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Tarrafal Beach

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Address: Strand von Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
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Good beach

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
Ana V
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank becerra22
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Inuitlo
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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.

Thank Ana V
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17 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!

Thank MJRLisbon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

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.

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

Thank tony t
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Let's face it, you don't go to the island of Santiago because of the beaches. If you want that, Sal or Boavista are probably better options. Taking that into account, nevertheless the beach of Tarrafal is quite nice and definetly worth the time to go there if you are in Santiago.

Thank TheGrumbler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

nicest beach of Santiago, not a lot of people, not much tourists, perfect to relax swimming , fishing , diving or snorkeling.

Thank PrahaBasler
WInnipeg, Canada
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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.

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
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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.

Thank ronaldvb

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