run down abandoned... More 

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Thank becerra22
valencia
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This beach is one of a few that you can sit and catch some sun. No massive waves. By the time we went, was not spotless and we even didn't sit. Do not expect a paradise beach.

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Thank Inuitlo
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Good beach with clearer sand and warm water. Defenitely worth a visit. Also it had a restaurant near which served very good chicken.

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Thank Ana V
Lisbon
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The best beach in Santiago. Lovelly bay of calm water and white sand. Enjoy the fisherman activities and the young boys jumping to water!

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Thank MJRLisbon
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

During our visit in Tarrafal we visited the small beach several times. It's a nice little beach were many locals come to enyoy the ocean. If you want there is a fresh water shower witch you can use. On top of the beach there are two restaurants.

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Thank Wouter R
Helston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was a complete waste of time really, it just looked like any other beach. Trips here are uninspiring, the best bit is driving the 4x4's

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