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“untypical beach for this section of the algarve” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Praia Gale

Praia Gale
Estrada da Gale, Albufeira, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in Albufeira
Type: Beaches
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“untypical beach for this section of the algarve”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

praia gale is completely different in relation to all the small from steep coast enclosed bays we visited before. the beach has no steep coast but small beach sections, because big rocks are distributed around. the currents could be very strong and it is necessary to take attention. there is no vegetation around and a parasol and sunprotection is absolutely necessary. we arrived there in the afternoon and the beach was not so full like on other places. it is better to stay on the beachside, because in the near backland construction ruines blight on the environment. during our stay we saw nicer places than praia gale.

Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Great beach, one of the best i visited. It was great for all the family from the children to the grandparents. The restaurants/bars which over looked the beach were brilliant too. The sand was clean and stretches for miles. This beach is deffinetly worth the visit.

Visited August 2012
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London
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“Best Beach on the Algarve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

My favourite beach with usually some good surf to mees around in. Sand stretches for miles although at the Gale end there is a cove which is a bit sheltered. Three good beach bars that over the years have gone from shacks to proper restuarants serve the beach.

Visited September 2012
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Faro, Faro, Portugal
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“Beatiful Rocky beach with interesting little coves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I like the fact that there are a few really good restaurants on this beach overlooking it and one side of the beach is really rocky for the adventurous and the other side nice a flat for slow walks

Visited August 2012
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Czech Republic
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“Nice beach to spend a day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Clean attractive beach with see that gives you the perfect waves. Life guards on duty. Nice food and drinks in the restaurants. Toilets are clean.

Visited October 2012
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