Bordeira Beach
Bordeira Beach
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andykdv
Amsterdam, The Netherlands211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The beach is prestine. Gold and fine sand, cold water and huge waves.
If you don't surf is only to see because can be windy and also cold.
The worst thing that happened to us is when we came back to the car they had stolen EVERYTHING from the car. As many people go from one part of Algarve to the other one we left our cases inside. They broke the lock of the door of the car and they opened the car taking everything.
After to talk with the police they told us is "quite common". So, don't do it if you don't want to have the worst holidays in life.
Written September 4, 2014
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Bruce M
Durham, NC559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Going to Bordeira is like getting lost. First you drive through small simple farms and then the road turns to gravel. After several twists and turns, you see the river, the desert, the beach, the ocean and surfers from high up on a cliff. At times it looks like you are going to drive off the cliff into the ocean, so the road is not for the squeamish. The beach and the views are spectacular. Don't be in a hurry when you come out here!
Written November 4, 2019
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Sea E
Paris, France18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Bordeira is my favorite beach for now. I stayed until night tonight under the stars and a moon on the way to be full soon..there is really a good energy on this beach.
Written May 22, 2018
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Leila D
Switzerland31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
We went surfing on this beach twice. The people of the surf rental place are very friendly and the beach is just stunning. One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen!!!
Written October 23, 2017
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Christmate11
Bangkok, Thailand2,284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
As great as the beach may be, it is surprising nobody has ever mentioned the drive along the cliffs. It is a good dust road accessible to any cars. It is called 'Estrada da Praia'. Since it is part of the national park on the southwestern part of the Algarve, they have arranged board walks all along this scenic road. It is absolutely stunning. In the southernmost section of the road, there is a nice café and restaurant to sit, relax and enjoy the view.
Written May 1, 2014
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Boieroaica
Bucharest, Romania58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
The view from the top of the stairs is amazing, the beach is not too large, but is beautiful, great for sunset wine and friends or romance.
Written October 11, 2020
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Paulina Z
83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Unfortunately we do not have any pictures as we thought we’d swim, and left our phones in the car. This was probably the most beautiful beach we’ve ever seen. Located in the middle of a national park, it’s pretty self explanatory. we ended up not swimming because the waves were waaaaaay too much for us. Looked terrifying and dangerous, but a surfing class was happening nevertheless.

There were two very attentive and focused lifeguards which surprised us a lot. One of them went so far that he pulled an irresponsible mother with a kid out from
The water to explain how the child was seconds from drowning as result from her stupidity. They ended up not going back to the water, and I thought that the lifeguard was really PRESENT, rather than just sitting there and not giving a damn.

The access to the beach absolutely sucks if you don’t have a car, we had to rent one and drove over an hour. The beach is kilometers wide, sandy, and the surrounding cliffs definitely make amazing viewpoints.
Written September 26, 2019
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maurizio guidi
Florence, Italy131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
If you like a very different experience from south Algarve beaches, this spot can be for you. A great nature with natural dunes and kilometers of untouched beach.
This surf spot is working in almost every condition thus you can find waves generated by long distance swell as well by wind. But the water temperature is cold and you must wear a swimsuit. Definitely a must In Algarve
Written August 14, 2019
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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England3,179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Rarely have I seen, visited, or even read about a beach as large as this one. Praia da Bordeira made me feel like I was crossing the Sahara. There were sand dunes and beautiful, vast open passages, including a walkway above the beach for incredible views down below.

Waves and riptides were vicious here, so much so that there was a red flag warning that prevented anyone but courageous surfers from venturing into the open waters. Hopefully your results will vary.
Written July 21, 2019
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OrganicFamily
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We went to this beach yesterday in sunshine and a good spring breeze. It is scenic and once at the beach feels very wild. But beware that there may be - like yesterday- very very strong rip currents and undertorrents. My husband was in less than lower hip deep and got out of a major current only with his board. We had to witness that a dad of another family who went in for a short swim was taken out to sea by the currents, and we were all unable to help because the sea was so dangerous. It took emergency services 50 minutes to reach us in the middle of this remote beach and all help came too late.
Written April 26, 2019
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