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Address: Estrada da Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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Lovely beach but strong waves

Excellent beach that lives up to its reviews in terms of the lovely sand, excellent facilities including multiple public toilets, decent restaurants and lots of interesting rock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent beach that lives up to its reviews in terms of the lovely sand, excellent facilities including multiple public toilets, decent restaurants and lots of interesting rock formations for the children to explore. However parking is very challenging; we arrived well before 10 and people were already parking along the access road, but before 9:30 you should be close regardless.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited this beach several times for body boarding, the waves are good most of the time and it is easy to see where children are as they are not that far out to get a decent wave. Café is good, the only real issue is parking a car as we experienced with all the beaches along the coast. If... More 

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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you like sandy beaches, huge waves, a lot of space to sit and relax in the sun, beachclubs / pretty good restaurants on the beach and a relaxed environment? Go to Galé beach!

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Trollheim, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely beach, lots of activity, jet ski slipway, para gliding, and for the more chiilled laze in the sun, under you parasol, or rent one of the thatch parasols, next to the board walk, really cool. Unlike some of the Albufeira beaches, these beaches are clean, and ALL GOLDEN sand. Bit of waves, esp with the tide coming in, and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a 9 euro taxi ride from the old town Albufeira is this long wide beach with fine white sand and gentle slope to the sea. Plenty of beds and umbrellas even in August! Two cafes, water sports and a big fruit stall selling delicious tasty oranges, peaches, plums etc. When the tide is out you can walk 100 meters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are driving then get here early as the parking is mental with cars everywhere, we got an uber and the got them to pick us up so no messing and dropped right at the entrance , got there at around 12:30 and got a sunbed straight away took my lads in the sea it was great fun water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent beach, parking can be a issue if you don't arrive early, restaurants are good but can be expensive. Well worth a visit plenty of sun beds etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another beautiful Algarve beach. Parking can be hard so get there early. You can hire sunbeds and parasols, or bring your own. Grab a coffee, or explore the rock formations or walk all the way to Armacao de Pera, along the way you could hire a jetski too. Plenty to keep you occupied. Not all areas are covered by lifeguards... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Galé beach is for us our favourite beach. Not only because of the beach itself but also because of the restaurants and services available. This beach is also very busy in August, but still possible to find a nice spot as it is quite big.

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is limited close by but on both visits we found a spot within easy walking distance, worth going early especially if you intend to carry a lot of stuff with you. Hire of sunbeds not unreasonable and includes fixed umbrella. Beach very clean and parts patrolled by lifeguards. A variety of sports activities available with jets skis, paddle boats... More 

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