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Urbanizacao de Sao Rafael, Albufeira 8200-613, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are looking for a quite beach with lots of sand dunes this is the place for you. Only a short distance west of Albufiera square. Take the road between Patio village and Albufiera marina to find this beach paradise.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dixonofdockgreen1234
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Praia Sao Rafael (Sao Rafael's Beach) is located near Albufeira, a turistical town in Algarve, in the South coast in Portugal. I came here with my daughter and she enjoyed a lot sunbathing, running in front of waves, playing with sand and doing a picnic....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve with a good restaurant and bar but with very high prices

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank chicoze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family visited this beach on the last couple of days on our holiday and it was our favourite out of Gale, Coelha and this. The beach is surrounded by some stunning and grand rock faces which along with the great weather, nice...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped down to show our friends the little bit of paradise. Beautiful golden sand and stunning rock and sand stone formations. during peak season there is a bar, which was wonderful, sitting on the verandah with a cold drink. Lovely sea to swim and paddle....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paul P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is great as well as the restaurant. The sea can get wild, so for us with two little kids we needed to pay close attention. The cliffs make this a beautiful setting...

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Boudie65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great parking at top of slope. Very pretty beach. Looked a little treacherous in the waves though, sloped away quickly and I've read reviews saying there's quite a riptide. Fab little cafe/restaurant with friendly team. The best Raspberry mojitos! Wasn't open in the evening while...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wil f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning. Been many times. This coast is beautiful. Sandy beach, rocks. Lovely scenery. We spent three weeks in the Algarve and this is one of the lovely ones.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Heartinherts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

absolutely stunning beach , we stayed at the hotel at the top. also ate at the restaurant on the beach, beware the fresh seafood is expensive

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ali12366
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Great location for golf and the old town food and drink all good rooms are fantastic. staff realy good on days of golf they had pack lunches made up for us

Date of experience: September 2018
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Rosario G
July 24, 2018|
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Not that I knkow of. We were there in February. During the summer, there may be more facilities available